A Regency Palm House

I can’t help lingering over windows, especially when they come in the form of a delightful Regency era Palm House. (The Regency era is the period between 1811 and 1820 when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, the Prince of Wales, ruled as his proxy as Prince Regent. In 1820 the Prince Regent became George IV)


You’ll find this little beauty in the Bicton Park Botanical Gardens in East Devon, as well as acres of landscaped gardens to walk around.


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

32 thoughts on “A Regency Palm House”

  1. There is a huge house of this ilk on Jeju Island, S. Korea, where we go each year. I love them. Botanical gardens and hot houses are so interesting. This one looks well worth a visit.

    1. Won’t take you long to go around this one Andrew – you get what you see! But the garden takes a couple of hours – a bit too formal for my liking, but a nice stroll in the sunshine.

  2. I’ve never heard of a Palm House, unless there is one at the Eden Project which I have been to but it was a few years ago now. This looks like another fascinating place to visit and again, not too far away! Love your photos as always Jude, perfect for the challenge 🙂 xx

    1. BIG one at Kew Gardens, and you find them all over the world. This one is very small, but I liked the shape and curves. They seem to have been popular in Regency and Victorian times when plant-hunting was very popular.

      You will find palms at the Eden Project but in the Biomes, not a purposefully built palm house.

      Kew Gardens

      1. Yes, I liked the shape of this one too, it looks really concise and neat, if you know what I mean! Ahh yes, I thought I might be thinking of the Biomes. So that’s it then, I never have visited a proper Palm House. And that one at Kew Gardens is massive, yikes 😮

  3. A wonderful building, with a most unusual curved shape. I especially like the last shot of it semi-submerged in vegetation, and the spectacular ones looking up from inside. I don’t think you’ll find anything like this in the Eurobodalla Botanical Gardens!

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