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Visiting Bicton

Something for all ages

Our Moto: Play · Learn · Conserve · Inspire truly reflects what Bicton aims to achieve when welcoming visitors of all ages. Whilst education and conservation are extremely important at Bicton, these go hand in hand with providing a breadth of activities, interests and facilities for the enjoyment of all ages.

Daily visitors can upgrade to an annual pass for small additional amount providing unlimited access to Bicton for a full 12 months. They also receive other benefits including access to exclusive events, a seasonal newsletter and a 5% discount in the Gift Shop and Orangery Restaurant. Please see below for more details.

The Woodland Railway

The Bicton Woodland Railway provides the perfect way to see the park. Children and adults alike can enjoy the 25 minute journey that transports you through the Pinetum and right across the gardens to the Hermitage before returning alongside the Great Lake.

Annual Pass

A chance to explore Bicton for a full 12 months is only a couple of clicks away.

 

 

 

 

The Orangery Restaurant

Visitors can sit back, relax and enjoy a meal or snack at the Orangery Restaurant with its uninterrupted breathtaking views across the gardens. We cater for all dietary requirements offering a diverse menu for all. We also have a dedicated orangery that is dog-friendly.

The Gardens & Grounds

At Bicton you can enjoy over 60 acres of beautiful gardens representing classic formal designate areas of true natural beauty. Take a walk through the arboretum among some of the most majestic trees in the country, many designated champions of their kind in Britain.

Countryside Museum

The Countryside Museum and Lister Engine display is well worth visiting. They feature a huge collection of exhibits that mirror the changes to village life, farming, horticulture, social history and rural crafts during the first half of the 20th century.

Palm House & Glasshouses

The magnificent Palm House is one of the world’s most beautiful garden buildings. Dating from c.1825 the structure is about 20 years older than that of the Palm House at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Four additional glasshouses each provide specific conditions to allow a diverse range of plants to be grown.

Children's Activities

Bicton has much to offer for little ones too! Let off some steam in a large heated Indoor Play Area, an Outdoor Play Area and little houses or a covered Farmland where tractors rule the road. All of these are included in a purchased daily visit.

Bicton Garden Centre

At Bicton we love to inspire everyone to grow and our garden centre bursting with healthy and vibrant horticulture provides the perfect place to purchase plants. Enjoy browsing and be inspired with new plants that you may have seen in the gardens. You too can create your own mini Bicton!

Gift Shop

Our gift shop is packed full of desirable books, china, toys, games, seeds and indoor plants. Easily found right at reception, you’ll find something for everyone whilst browsing the extensive stock. Annual pass holders can also receive a 5% discount.

ABBA and Fleetwood Mac

Thursday – August 1st

Bohemians + K2

Thursday – August 15th

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