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“Lovely afternoon out”

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
Ranked #8 of 122 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)
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Lovely afternoon out”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Beautiful gardens to walk through. A lovely train ride around the lake and pinetum. Interesting rural museum. Toy tractors for children to ride on. Children's playground. We were only there for the afternoon but you could easily spend all day there.

Visited June 2014
Thank Lorna B
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just beautiful”
Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Visited the park with family, has plenty of parking. It has very beautiful gardens but needs more picnic areas. The museums were informative and had a lot in.
The park should also provide mobility scooter hire as well as wheelchairs as not everyone is capable of pushing a wheelchair. Has a huge shop and also café. It is very clean and plenty of to toilets up in the shop/ cafe area.
Didn't see all of the park so will be visiting again in the future.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Gemzap84
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Bicton Gardens really are beautiful ...at any time of the year
The whole place is loved by the on site owners who ensure everyone enjoys their time with them
I visit regularly and often accompany coach parties of guests with various disabilities
Nowhere is enjoyed as much by our guests and nowhere makes everyone so welcomed
Valerie and her wonderful staff really should be congratulated for their dedication to this stunning jewel in East Devon's crown
Thank you

Visited April 2014
1 Thank JEFF M
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens, dogs welcome”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Lovely, lovely venue, relaxing and inspiring. Good restaurant but usually very busy so be prepared for a queue and a wait.
Well worth a visit any time of year.

Visited July 2013
Thank kaff206
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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely day out!”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I renewed my family annual ticket today. Great value at just £47! We had a fabulous day enjoying the beautiful environment and good facilities. Bicton is such a peaceful place and the views from the top of the hill are magnificent, summing up all that is beautiful about East Devon. I managed to lose my car keys at the end of the day and the staff were so lovely. The whole team were out looking for them! Looking forward to another year of lovely days out at Bicton!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Hannah P
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