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Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Exbury Estate Office Summer Lane, Exbury, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO45 1AZ, England
+44 23 8089 1203
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Xmas fayre!

A great afternoon out switch family and getting in the festive mood. Lots of interesting stalls... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RubyBHound
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Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
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We now have an annual pass!

Such a beautiful place to visit. My husband and I went in October and had such a great time we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Englandsupporter72
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Hampshire, England
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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. The spectacle of the Azalea Bowl is not to be missed in May. The summer months bring shady riverside walks and perfect picnic spots next to ponds with carp and dragonflies. Hydrangeas are at their peak and showpiece exotics heat up the Herbaceous Borders and Sundial Garden. Autumn arrives in a blaze of colour with waterside maples, sweet gums, dogwoods and acers. Exbury also has a 12¼ inch gauge Steam Railway which delights visitors of all ages and the 20 minute journey passes by the fabulous Rock and Summer Lane Gardens. Children will love the play area, discovery trails, scavenger hunts, bug hunting and special events that run throughout the year. The Tea Room offers a delicious hot and cold seasonal menu, afternoon tea and more.
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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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+44 23 8089 1203

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great afternoon out switch family and getting in the festive mood. Lots of interesting stalls. Had tea in the tearoom which was fine but they seem to struggle with busy times.

Thank RubyBHound
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place to visit. My husband and I went in October and had such a great time we bought an annual pass. Great value. I have seen you can spend around 45 minutes here but our visits have always been for hours. We...More

Thank Englandsupporter72
Reviewed November 7, 2017

a great way to see the gardens for the less mobile, was on a our on a 10 seater buggy with a knowledgeable guide out for 45 mins nd went all over.

Thank TandD2Sussex
Reviewed November 3, 2017

We visited in October. Beautiful autumn colours. Good Nerine display in gallery. Very peaceful and relaxing. very friendly, helpful staff. Enjoyed ride on train.More

1  Thank Christine J
Exbury G, Public Relations Manager at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Dear Christine, Thank you very much for your feedback which we've passed on to the relevant teams and we were delighted that you enjoyed your visit here so much. We very much hope to see you here again next year. With kind regards, The Exbury...More

Reviewed November 3, 2017

We went today and although the plants were not in flower there was still plenty to see & explore. Since it was a weekday and the gardens are huge it was really quiet which made it more enjoyable than a weekend. The range of trees...More

Thank Niccy G
Reviewed October 31, 2017

I booked 4 places on the Halloween Train at at cost of £44+ for two adults and two children for Saturday 28th October. The children were very excited at the prospect of the train ride! The ride was very unprofessionally organised with cheap props on...More

3  Thank Jill N
Exbury G, Public Relations Manager at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Dear Jill, Thank you for writing to us as we very much appreciate feedback from our visitors. The cost for our Halloween event is a fixed price for both gardens entry and the train and included spooky trails around the gardens and a Halloween craft...More

Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Not visited here in many years,but read all about Halloween goings on and it looked great so took kids along Priced at over £32 for 1 adult 2 children this isn't at all cheap The train is good and the spooky trails are also good...More

1  Thank saintlee1970
Exbury G, Public Relations Manager at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Thank you for your review and we are sorry that you didn't enjoy the Halloween train this year. It is a delicate balancing act to create a story suitable for the vast age range that ride the train (which includes very young children), and changes...More

Reviewed October 28, 2017

If you are interested in gardens displaying every type of plant/shrub flowering through the seasons then this is the place for keen gardeners. This will have been my 6th visit this year as it's one of my favourite gardens. There is approx 200 acres, with...More

Thank Julesver
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Spent a lovely October day at Exbury Gardens. We had a five mile walk around the many themed paths to be taken among the beautiful Autumn colours. Around ponds, up hill and down dale, gravel paths, tarmac paths, rock gardens, river walk and we even...More

Thank Janine W
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

We have been going to the Exbury ghost train for the last six years, started off excellent but this year we were all very disappointed with the poor effort , no live actors no vampire telling jokes at the station even our young children were...More

Thank Christina B
Exbury G, Public Relations Manager at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Dear Christina, We are so sorry that you didn't enjoy the Halloween experience here this year. We fully take on board your comments and have fed them back to the relevant teams for the planning of next year's event. Our visitors are very important to...More

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freddiesimmo
April 23, 2017|
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Response from christopher s | Reviewed this property |
As far as we know - carers enter free on arrival .... The enquiries office is really helpful - I would call to make sure your trip has no surprises etc. Enjoy
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AuraUk
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
Hello Exbury is a little remote, though you can get the train from Southampton to Bournemouth, stopping at Beulieu Road Station in the New Forest. From there probably easier and quicker to get a taxi straight to Exbury... More
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Susieboouk
April 10, 2017|
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Response from Exbury G | Property representative |
Hi Susie, carers entry into Exbury is free. Do feel free to ring us on 02380 891203 if you'd like any more information. With kind regards, The Exbury Team
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