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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

From a luxurious spa day or indulgent dinner to a weekend island retreat. Treat someone special to the ultimate island experience.

Eating

Eating

From beachfront dining to our cosy inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Place a pre-arrival grocery order and we'll deliver to your accommodation on your arrival

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Day Trips to Tresco

Day Trips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out

Daytrip Itinerary - Botanical

If you’re passionate about plants, a day spent on Tresco will be an absolute delight. Scilly’s position in the Gulf Stream encourages a temperate climate across the islands, allowing a range of plant-life to thrive here. Take a look at our botanical highlights...

This itinerary is suitable for all - the route to and from the Abbey Garden is a relatively long walk if you're making you're way from or to New Grimsby quay. However, there are many botanical delights to see along the way - no matter the time of year!

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Morning

Naturally, the Abbey Garden should be your first stop: you could even spend the entire day here as there’s so much to see. Home to over 4000 species of plants from across the globe, there’s something in bloom all year round.

The Garden's existence is thanks to Augustus Smith, who took over the lease for Tresco in the 19th century and considered collecting exotic plants a hobby. His legacy has been continued and today you can find plants from the world’s Mediterranean climate zones: from Brazil to New Zealand and Burma to South Africa.

You’ll find striking King Protea and the handsome Lobster Claw, great blue spires of Echium, brilliant Furcraea, Strelitzia and shocking-pink drifts of Pelargonium. There are several sunny terraces, shady corners and floral beds to explore...

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Lunch

Should you find yourself with an appetite after all the botanical sights, you don't have to leave the Garden. Head to its Visitor Centre for lunch. Serving hot pastries, sandwiches, salads, hot drinks and scrumptious cakes, take a seat in the sunny courtyard and keep an eye out for red squirrels and golden pheasants.

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Afternoon

Depending on the time of year, there is flora all over the island to satisfy any budding botanist...

Take a look at what you can find in each season.

Spring

Spring

April sees impressive echiums come to life across the islands – find clusters close to the Island Office and by the Ruin Beach Café.

The gorse flower is also impressive – the central wooded stretch of Tresco boasts plenty of this, as does the North End.

What's more, the wildflower meadows are in their prime. See if you can spot them either behind Lucy Tania or up the hill from Smugglers and Blockhouse.

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Summer

The Abbey Drive and Gimble Porth are vibrant with rhododendrons – their fuchsia flowers are irresistibly cheerful. You can also head to the banks of Pentle Bay to see Tresco’s iconic agapanthus in bloom.

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Autumn

Keep an eye out for vibrant pink Belladonna Lilies at the side of the road and in the field by Rowesfield shed, or if you’re visiting the Abbey Garden, the Red Flowering Gum Trees are quite a sight to behold.

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Winter

Gorgeous golden daffodils line the fields and hedgerows – take a stroll through the banks and dunes along Tresco's east coast to see them.

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Stay on Tresco

Winter and Festive breaks are not always available to book online - for cottage stays or New Inn breaks over the winter months please go to Winter on Tresco or call 01720 422849.

Or call +44 (0)1720 422 849