About Us

Exbury Gardens is a charitable company registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. (Registration number 801349). The gardens offer woodland walks and world famous displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. Art and sculpture exhibitions are regularly held. Since 2001 there has been a miniature steam railway which follows a scenic route through parts of the gardens previously inaccessible to the public.

Presently Exbury Gardens maintains an ongoing propagation and development programme for the gardens and has established a detailed database of the plants held including its National Collection of Nyssa and Oxydendrum. The charity also supports ongoing plant hunting expeditions and links with China in the continued development of horticultural knowledge and science.

The charity’s objectives are:

  1. To maintain, improve, develop and preserve for the public benefit and to open to the public Exbury Gardens in Hampshire.
  2. To advance horticultural science, knowledge and learning for the public benefit.
  3. To promote such other objects or purposes which are exclusively charitable according to the Laws of England for the time being in force.

‘We recently had some friends from London to visit and were looking for something to entertain our young children for the day. We decided to give Exbury Gardens a try and I thought it was wonderful. We had Sunday lunch in the restaurant and the food was far superior to other local attractions so compliments to the chef. Walking through the gardens was beautiful with lots of little pathways to explore. I have lived in the Romsey area for many years and always thought Exbury was a little out of the way but it only took me 20 minutes from the motorway. We will definitely be a regular visitor from now on.’

Philip Moulds, New Forest

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