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Bicton Events for 2020


2020 is packed with  exciting events at Bicton for you and your family to join in with throughout the year...


MARCH 2020


6th March 2020 - Free Guest Friday 

Adult members are invited to bring a guest into Bicton on the first Friday of each month. Guests will be entitled to free entry into Bicton Park. 
Members must bring their valid membership card with photographic ID. 
Only one guest per membership card can be permitted. 


 
21st & 22nd March 2020

Emergency services, NHS AND Armed Forces Family Free Entry weekend. 
In conjunction with Mothering Sunday weekend, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens are offering UK Emergency services, NHS & Armed Forces staff complimentary entry. 
Free entry is for Valid I.D holder plus one additional adult and two children on Saturday 21st March 2020 & Mothering Sunday 22nd March 2020. 
Valid photographic Staff ID must be produced- photocopies cannot be accepted. 
I.D must be your own and cannot be transferred to another person.

 

 

 

March 27th – 14th April 2020  - Easter Half Term

Join us for our free annual bunny hunt on Easter Sunday & Easter Monday with great prizes to be won. 
Colouring competition throughout Easter half term. 

 

 

 



APRIL 2020

3rd April 2020 - Free Guest Friday 

Adult members are invited to bring a guest into Bicton on the first Friday of each month. Guests will be entitled to free entry into Bicton Park. 
Members must bring their valid membership card with photographic ID. 
Only one guest per membership card can be permitted.

 

 

12th - 13th April 2020 – Easter Sunday & Easter Monday

Join us for our free annual bunny hunt on Easter Sunday & Easter Monday with great prizes to be won. 

 

 

 



May 2020

1st May 2020 - Free Guest Friday 

Adult members are invited to bring a guest into Bicton on the first Friday of each month. Guests will be entitled to free entry into Bicton Park. 
Members must bring their valid membership card with photographic ID. 
Only one guest per membership card can be permitted.

 

 

5th May 2020 - The Gardens of Bicton Tour

Hosted by Garden Curator, Mr.Neville Evans.
 
Join our Curator of Gardens, Mr. Neville Evans for an intimate Guided Tour that offers insight into the various collections of Gardens here at Bicton Park. 
This tour includes a complimentary hot drink and ride on Bicton Woodland Railway. 
Please note that these tours are in small groups of maximum 12.
Members are just £10 per person
Non- Members of Bicton Park £21.95 and includes all day entrance.
To book - please call our Reception Team 01395 568465

 



JUNE 2020


Tuesday 2nd June 2020 11am – Conifers of Bicton Tour 11am

This tour will be focusing on various coniferous trees of significance at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and our conservation work. The tour will be hosted by Garden Curator Neville Evans.

Spaces are extremely limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
Members: £10.00 per person and Non-Members: £21.95 (includes all day entrance to the gardens)
A complimentary hot drink and ride on the Bicton Woodland Railway are also included.
Please Call Reception to book: 01395 568465

 

5TH June 2020 - Free Guest Friday

 Adult members are invited to bring a guest into Bicton on the first Friday of each month. Guests will be entitled to free entry into Bicton Park. 
Members must bring their valid membership card with photographic ID. 
Only one guest per membership card can be permitted. 

 

 

5th June 2020 - Hermitage Open Day 

A very rare opportunity to view inside this 19th-century bower house in which Lord John and Lady Louisa Rolle retreated from the outside world during the last years of his Lordship’s life.

 

 

 

 

20th & 21th June – Father’s Day weekend

Our special vintage weekend with boats, cars and steam engines galore.
A perfect day for any fathers or grandfathers, alike.

If you are wishing to Exhibit please use the form found from the link below…

 

 

Download Application Form

 



JULY 2020


3rd July 2020 - Free Guest Friday 

Adult members are invited to bring a guest into Bicton on the first Friday of each month. Guests will be entitled to free entry into Bicton Park. 
Members must bring their valid membership card with photographic ID. 
Only one guest per membership card can be permitted. 

 

9th July 2020 – Hermitage Open Day

A very rare opportunity to view inside this 19th-century bower house in which Lord John and Lady Louisa Rolle retreated from the outside world during the last years of his Lordship’s life.

