Bicton GardensCurrently Closed
- Address: East Budleigh,Budleigh Salterton, Exeter,EX9 7BJ, England, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1395568465
- Ticket Price: 9 GBP
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
Bicton Gardens - Review
Spread over nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these beautiful gardens are set in a very scenic Otter Valley. Set between the ancient city of Exeter and England's Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site; the superbly planned park combines 18th century like views with modern amenities to provide all year round enjoyment for everyone- children and adults alike. Situated in these gardens is a countryside museum, a mini-golf, the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, a historic glasshouse, nature trail, maze, outdoor and indoor children’s play complexes, shop and restaurant. The Bicton Botanical Gardens consist of the Italian Garden, the American and Stream Gardens, the Mediterranean and Rose Gardens, the Fernery and Shell house, the Hermitage House and the Pinetum and Arboretum. There is basically to miss a visit to their grade 1 gardens.
Bicton Gardens Information
- Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times, they are not allowed in the Restaurant area, Orangeries and Childrens’ Play Areas. However, there is outside undercover seating.
- Its better to keep an eye on the children at all times so they do not wander off.
- Do not pluck any plants or flowers.
- Do not eat or drink anywhere in the main garden area so as to not dirty it.
Bicton Gardens Ticket Prices
- Family (2 Adults and 2 children) £25.95
- Adults £8.95
- Children 2-16 £6.95 Children under 2yrs free
- Concessions £7.95
- Dogs £1.00
How To reach Bicton Gardens by Public Transport
- St David`s ( Stop B) : Bus no 56, 678, 157. 13.8 miles drive from here. Take a rental cab.
- Exeter Central: 13.0 miles from here. Take a cab.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Bicton Gardens
95% of people who visit Exeter include Bicton Gardens in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
69.58% of people start their Bicton Gardens visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Bicton Gardens
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bicton Gardens
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Bicton Gardens, Exeter Reviews
Lovely grounds and gardens. Plenty to see and do. Fun museum showing the agricultural history. Great soft play area for the kids. Coffee shop/restaurant is decent. The fun train ride through the gardens is worth going on. So much outside space to explore, great walks, lots of play things for the kids.
Definitely worth a trip. Lovely wooded grounds and maintained gardens plus lots of activity space for children. We paid the day entry then upgraded to a year membership as we left. Train ride worth doing but pay at the main reception unless you have cash.
Beautifully manicured gardens and lawns despite the drought we're having at the moment. Quite hilly in places. The train ride is well worth the £2 and takes you around the estate at a leisurely pace in half an hour. The cafe was good with fresh food and good coffee - not cheap but par for tourist attractions in the area.
Bicton is perfect for families, it is open all year round, it has a indoor play area, a train that goes around the park and lots of play equipment. There is also a café that offers a good range of food and drink (and a members discount!) with amazing views. The park is also very well maintained and absolutely beautiful!
A lovely park to walk round. The grounds are home to many examples of trees from around the world. You are able to roam freely around the gardens and there are plenty of places to picnic. There are play areas for smaller children. A museum of agriculture. A train ride around the park. There is a coffee shop and gift shop.