Exeter is both historically significant and livable. The buildings and sites of the town represent the best of the seacoast region’s, New Hampshire’s, and the country’s past and present. We welcome you to explore our neighborhood.
Reverend John Wheelwright founded Exeter in 1638, and it has remained an important location in the New England region ever since. During the Revolutionary War, Exeter served as the state capital. Furthermore, in the late 1600s and early to late 1700s, Exeter served as a seaport, primarily along what is now Arlington Court and Garden. Bicton Botanical Gardens, RHS Rosemoor, Buckland Abbey & Garden Dartmoor, and Killerton House and Gardens are all excellent places to visit while in the area. You can take taxis in Exeter to your destination.
When you walk out of your B&B, you’re greeted by 300 acres of botanical gardens, trees, ponds, and wildflowers – a veritable flora and fauna overload. It’s hard to believe you’re only a few minutes walk from Exeter’s historic center. You are also within walking distance of several other magnificent gardens, which will enthrall even the most ardent gardener.
To get you started, here are five examples:
Arlington Garden and Court
There’s a Victorian garden with a conservatory and an ornamental pond. A kitchen garden that has been partially restored and produces fruit, vegetables, and flowers for the House and Tearoom. Beautiful walks through the historic parkland, including stream-fed valleys and a tranquil lake with a heronry and bird hide.
There are lovely drifts of bulbs in the spring, followed by azaleas and rhododendrons.
Visit the House, which has a wonderful collection of shells. There are also over 50 horse-drawn carriages on display.
Bicton Botanical Gardens
East Devon’s Bicton Park Botanical Garden is a truly magnificent garden with nearly 300 years of horticultural history. Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, located between Sidmouth and Exmouth, dates back to the early 18th century. The 64-acre garden protects many rare plants from around the world, including one of Britain’s finest tree collections.
The formal Italian garden, with fountains and a blaze of color, takes center stage, flanked by stream, American, and Mediterranean gardens.
Bicton has something for everyone, with 5 display glasshouses, including the famous 1820s Palm House, a countryside museum, numerous historical follies, and children’s play areas. There are wonderful collections of conifers, Rhododendrons, Magnolias, Camellias, herbaceous and seasonal displays, and dazzling autumn colors, all set in a relaxed, family and dog (on-leash) friendly setting.
Rosemoor, near Great Torrington, is a true English Garden surrounded by over 100 acres of woodland. The site’s history is reflected in the varied character throughout, with a Cottage Garden, Hot Garden, and Fruit and Vegetable Garden, to name a few. Lady Anne Palmer moved into Rosemoor in 1931, and the gardens were created in her honor. She later gave them to the RHS in 1988, and they’ve thrived ever since.
Buckland Abbey & Gardens, Dartmoor, Yelverton
In a hidden away in beautiful countryside, and the gardens surrounding the property have been developed in recent years.
It also includes formal beds and a lovely central pool. With a medieval garden and a flowery meadow, the new Kitchen garden is looking impressive. While not large, the gardens are lovely in the summer and provide a lovely backdrop to the Abbey. The historic Abbey, once home to Sir Francis Drake, is also open and well worth a visit, complete with furnished rooms and galleries.
Killerton House and Gardens
Killerton Estate, which was given to the National Trust in 1944, is now one of Devon’s most popular tourist attractions. The opulent Georgian mansion sits on 6,400 acres of working farmland, woods, parkland, and orchards. Beautiful flowers, champion trees, and formal lawns adorn the garden. The intrepid explorer will find hidden corners, winding paths, an extinct volcano to climb, and an Iron Age Fort among the attractions.
If all of this isn’t enough, don’t miss the University of Exeter’s Diamond Jubilee International Garden, a tranquil space with plants from all five continents just a short walk from your bed and breakfast.
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So, if you’re looking for a horticultural bed and breakfast in Exeter, look no further. You can book a Navigo Taxis, one of the top UK-based ride-hailing services, in Exeter. Visit these places to have a good time while traveling and arriving on time.