The virtually frost-free, temperate climate of the Scillies enables a profusion of rare and exotic plant species to flourish. The sheltered 1½ acre garden of Carreg Dhu on St Mary’s is a peaceful, sub-tropical retreat formed on the site of an old quarry. Now brimming with colourful plants, flowers and shrubs, it’s the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon picnic. Of course for many regular visitors, a holiday here wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the world-famous Abbey Garden on Tresco, where an incredible 20,000 exotic plants thrive on the elegant terraces amid statues, mosaics and sculptures.
Visiting Scilly's Gardens
A spectacular natural playground for visitors of all ages, the Isles of Scilly offer a wide variety of activities to experience. Swim, sail or snorkel in the crystal blue waters, wander through lush sub-tropical gardens, explore mysterious ancient burial grounds and browse colourful contemporary art galleries. Most of all, enjoy the unforgettable views.