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“Dream venue for all grades of gardeners.”

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
Ranked #8 of 125 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)
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Everything here for the amateur to professional gardener. All plant life to see best seen on the scenic railway. Pleasant formal gardens and small church to look around.

Thank DonaldM489
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"train ride"
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"shell house"
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"italian garden"
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"country life"
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"farming equipment"
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"narrow gauge railway"
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"morwellham quay"
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"small train"
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"steam train"
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"farm machinery"
in 7 reviews
"indoor and outdoor play areas"
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"annual membership"
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"all ages"
in 52 reviews
"small extra charge"
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"specimen trees"
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"feeding the ducks"
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

indoor play, outdoor play beautiful gardens to explore, lovely place to go and dogs allowed! Lovely cafe and gift shop too

Thank chrissy042
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

We love Bicton. We've been taking our kids since they were tiny and they are now 13 & 11 and still love to visit. Lovely grounds, an interesting little museum, nice tea-rooms and loads for the kids to do. Great value too.

Thank Rich H
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

This park was temporarily the home of a Noel Edmunds Crinkly Bottom Park which had nothing to offer and detracted from the main event. This is one of Devon's gems when it comes to plants and trees but with plenty for kids to do as well. A lovely scenic ride on a miniature railway is worth the extra small fee,

Thank Pursuitman
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

These gardens is really worth a visit and a day is needed to stroll around the grounds. Can't say more than that

Thank Gaenorwilliams
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