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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
+44 1395 568465
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Lovely. Gardens

Lovely gardens with massive trees and lakes. You can take a small train to have a ride around... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maureen K
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Colyton, United Kingdom
Nostalgic trip last taken over 30yrs ago!

Expensive, but what isn’t in this country when you’re trying to entertain children and adults on a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 3 days ago

Lovely gardens with massive trees and lakes. You can take a small train to have a ride around parts of the garden. As well as lovely plants flowers and trees there is a display of farm machinery old cars and other countryside equipment.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Expensive, but what isn’t in this country when you’re trying to entertain children and adults on a non beach day!? This is a beautiful place, well kept, peaceful and with something for all. Indoor and outside play areas for children, a train running frequently to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Bicton Gardens. We paid extra for the train ride around the gardens, which my sons enjoyed it is slow though and you could probably walk the circuit quicker. There is also a small extra charge to use the play...More

Thank Helen L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bicton is beautiful! I haven’t been around all of it, but bought a season ticket so that we can visit again and again, and bring the dogs for a good walk and for us, a look at the beautiful gardens, trees and plants. We brought...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly great place to spend an afternoon. Amazing Gardens to wander around,with lots of hidden surprises. On one garden wall is a list of the rules the gardeners had to work from.Make time to visit the museum,so much to see and educational for children...More

Thank Jill M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bicton is a place full of surprises & every time we visit we seeem to discover another aspect of this amazing place! The gardens are wonderful & full of a huge diversity of plants. The many glasshouses hold wonders from afar & the lake is...More

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a lovely park to wander around and see the different varieties of flowers and trees and to go on the train that goes around the park dog friendly too...

Thank Clare S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited using Tesco vouchers. Had a great day children loved the train outside play park, we loved the amazing gardens. As it was hot and kids were in sandals we went to use indoor play area and silly me they needed sox these were available...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bicton Gardens offer a wonderful place for the whole family of any age to enjoy. The gardens are large, well stocked and maintained, a mix of formal beds and wooded areas, arboretum and rock garden, follies and lakes. A mini railway helps legs of the...More

Thank Judy J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing! Well done to all concerned, an absolutely brilliant evening for both adults and children, we loved it, tribute acts were excellent and the firework finale was fab, very enjoyable would highly recommend! Thank you bicton

3  Thank kev S
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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
5 August 2016|
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Response from jesseatworld | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 😊 though I believe there is a small charge to take them in
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