Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Exeter

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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. To visit Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and get the most from your holiday in Exeter, create itinerary details personal to you using our Exeter day trip website .
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  • Something for everything here. The gardens are beautiful and there are extensive walks round the woods and the lake, taking in the very peaceful area around the Hermitage. For the children there are g...  more »
  • We were on holiday in the area and we used vouchers to enter Bicton Park. The gardens are really nice and cared for, we spent time walking around the grounds amongst the trees and gardens. We also vis...  more »
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  • This is the best kept secret in Devon! For some reason (maybe because they don't sell alcohol?) it's rarely busy, even during the summer months and school holidays. It's a stunning garden, by far the best in the region, and it's huge. It has trees from all over the world and several paths to walk. It's perfect for kids, with 2 outdoor playing areas and a high quality indoor soft play area. It's perfect for picnics too, with a few dedicated areas well-positioned throughout the property. The small bar serves hot drinks and snacks and has a nice view over the central garden. There's also an interesting farming museum. The entrance prices are cheaper than other nearby places and for a small increment you can buy a year pass. Well worth a visit!
  • There are 3 great play areas which my 1 & 4 year old loved. The cafe was nice with a good selection, nice gardens to walk. We spent a whole day here. There's still indoor soft play if it's raining, though would limit what else you may do here.
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