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A gardener's delight and slice of Country history worth a visit.

Having heard of Bicton we made a short detour from the Exeter to Sidmouth road. We were recommended... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
2weekenders
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Nr Bristol
Unexpectedly lovely day out.

My friend and I went to Bicton with our two children. We decided to give it a go as we had been... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SamanthaLetten
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Colyton, 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...more
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Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having heard of Bicton we made a short detour from the Exeter to Sidmouth road. We were recommended to take the 3pm train ride which really showed off the layout of the lake, the gardens and the pavilions. We liked the examples of World regional...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend and I went to Bicton with our two children. We decided to give it a go as we had been given a voucher which meant our trip was free. The weather was fantastic which meant we had a very enjoyable day. The gardens...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are stunning in every way, ok so the weather for a mid October Wednesday was beautiful too, but we throughly enjoyed our day out - having been to both Heligan and Eden within the past few weeks, Bicton Park was far far better,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely day out with my 3 year old grandson. We enjoyed the small train ride, the outdoor play areas and the indoor soft play. The gardens are wonderful and it was a real treat to sit in the restaurant and enjoy the view...More

Thank Karebearyo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had got a voucher for this place and I dutifully tagged along with sloping shoulders and a “oh well if we must” attitude. To say I was wrong is putting it mildly, the place is lovely, has plenty to do from young to...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large collection of trees and plants and the restored Palm House which was the model for the larger one at Kew. Varied gardens, lake and fountain and a 25 minute narrow guage railway ride through the park with helpful markers to identify particular features....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the brochure and thought the park looked similar to a gardens near to where we live that we like to visit, booked online and received a discount an route we got to 1 mile and encountered the road closed, detour took us a way...More

Thank lolly1925
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very pleasant day spent wandering though these gardens very pristine areas around main lawn and interesting hot houses. Don't forget to go to the museum and shell house, both very good, also wander among the lovely trees in the park, and go on the...More

Thank beekeeper1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn’t heard of this garden but I’m so glad we visited. The flowering beds are stunning. The facilities are excellent. The train ride was fun. The palm house is a precursor of the famous one at Kew, and is an architectural gem. The gardens...More

1  Thank alanrwillis
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We visited here when on holiday in Somerset a few weeks ago. I actually wanted to come back as I visited as a child myself and still remember the little houses. I wanted my children to experience them. We weren't disappointed. I cannot express how...More

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brillo101
18 August 2018|
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Response from OnAir544081 | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes it is lots of pathways but check on the website to make certain
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natalieannsmith1
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.
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hazel395
5 August 2016|
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Response from jesseatworld | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 😊 though I believe there is a small charge to take them in
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