Car Parking

Bays for blue badge holders are at the front of the main car park nearest to the Gardens entrance.

Visitors with disabilities

The Gardens are fairly level with the main paths being suitable for wheelchairs. Carers are admitted free of charge into the Gardens on a one to one basis when accompanying a disabled person, who pays the normal admission rate. In order to take advantage of this offer, Carers must bring proof of their carer status to show the Gate team on arrival.












Exbury provides a limited number of wheelchairs (non-motorized) free of charge, available on a first come first served basis from the admission gate. Wheelchair access maps identify routes suitable for wheelchairs and are obtainable at the Admission Gate. Please ensure you ask for one. Motorised scooters are welcomed in the Gardens as long as users keep to the recommended pathways.

Exbury Gardens Railway

Has four railway carriages adapted to accommodate wheelchairs. Passengers can leave the train at Exbury North Station and explore this part of the Gardens, before returning on a later train (space permitting). Groups requiring more than one accessible carriage to be fitted are asked to advise in advance (tel: 023 8089 1203) so this can be arranged without disrupting the published timetable. Railway tickets should be purchased at the Visitor Entrance.  Groups (15 or more paying individuals) may pre-book railway tickets at £3.50 per person. 

Facilities / Toilets / Baby changing

The Gift Shop, Plant Centre (part), Five Arrows Gallery, Mr Eddy's Tea Rooms are all wheelchair accessible. Toilets are located near the Gardens entrance; Exbury Central Station; the Herbaceous and Grasses Garden near Exbury House and the Tennis Court Tea Garden. Baby changing facilities are in main toilet areas or within those offering disabled facilities. Toilets are suitable for wheelchair / ambulant access.

Chauffeur driven buggy trips

Exbury's buggy service is designed to enable visitors with limited mobility to access the main areas of interest within the Gardens.  The chauffeur-driven buggy trips operate on a set route around the Gardens and stop in designated areas where passengers will have the opportunity to disembark.  A complete trip lasts approximately 40 minutes.  Buggies operate as a timetabled service on a first-come, first-served basis and visitors should be advised that queues can be expected, particularly in May and June.

Tickets for the buggy service cost £4.50 per person. 

Buggies can accommodate up to 12 passengers. 

Buggies cannot be pre-booked except unless chartered by a group of 15 or more paying individuals. 

‘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

Head Gardener's Notice Board

What to see in the garden on your visit


Juliet’s Jottings

What wildlife to spot in the gardens








newforest tourism


Powered by Intergage