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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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  • This was our second visit to these beautiful gardens and the second in glorious sunshine. The gardens are well groomed and in full bloom with great views and easy access for the elderly and disabled. ...  more »
  • Had a lovely time at this park walking around the beautiful gardens, parkland and pinetum. Lots to see including lots of birds, nuthatch, nesting swans, baby ducklings etc and a fascinating museum of ...  more »
  • Visited yesterday in between the showers. Was disappointed to learn after paying our entrance fee, that the trains were not running! Here with the dog we still had an enjoyable walk around the grounds...  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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