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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Tresco Abbey Gardens. Reply with quote

About 6 years ago, before I got into gardening, we went to Tresco in my little boat from Rathcoursey, in Cork Harbour. It's 135 nautical miles from Cork and we pootled across the Celtic Sea one Bank Holiday weekend to go and see the Scillies.

It was a lonely journey. We didn't see another sinner or boat until we reached the entrance, 100 yards out after 135 nautical miles. Walltoall would have been impressed with our navigation. Don't tell him it was luck. Wink

Anyway, I didn't know much about gardens at the time (still don't Sad ) but we went to see this one. It's one that everyone should see before they die. This, Stourhead and Buchart.

Here's a 360 view, which gives a little glimpse. http://www.tresco.co.uk/what-to-do/abbey-garden/abbey-garden-360-view.aspx

http://www.tresco.co.uk/tresco-abbey-garden-webcam.aspx

http://www.tresco.co.uk/what-to-do/abbey-garden/default.aspx

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats on my list with Alhambra and Villa D'Este and Villa Gamberaia
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personal opinion but I thought the Alhambra was nothing to write home about (and I'm a fan of Granada.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is one of my favourite gardens. The only problem is if you are going from UK the helicopters have now stopped. The only way you can get there is light aircraft or on the Ferry. There's another problem thats only seasonal. But it is a place to go its beautiful.
Another lovely place to go is The Lost Gardens of Helligan at St Austell Cornwall. You need a whole day there. I prefer that to the Eden Project
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was at the Lost Gardens Brilliant day out I read the book beforehand, Got there early and had a super day. Also visited Eden Impressive structure have to go back to cornwall again lovley part of the world.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite of having some problems in visiting this garden a good amount of people come and visit this place.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice
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