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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

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Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
+44 1395 568465
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Afternoon tea with Santa was great

We booked to have afternoon tea as a Christmas surprise for our two girls age 6 and 3 and 3/4. We... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Diva27
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Exeter
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As deserving of reputation as Kew

I’ve lived walking distance from Kew Gardens for a long time, and everything gets compared to that... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Chris G
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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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“train ride” (135 reviews)
“visited bicton” (29 reviews)
“italian garden” (24 reviews)
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Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We booked to have afternoon tea as a Christmas surprise for our two girls age 6 and 3 and 3/4. We were greeted by elves who checked our tickets. All the tables were numbered with our family name. The tables were set with Christmas crackers,...More

Thank Diva27
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve lived walking distance from Kew Gardens for a long time, and everything gets compared to that. Begrudgingly, I think Bicton is prettier, and their tiny train is much cheaper (though I’m aware there’s a sognofocant scale difference in where they go). There are several...More

Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I was going to write a review about the new area “brick works” in the indoor play area but I thought I would just write an overall review) I have been coming to bicton since I was a little girl and now I bring my...More

Thank Kirsty B
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We took a group of people with varying disabilities to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens for their Christmas party 80 people aged from 3 to 93 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves A walk through the park or some retail therapy in Bicton's well stocked shop before...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We visited bicton botanical gardens today to renew our annual membership. My husband and I are retired so qualify for a small discount we also wanted to get a pass for our grandson but can't buy one just for him but to go on ours...More

9  Thank Rosalind B
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Bicton Park is a wonderful day out, especially with children. There is a soft play and an outdoor pay area, and long walks around the beautiful grounds. The cafe has a lot of choice and if you buy a membership, you get discounts. The membership...More

1  Thank TravellerTotsk
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Great parking and relaxed entrance/cafe. It seems to be based on youngsters as some of the information seemed basic, might be as I'm a professional botanist. Anyway, stunning Palm House, did not expect it when walking around. Gardens themselves were very neat, was a bit...More

Thank Briony H
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

An impromptu visit after discovering our dog would be welcome. Absolutely beautiful gardens, even in October when there are not many colourful flowers about. Acres of walks to do, through formal landscaped grounds, woodland and around lakes. Plenty for children to do with a woodland...More

Thank Elaine N
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The children love it so much here hat I've bought a season ticket, plenty to do inside and out all year round.

1  Thank Lainey J
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I took out a membership 8 months ago had numerous good visits. Recently visited with two friends, each of us with a 13 month old baby. One friend spent £15 on membership. We then spent £10 in the main cafe on coffee & cake, and...More

17  Thank Jonny W
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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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Yes! 😊 though I believe there is a small charge to take them in
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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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