Furzey Gardens

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About Furzey Gardens

Furzey Gardens is a secret woodland garden nestled in the New Forest National Park. With a cosy thatched tea room, rare and unusual plants and over 40 fairy doors there is something for everyone in this special place.

The garden is well known for its riotous spring colour and stunning autumn leaves, as well as its charming thatched tea rooms serving drinks, cakes and light snacks.

The peaceful 10 acre woodland gardens includes a wildflower meadow, quirky thatched structures, dozens of fairy doors, play area with giant fairy door, lake,16th century thatched cottage, recreated gold medal winning RHS Chelsea show garden, tea rooms and plant sales.

The thatched tea rooms are free to enter and are the perfect place to meet with friends whatever the weather and enjoy the views from the covered terrace.

The gardens are run by local charity Minstead Trust, providing training and work experience in an inspirational setting where people with learning disabilities can learn new skills in horticulture and hospitality.

Open seven days a week, 10am – 4pm until 31 October.

See website for winter opening dates and times.

The suggested ticket donations online are:

Adults £9

Children (ages 5-16) £5

Children under 5 are FREE

Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £25

Disabled visitor and helpers FREE

Higher entrance donation applies at the gate.

Why should I visit?

    • Stunning spring flowers
    • Rare and unusual plants
    • Over 40 hidden fairy doors to find
    • Tranquil location
    • Cosy thatched tea rooms


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
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
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Next event

Tinsel’s Tree Trail

2nd Dec 2023 - 23rd Dec 2023

Furzey Gardens

Tinsel’s Tree Trail                 When:  2 Dec 2023 - 23 Dec 2023 Join us... 

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Where to find us


School Lane
SO43 7GL

Find us online

By Car
From M27/A31 1) At the junction where the A31 and the M27 meet (M27 junction 1) follow the signs for Lyndhurst A337 and take the slip road down onto the roundabout under the carriageway.
2) Leave the roundabout at the exit road to Lyndhurst A337. The short dual carriageway leads almost immediately to the Cadnam roundabout where you should take the 3rd exit with a sign which also points to Lyndhurst A337.
3) Continue along this road for .6 of a mile and at the cross-roads take the right-hand turning where there is a sign to Minstead.
4) You will go over a cattle grid and almost immediately the road divides at which point you should follow the road round to the left
5) At the end of this road you will reach a T-junction. You should turn right here.
6) Follow this road for about a mile through the village of Minstead. You will go up a slight hill and pass Minstead Village hall on your left. Take the left turning after the village hall.
7) Continue up this narrow road, past a small island where the road forks off to the left. Continue straight ahead and the entrance to Furzey Gardens is just on the left.

Kids activities

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  • Woodland play area with giant fairy door and climbing structures
  • Over 40 fairy doors to find
  • Children’s school holiday activities
  • Carved wooden birds to spot
  • Hidden paths and quirky structures to explore

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