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Trip to Bicton Gardens in Devon


On Friday Joy and I had the chance to visit Bicton Botanical Gardens, near Sidmouth. We were lucky with the weather and spent 2 hours investigating the gardens.

The gardens are well laid out and very well kept.

The Rhododendrons were out and not too far gone.

The most impressive part of the gardens, were the trees.

In one of the little woods they had provided a ‘hide’ with bird feeders. We saw rabbits and Great Tits.

We found a paddock with sheep and we even managed to see a horse show!

We finally got back to the start and also bagged ourselves some bargains in the shop. Altogether, a wonderful visit and a garden we will visit again.

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It looks like a lovely day out Gunner :-)

31 May, 2010


What a tranquil setting for all those different activities. I love bird hides. We sat in one at Lough Neigh near Belfast and watched as ducks landed on the icy surface. When they took off there was 6 instead of three and wait for it, 3 were flying upside down. You sussed it, it was so clear that we were seeing their reflections on the thin layer of water above the ice. lol. Thank you for sharing with us.

31 May, 2010


Thanks Paul for showing us your lovely pictures. It is years since I went to Bicton, but I still remember it fondly. I love those trees. Very fond of trees.

31 May, 2010


nice to be reminded of it.They also do some nice cream teas as i remember with English Strawberries

31 May, 2010


Great photos... enjoyed the tour... thank you :o)

31 May, 2010


looks lovely Tog, glad you enjoyed the visit and wonderfull pics to ;o))

31 May, 2010


It's nice to visit gardens like this. They are so full of interest. You seem to have had good weather also.

1 Jun, 2010


Great photo's,lovely place ,gardens really nice.

1 Jun, 2010


Another good day out O G !

6 Jun, 2010

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