We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Revisited after many years

Even better than we remembered, very well tended grounds and beautiful flower displays. A warm... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Chris W
,
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Our visit to the garden

Went to BIcton Park with sister over from Canada good walk around and sat out side for a coffee... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
PatrickP383
,
Tiverton, United Kingdom
Read all 728 reviews
304
All photos (304)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“train ride”(140 reviews)
“visited bicton”(29 reviews)
“italian garden”(27 reviews)
About
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...more
Contact
Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
Website
+44 1395 568465
Call
Reviews (728)
There are newer reviews for Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
724 results
Traveller rating
357
235
62
37
33
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
357
235
62
37
33
Show reviews that mention
All reviewstrain ridevisited bictonitalian gardenpalm housecrazy golfindoor and outdoor play areasfarming equipmentfarm machinerynarrow gauge railwaysmall trainannual membershipall agessmall extra chargeplay parkgardens are lovelyrun aroundper adult
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
21 - 30 of 724 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Supposed to be disabilty friendly laugh . Slopes hard to get around the place . Expensive entry prices. And they want more to use the train . Restaurant ok . Nice gardens . Grass poorly edged . Dogs cost extrs why . Disabled who cannot...More

3  Thank gerry1956561
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Bicton Gardens, near Budleigh Salterton, is a wonderfully peaceful place to spend a day. Many attractions, including a wonderful Farm and Agricultural Museum and a long panoramic narrow gauge train ride, exist in beautifully landscaped gardens. Added to that, a year's subscription also enables you...More

Thank 3107DavidBowles
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Even better than we remembered, very well tended grounds and beautiful flower displays. A warm, well informed welcome by the same person who sold tickets for the train, this man is a real asset to the gardens. Only downside was on taking tea in the...More

3  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Went to BIcton Park with sister over from Canada good walk around and sat out side for a coffee, keep very good and clean every were, nice big lake but no walk around good few hours spent

1  Thank PatrickP383
Reviewed 3 July 2018

A one of entry fee is expensive, in order to get true value for money and if one lives locally it's worth paying the extra for an annual pass. For those interested there are several picnic tables scattered around the grounds and the childrens play...More

1  Thank Ranger33200
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Nice gardens, lots of places to play. Quite a few things cost extra so worth taking in to account. Pricey food for what it is, range of food appears to have also reduced. Still worth an annual pass.

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I must admit to being rather disappointed in Bicton Gardens. I went expecting stunning gardens and whilst the gardens are nice, they are not exceptional. The best bit for us was the woodland area at the far side, with the bird hide. I think the...More

2  Thank gilld364
Reviewed 19 June 2018

It is very expensive to go in and you have to pay nearly full price for a two year old, I think it was £9.00. Then when you are in you have to pay for extras and food is very expensive £7.95 for a jacket...More

Thank RJS1854
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Children can enjoy a train ride playing in the grounds or seeing bygone implements in the museum .Also a convenient restaurant .

Thank johnpZ4299KQ
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Visited today with my Daughter and baby Grandson. My first visit and won't be my last, absolutely loved the Gardens breath taking many beautiful flora and trees and the water fall , well worth a visit, had coffee and cakes in the cafe! Very nice......More

Thank 593sally
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 30 hotels in Exeter
Jurys Inn Exeter
2,205 reviews
.88 km away
Southernhay House Hotel
298 reviews
1.19 km away
Premier Inn Exeter City Centre Hotel
686 reviews
1.20 km away
Hotel du Vin Exeter
1,533 reviews
1.27 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 571 restaurants in Exeter
The Gurkha Kitchen
352 reviews
.20 km away
Quo Vadis
225 reviews
.53 km away
The Sandwiched Inn
103 reviews
.79 km away
The Daisy Cafe
41 reviews
.54 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 225 attractions in Exeter
Underground Passages
521 reviews
1.09 km away
Northernhay Gardens
106 reviews
1.31 km away
Barnfield Theatre
26 reviews
1.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
brillo101
18 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from OnAir544081 | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes it is lots of pathways but check on the website to make certain
1
Vote
natalieannsmith1
13 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from maryWorcs | Reviewed this property |
No station nearest station Exmoth need to get a bus or taxi from there.
1
Vote
hazel395
5 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from jesseatworld | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 😊 though I believe there is a small charge to take them in
2
Votes