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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 bur restaurant needs improving

Our first visit here, the gardens are really relaxing and tranquil, a lovely atmosphere where time... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
mike p
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great day out with young kids

Spent an enjoyable half day here and packed in something for everybody The kids enjoyed the outdoor... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
Duncan M
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Our first visit here, the gardens are really relaxing and tranquil, a lovely atmosphere where time flew by, unfortunately we tried the restaurant to our suprise the young staff seemed more intrested with flirting with each other than customer service. We will be back to...More

Thank mike p
Bicton G, Manager at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thank you for your review and we must apologize for the staff in the the catering department they have been spoken to and we can assure you this will not happen again We do hope you come to visit the park again and will give...More

Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Spent an enjoyable half day here and packed in something for everybody The kids enjoyed the outdoor play area plus the superb train ride and what a great chap the driver was even allowing kids in the engine at the end of the ride. The...More

Thank Duncan M
Bicton G, Manager at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thank you for your lovely review it is very much appreciated and we hope you come and visit us again soon

Reviewed 6 June 2016

the park was looking very good place to walk around went and look at the old church in the grounds then a train ride which was very enjoyable the driver very helpful and friendly as all the staff when in devon a place to visit...More

Thank tony726
Bicton G, Manager at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thank you for your 5 star review we hope you managed to get to see the Countryside Museum whilst you were here it is full of treasures from steam rollers to sewing machines and there is a 20 min film about the changing times, well...More

Reviewed 5 June 2016

We came across this Park whilst on a trip to Dawlish and decided to stop, it was fairly easy parking,not a long walk to the gate, reasonably priced for a family with lots to see and do for both us and the children. We sat...More

Thank Malcolm D
Bicton G, Manager at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor we are pleased you came to visit us and that you enjoyed your time here. We are happy to allow dogs into the park they do have to be on a lead at...More

Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We have just been and had a great family day. They weather was fantastic and I can highly recommend it. Ideal for a young family

Thank IanTWolverhampton
Bicton G, Manager at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you for your 5 star review it is most appreciated by all the staff

Reviewed 2 June 2016

Our day started with coffee and cake - lovely with friendly staff. Then we had a train ride around the park. The driver was very pleasant, polite and clear Although we did not have children, we noted how good he was with children. The formal...More

Thank itsme123535
Bicton G, Manager at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you for your lovely review and we have taken your points on board and the hand dryers will be being replaced in the autumn which ties in with the refurbishment of the toilets. We have a new garden curator starting in September and you...More

Reviewed 1 June 2016

Both my husband and myself have purchased season tickets to Bicton, we love walking around the gardens, they are truly beautiful and really well kept. I have also been with our grandchildren who love playing in both the indoor and outdoor play areas, there is...More

Thank traceydowler
Bicton G, Manager at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you for your lovely review and we are pleased to hear you are now members and look forward to seeing you back at the park

Reviewed 1 June 2016

Lived in the area for over 6 years and never been to Bicton Park until yesterday. Decided to pop down (about 1/2 hour away) for the afternoon. Enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and uninterrupted walks so much that we upgraded to an annual pass. It is...More

Thank Steve H
Bicton G, Manager at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you for your kind review what a shame you didn't visit us when you lived in the area but now you have found the delights of Bicton and upgraded to the annual pass we look forward to seeing you again soon and don't forget...More

Reviewed 31 May 2016

We have a family card (2 adults + 1 child) for £43 for an entire year. This is exceptional value for money. Included is a fun outside and indoor play area, several walks, beautiful scenery and a good excuse to get out of the house....More

Thank Luke M
Bicton G, Manager at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

What a lovely review Thank you and now you are members and we hope you make many happy memories at Bicton with your son.

Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Just love this place, lots to do for the whole family. Great open spaces. Fab play areas. The cafe for lunch. And all for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended

Thank Lainey J
Bicton G, Manager at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you for a lovely review we do hope you come back again

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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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4 August 2016|
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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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