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Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

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Welcome from Reception Appauling - Gardens beautiful.

We had not been before and were looking forward to an lovely afternoon around beautiful gardens... read more

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Sonja M
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London, United Kingdom
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Beautiful, tranquil and colourful. Wonderful walk around but not always easy for scooters or... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jen R
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New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Exbury's beautiful woodland gardens cover 200 acres and is a jewel in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Primroses, daffodils, camellias and magnolias ensure early spring colour before bluebells, rhododendrons and azaleas burst into bloom...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Exbury Estate Office Summer Lane, Exbury, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO45 1AZ, England
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The most beautiful garden I have visited at this time of the year. Such a peaceful place to walk and take in all the stunning rhododendrons and azaleas. The dog also enjoyed being able to wander on her lead. Well worth going out of your...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We had not been before and were looking forward to an lovely afternoon around beautiful gardens - especially after our appetites had been enthused by their lovely plant centre, However on going to the entrance to pay we were met by a very stressed member...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This garden has to be in my top three gardens.Set in a beautiful part of the country near the New Forest, there are lots of walks and the colours of the Rhodedendrons and Azaleas are stunning.Dogs are allowed in most parts.There is a very nice...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful, tranquil and colourful. Wonderful walk around but not always easy for scooters or wheelchairs. There is a buggy ride and train ride available and look very popular. My biggest complaint is, please sort out the chaotic "tea room/ restaurant" SHAMBOLIC. This was our third...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are not so used to visiting gardens but we were persuaded to visit here and didn't regret it. You need to be prepared for long walks to see all there is to see. I was disappointed that the steam train ride didn't show the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Gardens absolutely beautiful, but so, so hard to go round large parts of it pushing a wheelchair. Not cheap either, and large parts we couldnt access.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I returned to Exbury Gardens for a lovely walk around the gardens amongst all of the beautifully colourful azaleas, rhododendrons etc in bloom with lots more buds to flower. This is a genuinely spectacular place to visit this time of the year...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DavidL408
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you book in advance on line you get 10% off. Despite this there seemed some confusion at the ticket office with online bookings. Lovely place to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank adabournemouth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely family day out. Gardens stunning!!!!! Definitely need to choose when you go carefully to see everything in bloom. Steam train was fabulous, kids loved it. Catering a different story. Terrible. Staff uncaring. Take a picnic.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Loraine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE travelled in a Group and all enjoyed a lovely day out. Slightly spoiled by catering which was pricey, only average with cheap non knowledgeable staff employed. Service poor. Take a picnic. Go on the 40 minute Buggy tour for a fiver, you will see...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Sue B
May 15, 2019|
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Response from E7209HTsteveh | Reviewed this property |
M27 past Southampton come off at signs for Fawley exit 2 keep heading towards Beaulieu A326 /B3054 And summer lane to Exbury Postcode SO45 1AZ
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