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.

1 comment:

Nicholas said...

Some lovely shots here. I have been going to Bicton gardens since childhood and have a blog dedicated to its history. Although I don't post very often.

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