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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
+44 1395 568465
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The most beautiful gardens in Devon!

We haven't been for many years and wondered if it would be as good as we remembered - it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pinkertonx
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Beautiful Gardens

Fantastic play areas for the children, The walk to Fairy falls is calming and peaceful. Didn't get... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
crystalslug
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Over 64 acres to explore "A delight for gardeners" Spanning nearly 300years of gardening history, the park is home to many rare and beautiful species, collected from around the world. The Palm House is made from over 18,000 panes of glass (built 20yrs before The Kew Gardens Palm House) hosting many Palms. Tropical House, Arid House, Temperate house. Enjoy your coffee / lunch overlooking the Italian Garden. Explore the arboretum and while away time in the bird hide Ride the Bicton Woodland railway for an oversight of the park (suitable for wheelchairs) The countryside museum containing a huge collection of bygone days.... And for the children indoor and outdoor play areas, crazy golf, Astro turf football pitch, ride the pedal tractors all to add to the fun (Please note play areas are only open to children between the ages of o to 12 yrs)
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Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We haven't been for many years and wondered if it would be as good as we remembered - it was better! After a nice lunch in the orangery we sauntered down the formal lawns to the large ornamental pool with its enormous single fountain There...More

Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic play areas for the children, The walk to Fairy falls is calming and peaceful. Didn't get to go on the train as we arrived just after the last train left and as my daughter was too tired we.had to leave before next one. It...More

Thank crystalslug
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First ever visit to Bicton Park and we will definitely be back soon. Beautifully laid out gardens with so much to see. Prices reasonable throughout. Half hour train ride around the whole site for an extra £1.90 was worth it. Never seen so many trees...More

Thank Lisa130467
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Gardens and found the museum extremely interesting. The walks are really lovely and there are so many different trees and plants to look at. We also enjoyed the train ride round the Park. The restaurant is very clean and...More

Thank Judith B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Huge place. Loads to do for all ages. Train is a must - good views, very informative. Lots of lovely walks and play areas and a good motor museum. Food in the cafe was lovely - not cheap but great. So many lovely trees and...More

Thank melodymorris
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice day at Bicton Gardens. Lots to see, a train to ride on, a play park for the kids and lots of places to just sit and chill out for the day.

Thank steven e
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a brilliant experience here, indoor soft play (free) with cafe for the young children, a train ride for £1.90 which is excellent value for money, stunning views of the wonderfully maintained gardens from the main terrace. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable day and...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place to visit for all ages. Whether you are old or young there is something for everyone. For adults there are beautiful gardens to view, lovely walks and an excellent cafe/restaurant. For children there is an outside play park, an indoor...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are lovely and well kept and the paths are suitable for pushchairs. There's a good park for children to play on and an indoor play area which we didn't visit as the weather was lovely. It is a little pricey, for 2 adults...More

Thank 57traceyf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walking through entrance to the gardens you find a large elephant water fountain, best I've seen. the gardens are great size for walking, easy paths and not massive grounds to walk round . Every thing in easy reach all the different types of gardens. you...More

Thank mark h
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natalieannsmith1
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Response from maryWorcs | Reviewed this property |
No station nearest station Exmoth need to get a bus or taxi from there.
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hazel395
4 August 2016|
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Yes! 😊 though I believe there is a small charge to take them in
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Joanne A
27 July 2015|
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Response from Helendy101 | Reviewed this property |
Teenagers would find this place very boring. They focus mainly on families with young children and reasonably fit older people.
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