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:

  • Elaine B
    Poole, United Kingdom
    Stunning gardens and spooky ghost train
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 23rd November 2020
    We visited for the first time in half term for the Halloween event. We really enjoyed walking through the gardens and filling in our activity booklet and we loved the ghost train! Stunning gardens, I... Read full review
  • jamescG6945ZX
    Trip Type:
    Walking tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 12th December 2020
    Even in these difficult times Exbury has something different to offer, peaceful and tranquil setting totally stunning gardens that whilst man made has a natural quality that is hard to beat. Easy to... Read full review
  • Elinamic
    London, United Kingdom
    Better to visit them during the spring or summer
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th December 2020
    We visited Exbury Gardens during winter and we were a bit disappointed. We felt that the price was not worth it considering that there was not much to see during that time of the year. Also, because... Read full review

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