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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 on Tresco

Eating on Tresco

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

Grocery

Grocery

Prepare a grocery pre-order in advance of your stay, or shop online during your time on Tresco, with delivery straight to your accommodation

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

Daytrips to Tresco

Daytrips 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

Autumn in the Abbey Garden

When considering Tresco’s subtropical beauty, the Abbey Garden is truly the jewel in our crown. Blooming year-round, we’re sharing a snapshot of the gardens in autumn, including plant highlights to be discovered.

As autumn unfurls, the garden experiences a period of rest during September and October after a heady summer full of blooms and vibrancy. Although there’s still plenty to see, it’s the perfect moment for the gardeners to take stock, to start clearing and planning for next season’s planting.

At this time plants with origins in the southern hemisphere come through – those from the likes of Chile, Australia and New Zealand erupt in late flowers and blooming trees. Our evergreen garden is never dull, and often it’s even more glossy and alluring after an autumn shower. Or visit on a misty day and walk our tree fern-lined terraces, amongst the ethereal interplay of textures and shapes; imagination-grabbing fodder even for those with no interest in botany.

Here are seven plants in bloom during the autumn months:

Proteas

The South African Proteas are certainly a crowd-pleaser with garden visitors. Many begin to flower from September / October onwards with the majority running through the winter into spring.

Protea

Myrtus Luma

From Chile, Myrtus Luma is prone to a late-flowering burst during the autumn months.

Lumas

Amaryllis Belladonna

In flower a little earlier this year than usual, this vibrant pink bloom can be spotted in the Abbey Garden and lining some of our island paths.

Amaryllis

Fascicularia Bicolor

You can’t miss this burst of colour – a spiky plant with a crimson centre, encircling delicate blue flowers.

Fascicularia

Yuccas

Bold sword-shaped leaves and bell-shaped flowers – a textural addition to our terraces.

Yuccas

Pelargoniums

These South African pops of colour are always in flower, but a delight to see at any time of year.

Pelagomiums

Nikau Palm

From New Zealand, both flowering and in fruit during the autumn months.

Nikau palm 2

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Stay on Tresco

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