Exbury Gardens in the New Forest

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Summer Lane
SO45 1AZ

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Opening Times

Open (29 Mar 2021 - 14 Nov 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30

* 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 those above due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Exbury Gardens will now open to the public for the spring season on Monday 29th March. We are taking the government guidance very seriously and hope that, in delaying for just a few weeks, we will be helping to protect both our staff and visitors. For the same reasons, the opening date of Exbury’s steam railway will now Monday 12th April. We would like to thank visitors for their patience and support at this time, and look forward to welcoming them back in time to see Exbury’s world-famous displays of rhododendrons and azaleas in April and May.

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

Exbury's postcode for satnavs is SO45 1AZ. Exit M27 westbound at junction 2. Head south on A326 until you see brown tourism signs for Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway. Parking is free and charging for electric vehicles is also available.

Public Transport Directions

By bus (and foot): Take the 112 from Lymington, Hythe or Dibden Purlieu and alight at Hill Top Gate. Exbury is roughly a 45-minute walk (2.4 miles) south on Exbury Road and Summer Lane. During the summer months you can also take the New Forest Tour Bus (green route) which stops inside Exbury's car park every hour.

By train: The closest train stations are Brockenhurst and Ashurst, which is roughly a 20-minute taxi ride to Exbury.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (No Gift Aid)£13.00 per ticket
Adult Gift Aid£14.30 per ticket
Child (No Gift Aid)£4.50 per ticket
Child Gift Aid£4.95 per ticket
Railway£5.50 per ticket

Under 3s - Free

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Recent Reviews:

  • Natalie S
    Trip Type:
    2021 Christmas Market AVOID
    1 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th December 2021
    Dec 2021 We went for the Christmas market with apparently 100 market stalls. Travelled a long way because of the hype online £4.50 for around 30 stalls absolute waste of money. False advertising... Read full review
  • chloeeS7910YA
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    1 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th December 2021
    The gardens are beautiful but the cafe was the worst jacket potatoe ever Cold and rock hard where they had not heated it the butter could not melt where the potatoe was so cold My partners chips... Read full review
  • Paul T
    Waterlooville, United Kingdom
    Brilliant Garden walks but Christmas Market very poor
    2 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th December 2021
    We were very excited to attend the Christmas Market but found very few stalls to extend our visit more that 1 hour. I can only think a lot of traders did not attend due to Covid, which if they... Read full review

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