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.

‘What could be better on a trip down to the New Forest than a walk in a beautiful garden, a ride on a steam train (which my grandson adored!) and a chance to see the Beaulieu river close up? A memorable day out and a gem of a place’

Rob Gregory, Oxford

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