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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 (see note below) (14 Mar 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30*

* Important Information: Exbury Gardens will reopen to the public on Saturday 30th May 2020. This follows new government guidelines advising that gardens can now open to the public, so long as special measures are taken to reduce the potential risk of infection. Before you plan your visit, please familiarise yourself with the new booking procedure as entry times are now staggered and all tickets must be purchased online in advance. Exbury Gardens are also limiting visitors to 500 per day, to ensure social distancing can be maintained. For information on how to visit Exbury safely this summer, please visit Exbury Garden's website:

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

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£12.50 per ticket
Adult with Gift Aid£13.75 per ticket
Child£4.50 per ticket
Child with Gift Aid£4.95 per ticket
Family£29.00 per ticket
Family with Gift Aid£31.90 per ticket
Railway£5.50 per ticket

Family tickets are for 2 adults and up to 3 children. Under 3s free.

Membership available from £45!

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Recent Reviews:

  • Rosiepink5
    Trip Type:
    Beautiful gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th September 2020
    Brought tickets on line without any issues, car parking not a problem, the restaurant staff very rude even though l have a hidden disability lan yard, l was told to put a mask on but l cant wear one... Read full review
  • felipebg83
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Lovely walk but expensive for what it is
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th September 2020
    Lovely place, we walked a couple of hours abd gardens are beautiful.very little wildlife considering the type of place. The steam railway is good for kids. All covid measures in place Read full review
  • grahamhF8024FY
    Trowbridge, United Kingdom
    Not wonderful. Been to many much better gardens.
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 21st September 2020
    Disappointing. Gardens did not seem particularly well kept. Mostly trees and shrubs with few flowers to look at. Seemed to be mostly Azaleas, Camelias, Rhodedendrums, magnolias etc. whic are probably... Read full review

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