 


Thursday 17th July 2020 – Joey and The Lips Picnic Concert

JOEY THE LIPS gigs are a full on HI-ENERGY show!

​It's now a huge 26 years on the road during which the band has played throughout the UK and Europe across a huge variety of venues. From TV chat shows to headlining to a 10,000+ audience at music festivals. In 2019 supporting UB40, Gabrielle, The Hoosiers & Bananarama and in recent years supporting Will Young, Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats, Toyah, Heaven 17 & The Real Thing.

 

 

 

18th July 2020 - The Gardens of Bicton Tour 11am

Join our Curator of Gardens, Mr. Neville Evans for an intimate Guided Tour that offers insight into the various collections of Gardens here at Bicton Park. 
This tour includes a complimentary hot drink and ride on Bicton Woodland Railway. 
Please note that these tours are in small groups of maximum 12.
Members are just £10 per person
Non- Members of Bicton Park £21.95 and includes all day entrance.
To book - please call our Reception Team 01395 568465



AUGUST 2020


Saturday 1st August - Summer Craft Fayre

Bringing together carefully selected and locally made artisan craft – A wonderful shopping experience within a stunning venue. 
Over 30 local Vendors bringing you the very best in local produce including multi award -winning, organic, cruelty free soaps; Beautifully stitched wares; Glassware’s; Handcrafted, reclaimed Jewellery and so much more.

 

Friday 7th Aug – Free Guest Friday

Adult members are invited to bring a guest into Bicton on the first Friday of each month. Guests will be entitled to free entry into Bicton Park. 
Members must bring their valid membership card with photographic ID. 
Only one guest per membership card can be permitted.

 

Saturday 8th August 2020 – The Conifers of Bicton Tour 11am 

This tour will be focusing on various coniferous trees of significance at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and our conservation work. The tour will be hosted in intimate groups of maximum 12 by Garden Curator Neville Evans.
Spaces are extremely limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
Members: £10.00 per person and Non-Members: £21.95 (includes all day entrance to the gardens)
A complimentary hot drink and ride on the Bicton Woodland Railway are also included.
Please Call Reception to book: 01395 568465

 

Tuesday 11th Aug 2020 – Orchid Day

An Interesting and varied talk on all things ‘Orchid’ by Orchid specialists, Burnham Nurseries with a fantastic display of many species of Orchid. 
Burnham Nurseries Ltd is situated in picturesque South Devon and has been run by the Rittershausen Family since 1949, now in its third generation.
From top tips for beginners to learning about different Orchids to expand your collection.

 

Thursday 13th Aug 2020 – A Night of Queen by The Bohemians & supported by K2 

Thursday, 13 August 2020 from 18:30 to 22:30

Adults £18.00
Children £9.00 

Bicton Gardens is renowned for its summer outdoor picnic concerts. This family affair takes place in the famous Italian garden where concert goers can bring their own chairs, picnic food and enjoy a night of music. We also have a fully licensed bar open for drinks and the restaurant is open for light refreshments. 

THE glory days of Queen are being reenacted by tribute band The Bohemians 

The Bohemians are a favourite with the official Queen fan club and even Brian May describes them as "brilliant" and Roger Taylor as "uncanny".

They have toured across Europe with their energetic performances and during tomorrow's show will be playing classics such as Radio GaGa, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Kind of Magic.

Not only do the band perform the songs faithfully and respectfully, they also sing them like the Queen live running order.

Supported by the ever popular local boys, K2. 
Based in Exeter, K2 have played to audiences all across the south west of England and never fail to give a great night's entertainment.

Covering artists such as Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses, Hendrix, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Bryan Adams, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Eagles and AC/DC, the list goes on and on. All the classic rock songs you love are likely to be in the set list. Take a look at the song list, you may be surprised! Don't miss the next gig, you're sure to enjoy it, read the reviews for yourself. A must see band!

Book Your Tickets Here

 

 

Saturday 15th Aug 2020 – Cacti and Succulent Information Day

Discover the beauty of cacti and other succulents with the British Cacti and succulent Society.  Whether you are an expert grower or a novice – or are just thinking of starting up the hobby – the Society will guide you all the way with their fan and varied talk on all thing Cacti. 
As well as learning, you will have the opportunity to meet other enthusiasts and to learn more about growing these amazing plants
Talks throughout the day, no additional charge.



