• The Model Railway Shop

    The Model Railway Shop is open
    Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm

    Pecorama & Exhibition

    Monday CLOSED
    Tuesday 1 0.00am-4.00pm
    Wednesday 10.00am-4.00pm
    Thursday 10.00am-4.00pm
    Friday 10.00am-4.00pm
    Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm
    Sunday Check opening dates
  • DIRECTIONS TO EX12 3NA

    BY CAR:

    Follow the brown official tourist board direction signs indicated with a train symbol for ‘Pecorama Pleasure Gardens’ from the A3052 towards Beer.

    BY BUS:

    For full details please telephone Devon Bus Service on (01392) 382800, or Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

    BY TRAIN:

    The nearest train station to Pecorama is Axminster, on the West of England main line.

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    Should there be anything you would like to enquire about you can call on 01297 626204 or e-mail us at info@pecorama.co.uk

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Gardens

The Millennium Gardens

When the Beer Heights Light Railway opened to the public in 1975, the garden area was very small, with only one or two shrubs and a few trees. As the railway grew in size, so did the garden. It was not until 1984 when we purchased a large greenhouse and had some excellent tuition from professional horticulturist, Arthur Faulkner, did we introduce colour into what had become a rather green and uninteresting area. Ever since then, the gardens have been filled with a variety of attractive flowers and have given much pleasure to our many visitors.

To help celebrate the Millennium, it was decided to do away with a tiered putting green and create a new series of garden ‘rooms’. Construction took just over two years and the garden was formally opened in July 2000 by well-known celebrity gardener Anne Swithinbank. Our designer, Naila Green, came up with the idea of a celestial theme; hence the Sun, Moon and Rainbow gardens, all of which are reflected in their planting colour schemes. In this area, you will also find a roof garden, scented walkways, a snake path, a shell grotto and wonderful hard landscaping with particular attention to fine detail – something to interest all the family.

The Secret Garden

Relax in the seclusion of this walled garden

Hidden somewhere on the site is our Secret Garden, a place separated from the main attraction and ideal for peace and tranquility. It is partially walled and contains herbaceous borders; quite a different planting regime to the rest of the garden, where traditional but popular annuals rule the day. In 2012 professional garden writer and broadcaster Anne Swithinbank helped with the design for new plantings and these have now matured into amazing beds, giving a variety of heights as well as an assortment of colours.

The Grotto

Six years after the official opening of the Millennium Garden the extensive work within the Grotto was completed and an official opening took place on 23rd July 2006

The Grotto is predominantly constructed with sea shells and features a Dolphin sculpture leaping out of the sea, trying to touch the moon. The mythological sea theme, with the Greek God Poseidon watching over all, is a most enchanting masterpiece of work. Be sure to find this special feature within the Moon Garden when you next visit.

The Wildway

If you want to get away from the formal gardens, then take a walk to the Wildway with it’s Zip Wire, woodland walks and Bug Hotel.

This is found to the east side of the main car park and can be accessed through shaded woodland where all things wild and natural abound. The main structure of Lake Charlotte was completed during the summer of 2015 and is slowly developing with its variety of plant life. The mini lake does not contain fish but is a place for frogs, toads and all sorts of different insects. Damselflies and Dragonflies are plentiful and a fascination to watch as they dart over the surface and dash between plants!

Crawlie Hall, (our six story bug hotel) is currently looking for a receptionist! It has been with us since 2015 and has plenty of wonderful visitors that need looking after!

Meadow flowers should add to the character during the summer months beckoning those insects to visit.