Exbury Gardens is a spectacular 200-acre site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquillity in summer followed by a splendid show as the leaves change in the autumn.
Capture Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways at your own pace.
Make family memories on our mini (12.25 inch gauge) steam railway and discover wildlife in its natural habitat. Children can climb on our adventure play area, make wild art with twigs and leaves and feed our giant Koi Carp.
Top the day off with an ice-cream or tea and cake in the newly refurbished Mr Eddy’s Restaurant and Café!
Exbury Gardens is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. To celebrate, Exbury will be unveiling a new Centenary Garden, spring pathway of 100,000 bulbs and history exhibition, plus an expanded events calendar.
|Open (24 Mar 2019 - 1 Nov 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 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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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.