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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
+44 1395 568465
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Beautiful Gardens in Spring

Beautiful, varied gardens. We visited in mid May and the azaleas were stunning. The train ride was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Lovely day out

Very good botanical garden with excellent tree specimens, some of them champion trees. Large... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
+44 1395 568465
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful, varied gardens. We visited in mid May and the azaleas were stunning. The train ride was quaint and it was a good way of getting an overview of the gardens before walking round. My favourite parts were the Fernery and the Stream Garden near...More

Thank jmg1232016
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very good botanical garden with excellent tree specimens, some of them champion trees. Large collection of pines in particular. Attractive small glasshouses next to the orangery which houses the cafe (good coffee and excellent gluten free chocolate brownie). Outside seating here is particularly attractive with...More

Thank Cags63
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bicton Park has many old, well established plants and trees and is a real treat to walk around. There's also a museum, hermitage, beautiful orangery, church and glasshouses that can be explored. The grounds are magnificent and are so well kept with so much to...More

1  Thank Daltry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really our visit and the gardens looked spectacular in the spring sunshine. The staff were friendly and helpful as we had wheelchair user in our party.Mind the nesting swans!

Thank Mrsheathershaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our day here with our toddler. There was lots there to keep her entertained all day long. Her favourites were the soft play area and a miniature train. The gardens looked beautiful and the food in the cafe was delicious. We will...More

3  Thank oxfordtravelller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only poor due to cost! Would be good otherwise. An expensive visit for two adults, a two year old and a baby. Tickets cost £30.90. Beautiful gardens( although smaller than expected) , reasonable children's play area (public parks can be of comparable standard) a soft...More

Thank mbglasgow1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bad customer service for disabled families and you should be ashamed of yourselves, everybody deserves to be treated the same

4  Thank sbsmile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our trip by bus from Sidmouth to Bicton. The gardens were amazing with different colours and characteristics round every corner. The train ride gave a very good overview but I think that it should have been included in the entrance fee. We...More

Thank katherinemusson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely visit even if the sun wasn't kind. Busy cafe serving really good cakes and sandwiches. The woodland railway ride was really good and the museum was very interesting. Great gift shop too that wasn't over priced.

Thank The-Harrison-Family
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years we've driven by Bicton Park again and again so today we decided to take a stop off there. What an impressive place. Lots of things to keep visitors of all ages interested. Beautiful trees, plants and gardens. A farmyard play area for...More

Thank Kay H
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hi are dogs allowed in the park
5 August 2016|
Response from jesseatworld | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 😊 though I believe there is a small charge to take them in
Joanne A
Hi. Is this attraction any good for teenage children?
27 July 2015|
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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.
Opening hours
29 December 2014|
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Response from Bicton G | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for your enquiry we are open from 10am to 4.30pm on 29th 30th and 31st Dec. On Jan 1st we open from 11am to 4pm if you require any other information please ring reception on 01395568465