Spring on Tresco Island
Time to be awakened... By the array of plants in bloom in the Abbey Garden. By Tresco-wide walking among nourishing nature. By a cool coastal escape or an equinox yoga practise. By deserted beaches and the sweet scent of gorse in the clear sea air.
Here off the coast of Cornwall, spring comes early, and winter hardly exists at all. While the rest of the country is still shaking off the cold of winter, spring on Scilly sees long days, stunning Mediterranean plans flowering in the Abbey Garden, and the mercury rarely dipping into single figures.
The island comes alive with chefs unveiling new menus, the Abbey Gardeners planting out, and fishermen launching their freshly-painted boats for the season.
It’s a time for wellness, awakening and revitalising after the cold winter months. It’s a time for getting active with the Walk Scilly Festival and the World Pilot Gig Championships. It’s a time to unfurl into the year amongst a revitalising island spring.
Time to be... Revitalised
Relax with an early morning equinox yoga practice, spend a day meandering the Abbey Garden, or enjoy an evening stroll along a deserted beach bathed in evening sunshine.
There’s something uplifting about a Scilly sunrise, even more so during the equinox. We recommend Blockhouse Castle as the perfect viewing spot – take a blanket and a thermos and watch as the sky moves through a palette of perfect pastels behind the silhouette of St. Martin’s.
Time to be... Active
The island-wide Walk Scilly Festival sees a range of guided walks that bring the islands’ history, heritage and scenery to life, from historical rambles to wildlife wanders.
For a real taste of island life, there’s also the World Pilot Gig Championships – a unique celebration of Scilly’s maritime history and culture and a weekend of pulse-racing sporting drama on the high seas.
Time to be... Creative
Spring sees our first Creative Breaks of the year - the perfect opportunity to learn from the experts, discover a new skill or develop an existing one.
Each spring, our Tresco Guitar Retreat offers the perfect relaxed, supportive and inspiring environment with expert tuition from Stuart Marshall, whilst our Painting Breaks will leave you inspired to put brush to canvas and develop your artistic flair.
Spring also sees the fishermen on neighbouring Bryher launch their craft for the season, which can only mean one thing: the start of our harbourside weekly market. What better to inspire you to get creative in the kitchen than access to the most wonderfully fresh Scillonian produce, direct from the producers?
Time to Be... Indulgent
Each spring our eateries open with a revamped menu for the year ahead. Whether you’re partial to woodfired pizza, crave a catch of the day, or fancy a fresh salad, you’ll find plenty of variety and temptation.
There's also the first Low Tide Event of the year with a truly indulgent feast of food and drink in the middle of the channel between Tresco and Bryher - the ultimate 'popup festival' and a unique Scillonian experience.