RHS New Forest Breakfast Walk Sat 9th May
'A riot of colour' is perhaps an over-used phase, but it is an apt way to describe Exbury in the spring. The garden is renowned for its superb Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, and this walk with our knowledgeable garden guide is timed to coincide with the peak flowering period.
One outstanding area is Lovers Lane, where tightly trussed, faintly fragrant deciduous azaleas flank both sides of the walk. Among the cultivars here are the brilliant yellow R. 'Princess Margaret of Windsor' and reddish-orange R. 'Beaulieu Manor.' