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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
+44 1395 568465
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Bicton Botanics

Great parking and relaxed entrance/cafe. It seems to be based on youngsters as some of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Briony H
Dog Friendly, stunning, historic gardens

An impromptu visit after discovering our dog would be welcome. Absolutely beautiful gardens, even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elaine N
Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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Over 64 acres to explore "A delight for gardeners" Spanning nearly 300years of gardening history, the park is home to many rare and beautiful species, collected from around the world. The Palm House is made from over 18,000 panes of glass (built 20yrs before The Kew Gardens Palm House) hosting many Palms. Tropical House, Arid House, Temperate house. Enjoy your coffee / lunch overlooking the Italian Garden. Explore the arboretum and while away time in the bird hide Ride the Bicton Woodland railway for an oversight of the park (suitable for wheelchairs) The countryside museum containing a huge collection of bygone days.... And for the children indoor and outdoor play areas, crazy golf, Astro turf football pitch, ride the pedal tractors all to add to the fun (Please note play areas are only open to children between the ages of o to 12 yrs)
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Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
+44 1395 568465
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great parking and relaxed entrance/cafe. It seems to be based on youngsters as some of the information seemed basic, might be as I'm a professional botanist. Anyway, stunning Palm House, did not expect it when walking around. Gardens themselves were very neat, was a bit...More

Thank Briony H
Reviewed 1 week ago

An impromptu visit after discovering our dog would be welcome. Absolutely beautiful gardens, even in October when there are not many colourful flowers about. Acres of walks to do, through formal landscaped grounds, woodland and around lakes. Plenty for children to do with a woodland...More

Thank Elaine N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The children love it so much here hat I've bought a season ticket, plenty to do inside and out all year round.

Thank Lainey J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took out a membership 8 months ago had numerous good visits. Recently visited with two friends, each of us with a 13 month old baby. One friend spent £15 on membership. We then spent £10 in the main cafe on coffee & cake, and...More

4  Thank Jonny W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds at Bicton are beautiful, a conservation site of coniferous trees with picturesque lawns and lovely floral displays. BUT, considering it is supposed to be family friendly it fails miserably on this front. The soft play cafe has a very poor selection of food...More

5  Thank India R
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited Bicton while on holiday and it was most enjoyable. We spent a long time in the excellent museum, strolled through the gardens although summer flowers were on the wane. We had a sandwich but had to sit outside which was chilly because there...More

Thank Tootspulborough
Reviewed 10 October 2017

A lovely place to visit with the family. Some of the older staff members could do with smiling and being a little more enthusiastic rather than looking down on young families but once passed the staff at the desk it is a lovely place to...More

1  Thank Kerri-Ann B
Reviewed 6 October 2017

If you are a research student and just want to visit Bicton Church you still have to pay the £9.99 entrance fee

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Plenty to take in if you enjoy National Gardens. Made a difference on a hot sunny day to be outdoors.

Thank GeorgeDiego
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We came across this by accident it's not that well sign posted travelling from Sidmouth . The road is narrow in places and yiu must take care in driving through the lanes ! The admission charges are clearly listed and they offer discounts for children...More

Thank avisanddavid
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13 July 2017|
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Response from maryWorcs | Reviewed this property |
No station nearest station Exmoth need to get a bus or taxi from there.
5 August 2016|
Response from jesseatworld | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 😊 though I believe there is a small charge to take them in
Joanne A
27 July 2015|
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Response from Helendy101 | Reviewed this property |
Teenagers would find this place very boring. They focus mainly on families with young children and reasonably fit older people.