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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.



Saturday, 6th April 2019 - Monday, 22nd April 2019

Easter at Exbury GardensEaster at 'Eggs-bury' GardensDiscover the magic of spring in Exbury Garden's woodland gardens this April! Families are invited to hop around the gardens throughout the holidays on an Easter trail, with a special meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny over the Easter weekend.
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Sunday, 7th April 2019 - Wednesday, 29th May 2019

Four Seasons Art Spring Exhibition at Exbury GardensFour Seasons Art Spring Exhibition at Exbury GardensFour Seasons Art is a group of artists headed by Marianna Kneller, Fellow and Founder Member of the Society of Botanical Artists. They have held a spring exhibition at Exbury Gardens since 2005. This year eleven artists from Hampshire and Dorset will be showcasing their individual interpretations...
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Saturday, 27th April 2019 - Saturday, 27th April 2019

Woodland Gardening with Expert Kenneth Cox at Exbury GardensWoodland Gardening with Expert Kenneth Cox at Exbury GardensJoin woodland gardening expert and plant hunter Kenneth Cox, Exbury trustee Lionel de Rothschild and Head Gardener Thomas Clarke on an exclusive walk and talk on woodland gardening at Exbury Gardens.
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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:

  • 903kirstyh
    St Albans, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A fantastic garden great for all ages
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th April 2019
    A beautiful garden with lots to see. Steam railway was brilliant. The Easter egg hunt was great but very spread out for little children! Maybe more arrows showing roughly the direction of the eggs... Read full review
  • BarbaraDance4joy
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Stunning Gardens - Spring, Summer and Autumn
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th April 2019
    There is always plenty of beautiful flowers and vistas in these extensive gardens which has something for everyone. Although the grounds are amazing,there are plenty of paths for children and... Read full review
  • Haji Yazid H
    Trip Type:
    Jack the Awesome Tour Guide
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th April 2019
    We were on a buggy ride with Jack as our tour guide. He is in his 80s and still looks young and healthy. Jack has an extraordinary knowledge about overall Exbury Garden. We were well informed and... Read full review

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