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 - 31 Oct 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:

  • VictoriasAdventures
    Hastings, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Beautiful but pricy
    3 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 26th August 2021
    We visited whilst on holiday in the area. The gardens were very picturesque and nice to walk around. The children’s play area was also very nice and well maintained. I felt safe from a COVID point of... Read full review
  • Go777915
    Trip Type:
    Lovely day out in a beautiful gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 27th August 2021
    The steam train was great fun but the Millenium Garden was stunning in full bloom and right next to a cafe with good selection of sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. Each part of the gardens had... Read full review
  • Lucy T
    Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A full, fun day out!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 14th September 2021
    I'd been wanting to go here for a while and it didn't disappoint! The gardens were so large, we got there 15 minutes after opening and left half an hour before closing, so this is definitely an all... Read full review

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