Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Exeter

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Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens combines 18th-century, rural tranquility with modern attractions. Stroll through the gardens and look out for the many rare and exotic plants that grow there. Step inside the four glasshouses, each of which have been designed to recreate the natural environment of plants from different continents. See restored artifacts of rural life from by-gone days in the countryside museum. Get lost in the maze and practice your putt with mini-golf. Children can tire themselves out with the indoor and outdoor play areas. Take a scenic ride around the park on the Bicton Woodland Railway. Stop to re-fuel in the Bicton Restaurant or Orangery Restaurant. Picnics are also permitted in certain areas of the gardens. Buy your tickets in advance to save. Plan to visit Bicton Park Botanical Gardens during your Exeter vacation using our convenient Exeter trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    We took our 5 year old little boy and 1 year old little girl to bicton. Had a lovely day out from 11 until 4. Great play areas. Our spirits weren't dampened by some rain and a thunderstorm. There was ...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Living nearby, we have annual tickets which allow us to co visit Morwellham Quay free. The grounds of Bicton Botanical gardens are in the main, beautifully displayed. It is a large area to cover on fo...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We are primarily interested in the botanical side of things, but there is a fair amount of space dedicated to children's play areas too. I guess that, in this competitive market, businesses have to tr...  more »
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  • Beautiful peaceful garden with good variety of themes.huge and varied trees and attractive lakes. Train ride was quaint.
  • Brilliant place....👍 A must for all family's.... Disabled access as well.... Children play area, and a awesome museum from the past....train rides as well.... Beautiful gardens to boot....👍....
  • Perfect for a family day out. Nice gardens, indoor & outdoor play areas and even a miniature train your around the gardens. Great for young children, older ones may find it a little dull though. Great value annual membership though.
  • Nice grounds, but surprisingly expensive. Fine if you like small trains.
  • I love going Bicton with my grandparents.Its such a good place!

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