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“Gorgeous!!”

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
Ranked #11 of 92 things to do in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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)
Reviewed 31 July 2018

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 just awe inspiring. This is a great family destination & has something for everyone!! The restaurant is reasonably priced & the food well prepared!! This is a must to visit!!!

Thank Jennifer C
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"train ride"
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"visited bicton"
in 29 reviews
"italian garden"
in 28 reviews
"palm house"
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"crazy golf"
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"indoor and outdoor play areas"
in 25 reviews
"farming equipment"
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"farm machinery"
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"narrow gauge railway"
in 8 reviews
"small train"
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"annual membership"
in 27 reviews
"all ages"
in 54 reviews
"small extra charge"
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"play park"
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"gardens are lovely"
in 12 reviews
"gift shop"
in 23 reviews
"per adult"
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

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 27 July 2018

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 to buy at only£1 a pair. Well done Bicton something for all the family.

2  Thank blackdown2
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

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 very young or elderly, spacious adventure playground and a good value cafe offering hot and cold meals and snacks all contribute to a great family experience. Everything is clean, the parking well planned and the service hospitable. Above all, dogs on leads are made welcome for a small additional charge, which is why we keep going back!

Thank Judy J
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 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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