Things to see & do

With over 20 miles of pathways, three woods, parkland and a multitude of ponds, there are surprises lying around every corner at Exbury Gardens!

Primroses, daffodils, camellias and magnolias ensure early spring colour before bluebells, rhododendrons and azaleas burst into bloom. The spectacle of the Azalea Bowl is not to be missed in May.

The summer months bring shady riverside walks and picnic opportunities next to ponds with carp and dragonflies. Hydrangeas are at their peak and showpiece exotics heat up the Herbaceous Borders and Sundial Garden blaze of colour with waterside maples, sweet gums, dogwoods and Exbury's

National Collection of Nyssa and Oxydendrum. Discover fabulous fungi and be dazzled by Exbury's Nerines (jewel lilies) in the Five Arrows Gallery.

A 20 minute trip aboard the 12 ¼ inch gauge Steam Railway is sure to delight visitors of all ages. Walk right down to the Beaulieu River and enjoy the stunning views across to the Isle of Wight.

Children will love the adventure play area and looking at all the wildlife that we have! Top the day off with an ice-cream or tea and cake in Mr Eddy’s Tea Rooms. 

Juliet’s Jottings

What wildlife to spot in the gardens








newforest tourism


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