Bicton Park

Bicton Park


About Bicton Park
Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these magnificent gardens are set in East Devon's picturesque Otter Valley, between the ancient city of Exeter and southwest England's Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

The superbly landscaped park combines 18th century tranquillity with modern amenities to provide enjoyment for everyone, of all ages, through the four seasons.

The oldest Garden at Bicton Park is the Italian Garden, laid out in c.1735, it is reputedly to a design by Versailles landscaper André Le Nôtre. Walled borders and flowerbeds are from Victorian times.

Bicton has long been famed for its magnificent trees - over 1000 of them, representing 300 species, many of which are endangered in the wild. Bicton Gardens are proud to have 25 champion trees - the tallest and/or largest of their kind in the British Isles. At 41m (134ft) Bicton Park has the tallest champion Grecian fir ever recorded

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Bicton Park

Bicton Park is easily found by following the brown tourist signs. From Junction 30 on M5, take the A3052 as far as Newton Poppleford, where you turn right onto the B3178. One mile (1.6km) beyond Colaton Raleigh, the Botanical Gardens are on your right, just past the Bicton College entrance.

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