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. To visit Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and get the most from your holiday in Exeter, create itinerary details personal to you using our Exeter day trip website .
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  • Beautiful gardens, clearly a stunning place but how sad that it is priced as it is as really it discounts families as is expensive admission price but then extra to go on the train and members are als...  more »
  • Lovely day out, nice walk all the way round. Got on the train too. Look forward to going back again in the summer. Beautiful grounds, well worth a visit.  more »
  • What a pity, after being members for nearly 20 years we have decided not to renew our membership or to return to Bicton gardens again. The membership charges, additional charges for children and a los...  more »
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  • I love Bicton and have been many times, in fact, now we have annual membership (a £5 upgrade to your single visit ticket). No-matter what time of the year you go, there's always something to see in these beautiful gardens. I really like the mixture of greenhouses, formal and informal gardens, serious horticulture and areas for family entertainment. You can easily spend a whole day wondering around on a first visit and take many, many photos. The access is very good with pushchairs and wheelchairs and parking is free and ample. There is a busy restaurant and in the busier months, a few little eateries too. The facilities for children are excellent; besides the miniature railway, indoor soft play and large outdoor play area, there are miles of paths to explore, bushes to hide in and enormous pinecones to find... The gardens are beautiful and it is well worth a visit. It is one of my favourite attractions in Devon. Highly recommended.
  • Took my Grandso s here they loved it so much to do for I would say under 10s. We bought a yearly ticket with their names on so we could take them over and over again. Indoor play area is great although you have to pay a pound for each child. Out door play areas are brilliant. Food in the cafe very good especially for the children
  • A lovely relaxing place to visit, lovely walks and sensible admission fees. Really good for younger children although very disgruntled about fees for the indoor play! Only just started this year and am not paying!!! Hence 4 stars - go back to how it was for 5....
  • Lot's of space for the kids to run around, great for picnics. There is a free outdoor play but the indoor now costs £1 per child, this is however likely to make it less busy which is something to enjoy about this destination. Never so busy it's unenjoyable. Kids love the mini train and the ride on vehicles.
  • So so much to see, relevatively cheap given the size of the place, so corners of the grounds were very peaceful which was nice. The gift shop is good, reasonably priced (but fairly basic) food and drink and plenty for children and adults to see. The main greenhouse is awesome too.
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