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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.



Wednesday, 5th June 2019 - Tuesday, 16th July 2019

D-Day Exhibition at Exbury GardensD-Day Exhibition at Exbury GardensDid you know that Exbury was a naval base during the Second World War? View archive photographs from Exbury's time at war and watch video footage of first-hand accounts from Exbury veterans at our exclusive exhibition.
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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:

  • AlanP100
    Warwick, Australia
    Trip Type:
    A great day out (till it rained)
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th June 2019
    Spent a good 5 hours here today with our kids and some friends. Did a lot of walking, but the kids loved it. The railway is excellent, a lot of cash gone into building and maintaining this... Read full review
  • Lynny51
    Tamworth, staffordshire
    Lovely walk on a rainy day
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th June 2019
    Visited Exbury Gardens after seeing them at Chelsea Flower Show. We were too late for the display of Rhododendrons but there were other beautiful displays to see. We enjoyed the steam train trip... Read full review
  • Llanelly
    Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Extensive gardens with a great narrow gauge railway
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd June 2019
    The narrow gauge steam railway was fabulous, with friendly, visitor orientated staff/volunteers who particularly paid attention to the younger visitors and went out of their way to be helpful and... Read full review

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