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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Exeter

(4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I was a little worried at first that my teenage children wouldn't enjoy this place as much as I would but I was delighted to discover I was wrong. There's so much to see and do. The museum was very in...  more »
  • The gardens were lovely. Then visited their restaurant for some food. The tables and chairs were the cheap plastic garden type which didn't fit in with the style/age of the building. They weren't very...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens and plenty to do for all the family. Fairly small, but clean play barn, lots of outdoor play equipment and space to run around. The train is a lovely ride too - I've lost count of ho...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place the grounds are so well kept the gardeners do such a good job .beautiful lakes and fountains. There is also a 1/2 scaled train that can take you around. Great play areas for kids. And a very good museum. Thankyou !
  • Great gardens although ...I don't appreciate after paying near on 30 quid for me my daughter and her friend to enter, only to told I can't eat our food in the play area unless i pay for their food. Plus their 'food' is crap.... Also I had to fork out for socks for kids to be allowed in. Finally no WiFi...
  • Evening concerts several times a year- BYOB + food + chair and pick a spot in front of the Orangrie to listen to the bands, dance if you like then watch the fireworks afterwards.
  • Really beautiful place to visit, excellent day out, value for money
  • When you put free WiFi in the play area I will buy a membership again. Good value day out but food is expensive and phone signal bad understandable with its location but it has no available WiFi either which puts me off visiting more as I cannot work while the children play.....