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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

A horticultural paradise that beckons nature enthusiasts and garden lovers alike.

About Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Covering a sprawling 64 acres of meticulously manicured landscapes, Bicton Park is a captivating blend of historic charm and botanical diversity. Established in the early 18th century, it holds the distinction of being one of England’s oldest public gardens. Visitors can explore a diverse array of themed gardens, from the enchanting Italian Garden with its ornate fountains to the tranquil water features of the Stream and Cascade Garden. Bicton Park also boasts an extensive collection of plants, including rare and exotic species, and offers a wealth of educational opportunities for all ages. Whether one seeks a peaceful retreat, a horticultural education, or simply a serene escape into the beauty of nature, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens stands as an enchanting destination that celebrates the art of gardening and the wonders of the plant kingdom.

Getting there

To get to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens from Great Houndbeare Farm, it is recommended to go via car and is only a short 15 minute drive away. Head south on Houndbeare lane and Oak road to B3180. Turn left onto A3052. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Exmouth road and continue to follow B3178 for 2.5 miles. Turn right and you will arrive at your destination.

What to pack

When visiting Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, it’s a good idea to pack a few essentials to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

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