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Top 10 Devon and Cornwall by John Plumer

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Tresco Abbey Gardens

Like a cross between Kew Gardle, Tresco Abbey Gardens is a botanical wonderland, with feathery ferns, tall palms and spreading succulents. The sheltered conditions on the island of Tresco, aided by wind- and salt-tolerant Monterey pines and cypresses, have created a sympathetic home for this oasis of some 20,000 plants from 80 countries. These range from spider plants to brilliant flame trees, aromatic myrtle and yellow-flowering acacias. The gardens are scarcely less exuberant in winter when over 60 aloe plants, as well as yuccas from Mexico and Australian banksias, are in full bloom.Tresco, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall • 01720 ...

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