About This Attraction
More than 100 years in the making, Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway is a spectacular collection of landscaped woodland, herbaceous, contemporary, and formal gardens, in a unique riverside location. Exbury also boasts a narrow-gauge steam railway that travels through the gardens, plus a play area, fantastic restaurant and much more!
New for 2022
Close to the playground you will now find a brand- new log trail which will delight children as they put their balancing skills to the test. The Connoisseurs Garden will inspire gardeners with its rare and unusual plants and our new Home, Garden & Gift Shop stocks a wide range of products for all ages, inspired by the plants, gardens and history of Exbury. Sourced responsibly and using suppliers from the South of England whenever possible, you’ll find beautiful homewares, books, souvenirs, gardening gifts and much more. For children, you’ll find inspiration for rainy day activities and outdoor adventures alike.
Inspire a love of the outdoors in little ones as they run, play and discover in Exbury’s unique riverside gardens. Feed giant koi carp and golden orfe fish at Top Pond, complete a range of free activity sheets and let off steam in the play area. They also have baby changing facilities at all lavatory blocks. Check out their brilliant events tailored for children and families at www.exbury.co.uk.
Exbury’s narrow-gauge railway departs from replica Victorian station ‘Exbury Central’ and travels through a tunnel, over a bridge, round the new Dragonfly Pond and through the Summer Lane Garden, which is only accessible by train.
Food and Drink
Exbury boasts three catering options: Mr Eddy’s Restaurant serving delicious hot meals and hot and cold snacks and refreshments, the Old Tennis Courts outdoor café; serving sandwiches, drinks and cakes, and pop-up food outlets; regularly including gluten-free and vegan caterers. Bringing your own lunch? Exbury also has a number of picnic tables in beautiful surroundings for visitors to use.
Whether you’re visiting for a quiet riverside walk, a delightful family day out or to admire their unique plants, a fantastic day can be had by all at Exbury!
Reopenoing March 12, 2022 for a Members preview week and on March 19 for the public.
Open daily 1st March-31st October 2021, between 10am-5.30pm*.
*Last admission 4.30pm, will close at dusk if earlier. The last steam train will usually depart at 3pm. Steam railway opening times may differ from gardens due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Tickets are now Adult £14.85 (Gift Aid) and £13.50 Standard.
Children £5.50 GA and £5.50 Standard
Under 3s – Free
Railway – £5.50