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Exbury Gardens in the New Forest

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Summer Lane
SO45 1AZ

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Opening Times

Open (24 Mar 2019 - 1 Nov 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30*

* Gates open at 10am and the Gardens close at 5pm every day.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway is located in the beautiful New Forest, near Beaulieu and only 20 minutes from Junction 2 of the M27.

Public Transport Directions

Train: Both Southern Rail and South Western Railway have routes that stop at stations close to Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway. The closest train station to Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway is Brockenhurst, which is approximately 10 miles from Exbury. Visitors can either get a taxi from the station or take the New Forest Open Top Bus Tour which stops at Exbury 7 times per day during the summer months.

Ferry: Visitors are also able to take the train to Southampton Central and then take the passenger ferry to Hythe, which is approximately 6 miles from Exbury. 

Bus: During the summer months New Forest Open Top Bus Tours circles the national park daily. The green route calls at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway 7 times per day.New Forest Open Top Bus Tour customers also enjoy 20% off entry price to Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway.



Friday, 26th July 2019 - Sunday, 15th September 2019

Look Twice Artists Exhibition at Exbury GardensLook Twice Artists Exhibition at Exbury GardensView a unique collection of art inspired by the local area. Local artists' group Look Twice will be exhibiting at Exbury throughout the summer.
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Friday, 23rd August 2019 - Friday, 23rd August 2019

Friday, 30th August 2019 - Friday, 30th August 2019

Teddy Bear's Picnics at Exbury GardensTeddy Bear's Picnics at Exbury GardensFollow the actors on a magical guided journey through Exbury Gardens in this free family event, themed around the classic childrens rhyme. With songs, games and puppetry for a whole hour, your little explorers will be mesmerised by the imaginative beauty of nature.
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Sunday, 25th August 2019 - Sunday, 25th August 2019

Bushcraft at Exbury GardensBushcraft at Exbury GardensEmbrace the wild side of Exbury! Join the experts at Sunrise Bushcraft for a two-hour family bushcraft session where you and your little explorers will get the chance to take part in a range of outdoor activities including: den building, craftwork, stealth games and toasting marshmallows on a…
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Tuesday, 1st October 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

Nerine Exhibition at Exbury GardensNerine Exhibition at Exbury GardensView a stunning collection of sparkling Nerine sarniensis 'Jewel Lilies' Originally found on Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town in South Africa, Jewel Lilies flower in a spectrum of colours from their original oranges, scarlet and white through new purples, pinks, mauves, reds, scarlets, copper…
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Gardens Only£12.50 per ticket
Adult Gardens and Railway£17.50 per ticket
Child - Gardens and Railway£9.00 per ticket
Child - Gardens Only£4.00 per ticket
Family - Gardens£29.00 per ticket
Family - Gardens and Railway£49.00 per ticket

Family tickets are for 2 adults and up to 3 children. These prices are correct until 31st December 2019.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Ermentrude27
    Canterbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Excellent Exbury experience.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th August 2019
    What a treat this is. We walked approximately 4 miles around these gardens. There is so much to enjoy. We decided to enjoy our visit on foot only. There are just so many places to sit and enjoy your... Read full review
  • SimonCurtis2014
    Tadworth, United Kingdom
    Good value but overshadowed
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th August 2019
    I have been to the New Forest a few times and only found this place by accident, seeing thier leaflet when queing for entry to the Motor Museum. For a Saturday morning in August the wholeplace was... Read full review
  • Vixster2910
    Pleasantly surprised
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 20th August 2019
    We arrived at lunchtime on a Saturday and the car park was nearly empty, on seeing the prices we did have second thoughts ourselves as it seemed very empty and expensive. However, we thought we’d... Read full review

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