Furzey Gardens

Family at Furzey Gardens

About Furzey Gardens

Step into the scenic world of Furzey Gardens, set in the idyllic New Forest National Park. Located in a secret woodland garden, this peaceful attraction is the perfect destination for anyone looking to escape from modern day living.

Home to a selection of rare and stunning plants just waiting to be discovered. Furzey Gardens is nestled in 10 acres of woodland that includes a beautiful wildflower meadow, an enchanting tearoom, a tranquil lake, more than 40 fairy doors, a unique children’s play area and thatched buildings.

For kids
A visit to Furzey Gardens is the ideal day out for children with plenty to keep them entertained. With over 40 unique fairy doors to find, kids will love exploring the ancient woodlands. The play area also offers something for children of all ages with wooden structures to climb, the bamboozalom where young guests can play hide and seek, and the boardwalk for adventurous little monkeys.

The thatched tearooms
One of the highlights of a visit to Furzey Gardens is the charming, thatched tearooms. Get cosy and enjoy a selection of delicious refreshments to enhance your visit to this secret garden. With a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches, and afternoon tea (pre-booked), visitors are sure to leave satisfied and ready to continue their day of fun. 

Furzey Gardens showcases a variety of vibrant flowers in spring with a riot of colour, unique plants and mysterious woodlands that are a joy to explore. After spring the garden offers reflective views of the seasons, including stunning autumn leaves.

With plenty of space for children to run wild, they are sure to sleep well after their day of adventure. Relax by the lake and enjoy views of the recreated RHS Chelsea show garden that won a gold medal Why not bring a picnic and find a secluded spot to enjoy the tranquillity of nature?

Furzey House holiday cottage
Hidden in the beautiful New Forest, Furzey House holiday cottage offers the ideal getaway for families and groups. With space for up to 10 guests, this enchanting cottage boasts 2 lounges and a private terrace. Why not spend a few days surrounded by the tranquil woodland of Furzey Gardens and feel any tension melt away. Holiday cottage guests also get free access to the gardens during their stay.

Minstead Trust
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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Fairytales at Furzey

25th May 2024 - 1st Sep 2024

Furzey Gardens

Unlock your imagination with   Fairytales at Furzey  this summer! This major new interactive art trail features 15 five-foot storyboards,... 

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Where to find us


School Lane
SO43 7GL

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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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