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Bicton Botanical Gardens, Devon

WordsAngie MuldowneyComment
bicton greenhouse palm

 

If you're ever in Devon (near Exmouth) and you like a Victorian greenhouse or two, I can highly recommend a day out to Bicton Botanical Gardens.

The outside grounds are made up of mainly pine tree walks, a huge and very neat Italian-inspired garden and various play areas and places to eat. There's even a little train ride!

This is all lovely, but it's the greenhouses that are the main event in my book. There's about six of them, each replicating a different botanical zones of the world. I wish I hadn't gone on the hottest day of the year though as it transformed a lot of those greenhouses into exotic pizza ovens - aren't plants amazing that they can live through all this heat!

The main star of the show is the Palm House which is nearly 200 years old! It's made up of tiny panes of glass and is equally stunning inside and out.

Expect a few greenhouse/palm-themed illustrations very soon!

inside Bicton palmhouse
inside Bicton palm house
Bicton Gardens palm house
banana
greenhouse
greenhouse
looking in
statue
flowers
greenhouse
succulent

Just made it!

WordsAngie MuldowneyComment

It's nearly all over - 2016 that is. What a funny one it was! Not so much funny-ha-ha though, unfortunately - although we mustn't forget the good times along the way.

With just a couple of days of the year left to go I can finally tick 'set up website' off my 'to do' list. It might not be finished but getting it started feels like a huge achievement.

That I have the time to do it at all is all thanks to the decision to expand the business and not try to do everything myself - I am so excited that my future now is all about product design and promotion and that I have an amazingly talented team taking care of all the orders.

Come on, 2017 - I am ready and waiting for you!