Tresco Abbey Gardens

Last updated: 17 May 2022

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Address and contact details
Tresco, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, TR24 0QQ
Tel: 01720 228849
Fax: 01720 22807
Latitude: 49° 56' 58" N
Longitude: 06° 19' 30" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1834
Ownership:Private, Robert Dorrien Smith
Garden code:TRES
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, English Heritage, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
M. Nelhams
Contact person: R. A. Dorrien-Smith
Physical environment
Total area:20 ha
Weather recordsNo records kept
Average annual:832 mm
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Tallest Luma apiculata, Metrosideros excelsa and Cordyline australsis in the British Isles
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
New Zealand, South Africa, Australia
Special families within the collections:
Special genera within the collections:
Acacia, Metrosideros, Eucalyptus, Mesembryanthemum, Puya, Aeonium, Aloe
Special collections:
Acacia, NCCPG – 64 Species.
Record Keeping:Records kept
Record System:unknown
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guide
Teaching and Education:Secondary
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Café, gift shop, plant shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-4pm
Location map

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