SEPTEMBER 2020


1st September – The Gardens of Bicton Tour 11am 

Join our Curator of Gardens, Mr. Neville Evans for an intimate Guided Tour that offers insight into the various collections of Gardens here at Bicton Park. 
This tour includes a complimentary hot drink and ride on Bicton Woodland Railway. 
Please note that these tours are in small groups of maximum 12.
Members are just £10 per person
Non- Members of Bicton Park £21.95 and includes all day entrance.
To book - please call our Reception Team 01395 568465

 

Friday 4th September 2020 – Free Guest Friday 

Adult members are invited to bring a guest into Bicton on the first Friday of each month. Guests will be entitled to free entry into Bicton Park. 
Members must bring their valid membership card with photographic ID. 
Only one guest per membership card can be permitted. 



OCTOBER 2020


2nd October 2020 – Free Guest Friday 

Adult members are invited to bring a guest into Bicton on the first Friday of each month. Guests will be entitled to free entry into Bicton Park. 
Members must bring their valid membership card with photographic ID. 
Only one guest per membership card can be permitted.

 

 23rd- 30th Halloween Half Term

Join us for a Spooktacular Half Term 
A no additional cost Pumpkin hunt and a Spooky Colouring Competition is sure to be a real treat with great prizes. 



NOVEMBER 2020


Friday 6th November 2020- Free Guest Friday

Adult members are invited to bring a guest into Bicton on the first Friday of each month. Guests will be entitled to free entry into Bicton Park. 
Members must bring their valid membership card with photographic ID. 
Only one guest per membership card can be permitted. 

 

23rd – 29th November Free £5 Gift Voucher for every gift of membership

We are offering a free £5 gift Voucher for every Christmas ‘Gift of Membership’ taken out during the 23rd – 29th November- gift of membership can be bought instore or online at www.bictongardens.co.uk Memberships online also include a 10% discount. 
Children must be on an adult’s membership they cannot hold a membership on their own, any child on a membership also receives a free multi pass for our Indoor Play Barn. 
For full terms and conditions – please refer to our website. 

 

28th November – 6th December 2020 – National Tree Week

To celebrate National Tree week we are inviting guests, young and old, to place a wish upon our wishing tree. 
Our wishing Tree has been selected specifically to receive wishes, memorials and memories; we encourage guests to tie a written wish to the tree in exchange for a small donation to our tree conservation program. 
‘Your hopes and dreams, whatever they maybe, entrust them to the wishing tree’

Annual Tree Planting sessions are also available from £100- please email Neville Evans, Garden Curator for more information admin@bictongardens.co.uk 



DECEMBER 2020


Friday 4th December 2020 – Free Guest Friday 

Adult members are invited to bring a guest into Bicton on the first Friday of each month. Guests will be entitled to free entry into Bicton Park. 
Members must bring their valid membership card with photographic ID. 
Only one guest per membership card can be permitted.

 

Friday 11th December 2020 – Late Night Shopping & Craft Fayre 1600 – 1900

Bicton Park are hosting their annual Late-Night Shopping & Craft Fayre evening on Friday 11th December. This is a free entry event from 1600 hours, with complimentary Festive bubbles and a mince Pie.

 Over 20 Local Crafters will be located inside the atmospheric Orangeries with the very best in local produce including multi award -winning, organic, cruelty free soaps; Beautifully stitched wares; Glassware’s; Handcrafted, reclaimed Jewellery and so much more.
Budleigh Voice Choir will be joining us again with their soulful festive songs. 
Bicton Gift shop will as usual be offering huge discounts in their one-night only sale. 

 

15th December 2020

12noon - A gift to local members – Bicton is hosting a member only Christmas Lunch consisting of local meats and seasonal vegetables at a discounted rate with a visit from the real Father Christmas and a gift for all the good ladies and gents! Naughty recycled teens will be offered coal. 
An afternoon not to be missed! Booking only- Bookings can be made via reception 01395 568465

Santas workshop dates to be confirmed!!!!