Exbury Gardens

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There is something to delight everyone at Exbury, from the world-famous displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, to riverside walks, the steam railway, tea room, play area and art exhibitions. There is a full schedule of events to captivate the enthusiastic horticulturalists, keen mini gardeners, intrepid explorers and romantic couples all looking for something different to do.

Children can feed the fish, hop on the train, picnic by the Beaulieu River and enjoy an ice-cream or tea and cake in the tea rooms! They’ll love the discovery trails, colour hunts, bushcraft, storytelling and special events that run throughout the year so come and join us for some fabulous family fun!

You can explore on foot, by chauffeur-driven buggy or travel on the steam railway and then enjoy the riverside views with a picnic or tea and cake from the Tea Rooms. With excellent car parking, disabled access and amenities on site, it is the perfect destination for a wonderful day out!

Daily from: Sunday 11th March - Sunday 4th November 2018, 10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
car park gates are locked at 6.00pm (or dusk if earlier).

Admission price 




Under 3’s

Why should I visit?

    • Gardens: An earthly paradise of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquillity in summer followed by an explosion of beauty as the leaves change in autumn.
      Steam Railway: Railway enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy riding the steam train around a 1/1/4 mile track to unseen parts of the gardens!
    • Tea Rooms: Offering a delicious menu from morning coffee and pastries to lunches and afternoon teas all using local produce and with children in mind.
    • Children’s Activities: adventure play area, discovery trails, steam railway, free art days, outdoor colour hunts, riverside walks.
    • Art & Flower Exhibitions: The gallery offers a full and varied selection of artists and floral exhibitions throughout the whole season.


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
Tour Guide – we require booking for this facility
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Where to find us


Exbury Gardens
SO45 1AZ


02380 891203





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By car

The Gardens postcode is SO45 1AZ. Take junction 2 of the M27 West and follow the A326 past Totton from where brown and white tourism signs will guide you to the gardens.

By train

The closest train station is Brockenhurst. From there you can get a taxi to the gardens.

By bus

Exbury Gardens is one of the stops on the New Forest Tour Bus and the Beach Bus which run during the summer.

Kids activities

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There is so much for kids to do at Exbury Gardens, some of the activities include:

  • Adventure Play Area
  • Discovery Trails
  • Free Art Days
  • Steam Railway
  • Outdoor Colour Hunts