Thursday 11th June
Bicton Park covers 63 acres of Grade I gardens and parkland.
Features include various style gardens, rare conifers, a palm house, 19th century glasshouses and a countryside museum, gift shop and garden centre.
The park is wheelchair friendly in the main garden areas with easy access to the train and toilets. There are, however, some steps and slopes.
A 25 minute railway trip accommodates wheelchairs and is an ideal way to see the parkland. Wheelchairs can be booked by contacting Bicton Park directly. There are restaurant facilities or you may bring a picnic lunch.
Spanning almost 300 years of horticultural history, these Grade I listed gardens are set in the Otter Valley near Exeter, Devon.
The landscaped park, historic glass houses (including the 1820 Palm House) and countryside museum make this a full day out.
Details of the day
Departing Westonbirt at 9.30am, we will stop on the way and arrive at Bicton at 12.30pm. The coach will leave Bicton at 4.30pm and be back at Westonbirt at about 7.30pm.
The 55 places on the coash will be allocated by ballot.
Please send your membership number(s), telephone number, SAE and cheque to Mrs E. Stanley, FOWA, Westonbirt, The National Arboreutm, Tetbury GL8 8QS.
Tel: 01392 568465