Bicton Gardens

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  • 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

  • 69.58% of people start their Bicton Gardens visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Bicton Gardens

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bicton Gardens

People normally club together Budleigh Salterton Riding School and Powderham Castle while planning their visit to Bicton Gardens.

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Bicton Gardens, Exeter Reviews

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  • I love Bicton and have been many times, in fact, now we have annual membership (a £5 upgrade to your single visit ticket). No-matter what time of the year you go, there's always something to see in these beautiful gardens. I really like the mixture of greenhouses, formal and informal gardens, serious horticulture and areas for family entertainment. You can easily spend a whole day wondering around on a first visit and take many, many photos. The access is very good with pushchairs and wheelchairs and parking is free and ample. There is a busy restaurant and in the busier months, a few little eateries too. The facilities for children are excellent; besides the miniature railway, indoor soft play and large outdoor play area, there are miles of paths to explore, bushes to hide in and enormous pinecones to find... The gardens are beautiful and it is well worth a visit. It is one of my favourite attractions in Devon. Highly recommended.

  • A firm family favourite. Well worth the annual fee. The restaurant is over priced however, and the food is disappointing. A good job the rest of the experience is so pleasurable. NB. Bring a picnic if you plan to eat.

  • Took my Grandso s here they loved it so much to do for I would say under 10s. We bought a yearly ticket with their names on so we could take them over and over again. Indoor play area is great although you have to pay a pound for each child. Out door play areas are brilliant. Food in the cafe very good especially for the children

  • A lovely relaxing place to visit, lovely walks and sensible admission fees. Really good for younger children although very disgruntled about fees for the indoor play! Only just started this year and am not paying!!! Hence 4 stars - go back to how it was for 5....

  • Lot's of space for the kids to run around, great for picnics. There is a free outdoor play but the indoor now costs £1 per child, this is however likely to make it less busy which is something to enjoy about this destination. Never so busy it's unenjoyable. Kids love the mini train and the ride on vehicles.

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