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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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TripAdvisor
  • Lovely day out with friends despite it being a cold day - 3 under 3 year olds kept entertained for well over 5 hours! Quite expensive for a one-off visit - so recommend upgrading to the annual pass if...  more »
  • Unfortunately I read negative reviews on this site, so arrived expecting the worse. Nothing could be further from the truth. Helpful friendly staff, clean well priced restaurant. Highly recommended.  more »
  • A great day out for the entire family! Lovely walks, especially around the lake with great views in and amongst a historical botanical garden. Lots of fun for little ones too including the railway as ...  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.....