Take a walk through Tresco Abbey Garden

Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

Tresco Abbey Garden has unique climate conditions that allow for the growth of exotic and unique plant life.

One of the islands' biggest attractions and a must-see for all visitors to Scilly is the subtropical Tresco Abbey Garden. Established by Augustus Smith in the 19th Century, it houses spectacular collections of 20,000 plants from 80 countries, from Brazil to Burma and New Zealand to South Africa.

The Valhalla collection within the Garden is equally impressive with its colourful figureheads salvaged from islands' shipwrecks and be sure to look out for the friendly red squirrels, introduced to the Garden in 2013.

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