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*LATEST UPDATE* Exbury Gardens are now open for pre-booked ticket holders. Please check their website for which facilities will be open. You can watch virtual garden tours on their social media channels.
Mr Eddy's Restaurant within the gardens will be serving hot and cold drinks and sandwiches Wednesday - Sunday, with closures on Monday and Tuesday. Bringing your own picnic or refreshments is encouraged. Only contactless card payment is accepted at the moment.
Now more than 100 years old, Exbury Gardens is a spectacular collection of woodland, herbaceous, contemporary, formal and wildflower gardens. At over 200 acres, these impressive gardens (created and managed by the Rothschild family) border the Beaulieu River and boast a narrow-gauge steam railway, plus a newly refurbished restaurant and an outdoor cafe.
Inspire a love of the outdoors in little ones as they run, play and discover in Exbury's unique riverside gardens. Children can also feed giant koi carp and golden orfe fish at Top Pond, complete a range of free activity sheets and let off steam in the wooden play area. Visiting during the school holidays? Check out our brilliant events tailored for children and families.
For garden lovers
Capture Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways lined with rare trees and shrubs at your own pace. Seasonal highlights include:
1. Camellia Walk
2. Azalea Bowl
3. Home Wood (magnolias and hybrid rhododendrons)
4. Daffodil Meadow/River of gold (spring bulbs)
5. Sundial Garden (wisteria)
1. Centenary Garden (ginkgos, roses and ornamental grasses) NEW FOR 2019!
2. Iris Garden (replanted and refurbished in 2018)
3. Sundial Garden (dahlias, salvias and ornamental gingers)
4. Hydrangea Walk
5. Herbaceous Garden (peonies, rudbeckias and kniphofias)
1. Top Pond (swamp cypress, nyssa and deciduous acers)
2. Jubilee Hill (nyssas and acers)
3. Mrs Lionel's Seat (gunneras, acers and tree ferns)
4. Maple Walk
5. The Park (tulip tree, oriental plane tree and red oaks)
Plant centre open in spring selling rhododendrons, azaleas and other spring shrubs.
A large number of Exbury's paths are wheelchair accessible and are marked clearly around the gardens. The steam railway has carriages specially adapted to accomodate wheelchair users and their family members. There's also free wheelchair hire, accessible parking, free gardens entry for carers and an accessible toilet at all lavatory facilities. Exbury also offers guided buggy tours for just £5.50 per person that aims to show all the seasonal highlights in a 45 minute round trip.
Are you a dog owner? Four-legged friends are welcome at Exbury and can even ride the train!
|2020 (14 March 2020 - 1 November 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00*|
* Gates are locked at 6.30pm. The Gardens will close at dusk if earlier than 5.30pm.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£11.00 per ticket|
|3 - 15 years||£4.40 per ticket|
Prices listed include voluntary gift aid contribution. For standard prices please visit www.exbury.co.uk.
Annual Membership available from just £45!
Exbury's postcode for satnavs is SO45 1AZ. Exit M27 westbound at junction 2. Head south on A326 until you see brown tourism signs for Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway. Parking is free and charging for electric vehicles is also available.
By train: The closest train stations are Brockenhurst and Ashurst, which is roughly a 20-minute taxi ride to Exbury.
By bus (and foot): Take the 112 from Lymington, Hythe or Dibden Purlieu and alight at Hill Top Gate. Exbury is roughly a 45-minute walk (2.4 miles) south on Exbury Road and Summer Lane. During the summer months you can also take the New Forest Tour Bus (green route) which stops inside Exbury's car park every hour.
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