Pinces Gardens

Exeter, Devon, EX2 9EP

Tel: 01392 262630

Pinces Garden


Pinces Gardens stands on the site of William Lucombe's nursery founded in 1720, most famous for his development of the Lucombe Oak. The nusery became Lucombe, Pince & Co. in the 1820s. By the 1880s the nurserymen had established the 45 yard long wisteria arch as the centerpiece of the garden, and a position that it retains today.

Exeter City Council has managed the site since 1912. Today, the site is home to Pinces Gardens Bowling Club and the Pinces Gardens Croquet Club.

The annual blossom of the wisteria arch attracts visitors every spring. The rose garden, planted in 2008, continues the Victorian theme of the garden.

The site is easily accessible by foot, bicycle or bus route B from the city centre. Parking is available at neighbouring Cowick Barton Playing Fields.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



Road Directions

From City Centre, take Western Way to Alphington Road, then turn right on to Princes Street and left on to Queens Road.

Public Transport Directions

Buses from city centre include B.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access


  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs-Accepted
  • Event venue

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction

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