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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Exeter

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Beautiful place to walk. Dog friendly. A great place to relax. The restaurane offers snacks and drinks at a reasonable price. There are a few attractions from kids play areas to one of the best countr...  read more »
  • Beautiful gardens even in October, the train ride is great for seeing the whole site, the cafe is very good , we thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. 
  • The gardens at Bicton are amazing, obviously well tended to. St Marys Church within the Park is well worth a visit too. Kids outside play Park was good too. However, the downsides, poor customer servi...  read more »
  • 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.....
  • Very attractive formal parkland. If you like trees then this is your place. Some nice Victorian greenhouses. Shop a bit generic. Lovely park to have a stroll around on a sunny day.
  • Lovely botanical park to visit. Truly great place for greenery and flowers
  • Love it here, peaceful and serene
  • A beautiful place with great variety, cool wooded parts and sunny formal gardens. Have a cream tea in the Orangery and admire the Palm House too. The train ride was a chance to see the rest of the estate.
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