Bicton Park Garden, Devon

Bicton Park Botanical Garden, near Exeter

Bicton Park has lovely gardens set in 50 acres near the sea.

The Bicton Park Garden is set in the lovely countryside near the South Devon Coast and dates back 300 years. The garden was once recognised as being one of the finest in England.

One of the main features of the garden is the Palm House built in the 1820's which predates the on at Kew by 20 years. It is of semi circular design and sits against a brick wall, aqnd uses 18,000 small glass panes in thin iron glazing bars.

The garden is set on a hillside between walls which leads down to formal water gardens in the shape of canals with fountains and a small stream, and a large lake.

To the other side of the garden is a fernery and rock gardens which is overlooked by a fint stone hut which house a lovely collection of shells.

There are rhododendrons and azaleas as well as colourful borders and feature gardens.
You can wander through the pinetum and arboretum with over 1,000 trees and 25 champion trees. The garden is do friendly and there are plenty of places to walk.

The large museum details changes in agricultural life over the last 2 centuries and should not be missed. A small railway runs around the garden which makes the garden a great day out with the family.

The drive to the nearby college is flanked by an amazing avenue of monkey puzzle trees.

2018 - Bicton Park Botanical Gardens open daily For opening times and group visits

Address

  • Street: Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
  • Postcode: EX9 7BJ
  • City: East Budleigh
  • County: Devon
  • Country: United Kingdom

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