Exbury Gardens are in the beautiful New Forest, near Beaulieu and only 20 minutes from junction 2 of the M27.
The Gardens postcode is SO45 1AZ. If using in-car navigation and approaching from the east, you may be directed to the Gardens via junction 3 of the M27. Using both junction 3 and junction 2 of the M27 will eventually see you driving along the A326, from where brown and white tourism signs will guide you to the Gardens from the Heath roundabout – the entrance to the New Forest.
South West trains leave London Waterloo and take approx 1 ¼ hours to reach Southampton. From Southampton, it is possible to take a Passenger Ferry to Hythe, 6 miles from Exbury, and then catch a taxi. www.hytheferry.co.uk tel: 023 8084 0722.
You may wish to stay on the South West train to Brockenhurst Station (approx 1 ½ hours travelling time from London) as there is a taxi rank immediately outside. South West Trains also link Brockenhurst with Basingstoke, Winchester, Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth.
During the summer months you can travel all around the New Forest National Park on the three open top bus tours www.thenewforesttour.info
The Green Route calls at Exbury Gardens 7 times a day and you’ll enjoy 20% off entry to Exbury Gardens when you show a New Forest Tour ticket!
An hourly bus linking Lymington to Hythe Ferry (for Southampton), via Beaulieu, Buckler’s Hard, Exbury Gardens and Lepe Beach. For further details visit www.thebeachbus.info
National Express coaches depart Victoria Coach Station for Southampton on a regular basis, with a journey time of between 2 hours 10 mins and 2 ½ hours. Visit www.nationalexpress.com or ring 08705 808080
Exbury has a number of cycle racks in a special area close to the Gardens entrance. The roads around the Gardens are narrow, but reasonably flat and are very atmospheric. It is approx 2 miles to Lepe Country Park, a favourite spot for cyclists.