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:

    • dewmaw
      Surrey, UK
      Lovely parkland garden
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 17th June 2021
      We spent an enjoyable morning here. This is more a parkland than a flower garden with a wide range of trees large and small. The flower gardens are limited (but what there is (the herbaceous borders... Read full review
    • ejfent
      Chesterfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Beautiful gardens
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 17th June 2021
      Fabulous gardens. I loved all the azaleas, rhododendrons and wisteria. I can't recommend this garden enough with its lovely walks and different areas. We spent all day there looking at the beautiful... Read full review
    • otto-uk
      Lovely peaceful day out in beautiful gardens
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 19th June 2021
      Excellent gardens and parkland enjoyed on visit last week. Lucky with the glorious weather and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Plenty of space to enjoy the well laid out gardens. Staff very helpful and... Read full review

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