Such a paradise, takes me back to South Africa. And what a colourful Golden Pheasant to finish with 🙂
The gardens presumably look even more subtropical in the summer
Did you take the boat over or fly?
Boat there, flight back
The boat is good in fine weather, not so when it is rough as I found out to my cost!
Likewise – and yet every other day last week it was like a mill pond 😉
What great picture and colors
If it weren’t for the bird, I’d be wondering if you weren’t here in Southern California!
Haha – and yet it’s hard to believe that this golden pheasant is resident in the wild in parts of the UK. Oh, and apparently a certain President’s hair has been compared to it… 😂
What a treat Cathy! Where did you take the pictures?
Did you see the tag? Tresco Abbey, Scilly Isles
I didn’t see it – Cathy – must use my eyes more! Have a great Easter weekend!
🙂 Thanks Cathy – and yes, lots of garden jobs lined up for the next few days! How about you?
So many jobs – but looking forward to it! Happy Easter!
A different world!
And yet not very far way…
Where have you been hiding that part of the garden Cathy?
Haha! I trust you noted the tag though, Brian?!
I have now!
You must be in a very warm place. I love those dark aeoniums. That is one handsome pheasant too.
‘Just’ the Scilly Isles, which are part of the UK and only 30 miles off the SW coast…
Fabulous. Can you still get there by air?
Indeed – we went by boat 😝 but came back by air – as a very infrequent flyer I had mixed feelings about the 8 seater plane 😉
Oh looking at your photos has made me glow with those vibrant colours. Hard to comprehend that it’s the same country! I hope that Tresco lived up to all your expectations and more Cathy.
Thanks Anna. It would be much more vibrant in summer of course but it was good to see it – although I have to say I do prefer more typical British gardens 😉
Oh wonderful, Tresco is my idea of heaven and the Abbey Gardens are certainly paradise. Such a pity that you can no longer go by helicopter from Penzance.
We came back by plane which was only 15 mins and there is a shuttle bus/taxi from Land’s End to Penzance which was only about 10 or 15 mins
Beautiful photos, Cathy. What a dream of a garden!
Oh my goodness Cathy that is stunning. Such colour a feast for the eyes
gorgeous and strange as today I booked a holiday there in September!
Oh, that’s something to look forward to Helen. There is a community garden on St Mary’s called Carreg Dhu which isn’t mentioned in the guidebook we had but is well worth a visit. Are you on an organised trip? We did look (briefly) at the RHS one as well as other non-gardening trips but arranged it ourselves in the end as it was much more economical
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