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Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Exbury, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO45 1AZ, England
+44 23 8089 1203
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Beautiful gardens

I visited Exbury Gardens during the half term break with my elderly and not very mobile mum and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
VERY disappointing

Gardens look 'tired' and not well cared for. There is NO comparison to a RHS garden. It is the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lesley A
Hook, United Kingdom
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Exbury Gardens is home to the world-famous Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs, in the beautiful New Forest. Offering peace, relaxation and tranquility - a day spent at Exbury is a day spent in paradise. Created in the 1920s, the gardens extend over 200 acres of natural beauty that echo to the names of the famous plant hunters. Explore on foot, by chauffeur-driven buggy tour or travel on the Exbury Gardens Steam Railway. Mr Eddy's Restaurant and Tearooms; Plant Centre and Gift Shop; free parking. VAQAS assessed.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
3 days ago
“very nice gardens”
2 weeks ago
Exbury, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO45 1AZ, England
+44 23 8089 1203

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Exbury Gardens during the half term break with my elderly and not very mobile mum and teenage daughter at the very end of May. The azalea's and rhododendrons were fading but there was still plenty of stunning colour. This is a beautifully laid...More

Thank KMc-leam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gardens look 'tired' and not well cared for. There is NO comparison to a RHS garden. It is the complete opposite in every way. The steam train was good and well organised, but only lasts a matter of minutes. The cafe was disorganised at opening...More

2  Thank Lesley A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful gardens set on one side of the privately owned Beaulieu river. In any Season this is a 'must do' if you are in the South of England. History abounds in the planting, which goes back to the 1600 hundreds. Take the buggy tour for...More

Thank GalliKmar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a group of 5 adults and a 5 year old. It cost us over £80. The steam railway is great for the kids but the rest of the gardens were out of bloom, lots of greenery and foliage but nothing really beautiful...More

1  Thank LondonHay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Exbury on a warm summers day (early June) when the children were on half term break. I expected it to be busy and a glorified garden centre but I was really pleasantly surprised. We arrive at 10:30am (half and hour...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens were pretty impressive, the flower beds and trees were well maintained. I felt the entry fee was a bit high but as we purchased online it was £13.46 each. The train ride was nice but I don't feel it is a must as...More

Thank Delicia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens were beautiful and the areas well sign posted. Comprehensive variety of trees and plants to see and at this time of year the Rhododendrons were stunning. The steam railway is well worth paying that bit extra for and has been extended for 2017....More

Thank Kieron M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exbury Gardens exceeded all of my expectations...not sure what I expected though! Its just fantastic to walk around, listen to the birds singing & looking at the huge collection of trees and shrubs, the view over to the river was stunning. The tea rooms were...More

Thank pitstop007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day at the Exbury Gardens. Our young daughter loved the steam train and the gardens themselves were extremely well kept. At first the price seems quite steep but seeing the high standard to which the whole area is maintained would happily...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited late in April, and bought year-passes, so we can visit a few times over next 12 months, and didnt have to walk ourselves stupid on one visit, as there is a lot of garden to walk, but you can have buggy rides if getting...More

Thank Chris M
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We were not informed carers are free albeit I was with my husband who is obviously disabled, and not mobile. No mention on the board giving cost to enter?
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
Can you get here using public transport from Salisbury?
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
Can you buy a carers ticket if you're accompanying a disabled child? If so, how much is this please?
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