Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

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United Kingdom - Devon

Institution Code: BICT

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

The 64 acre garden conserves many rare plants from all parts of the world and locally. The gardens are home to one of the finest collections of trees in Britain.
The formal Italian garden holds centre stage with fountains and a blaze of colour, flanked by stream, American and Mediterranean gardens.
With 5 display glasshouses including the famous 1820s Palm House, countryside museum, numerous historical follies the gardens are steeped in history.
There are great collections of conifers, Rhododendrons, Magnolias, Camellias as well as herbaceous and seasonal displays and dazzling autumn colours all set in a relaxed, family friendly setting.

Main Address:
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
East Budleigh Budleigh Salterton Devon EX9 7BJ,UK
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1395 568465
Fax: +44 (0)1395 568 374
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Simon Lister
    Curator's Name: Neville Evans
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1735
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 50.67211
    Longitude: -3.317751
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:A diverse and historical collection of plants from exotics to conifers. The gardens main area of conservation is with conifers and exotics.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes