Dogs Welcome

Bring Your Dog

Dogs are very welcome to visit Exbury Gardens, we simply ask they are kept on a short lead and leave nothing behind but paw prints! There are over 22 miles of pathways in the Gardens, with a variety of walking surfaces and different habitats to explore. The majority of pathways are flat and it is very easy walking. A leaflet given to visitors on arrival shows the location of dog bins.

Well-behaved dogs are also welcome on the Exbury Gardens Steam Railway, which runs a 20min journey along a 1 ¼ mile track into the Summer Lane Garden (not accessible by foot).

Dogs are also allowed into the visitor restaurant and bowls of water are available outside. Further water bowls are found at the main entrance and the railway.

The following links give information relating to accommodation in the New Forest and locally which welcomes dogs:

New Forest B&Bs welcoming dogs

New Forest Hotels welcoming dogs

New Forest Holidays Parks, Camping and Caravaning sites welcoming dogs

Visit for information about dog-walking in the New Forest.


‘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

Juliet’s Jottings

What wildlife to spot in the gardens








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