Saturday, March 31, 2012
Bicton Park Gardens
Bicton Park Gardens include 60 acres of formal gardens, pinetum and nature reserve. The Palm House dates from the 1820s and was constructed using 18,000 panes of glass; it is older than Kew. Formal gardens were developed in about 1735, and extensive plantations were laid out at Bicton in the mid-18th century, including 101,394 Scots pines. I wanted to do infrared studies of tree shapes but ended up taking a lot of other subjects.