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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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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72.59% of people who visit Exeter include Bicton Gardens in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
62.9% 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
I have always wanted to visit Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and finally after numerous cancelled trips, I finally went! I was not expecting such a beautiful and fantastic place, with so many things to look at and do. As well as the stunning view as you come through Reception and The Orangery, as you go further around you see more and more. The trees are beautiful and labelled, the whole area is very well kept and clean. I cannot rate Bicton Park highly enough for adults and children. I cannot wait to go back again!
Great outdoor play for young kids. Take a £1 per person for the indoor play area. Great mature gardens which were sensational this year despite the lack of rain. There is plenty to explore: a museum, mini golf, a pirates ship and a quirky little wooden village for the kids to explore. I'd highly recommend.
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.
Lovely gardens with many specimen old trees and various garden designs. Large statues and fountain which were part of the original Bicton Estate. Several areas for children both indoors (soft play area) and outdoors. Restaurant, toy shop , toilets and large car park all nestled in the beautiful East Devon countryside.
Fantastic place, well worth getting a membership here. Gardens are spectacular, the ducks are amazing but reccomend taking extra food because there are hundreds around. Fairy falls is really cute. The train is fun and lots to do for the kids with indoor and outdoor play areas. Only down side is train and indoor play barn both cost extra think it's £1 barn and £2 train.