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Tresco Abbey Garden

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United Kingdom

Institution Code: TRES

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Tresco Abbey Garden
Tresco Abbey Garden Tresco Isles of Scilly TR24 0QQ
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01720 424108
Fax: 01720 424105
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mr M. Nelhams
    Curator's Name: Mike Nelhams
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Mike Nelhams
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 9
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1834
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 25 Hectares
  • Latitude: 49.947777
    Longitude: -6.332497
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 38000
    Number of Volunteers: 3

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 3500
  • Special Collections:Proteacea, Acacia, Metrosideros, Eucalyptus, Mesembryanthemum, cacti and succulents of S. Africa, Puya of S. America, trees and shrubs af New Zealand, Aeonium, Aloe.

Conservation Programmes

  • Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes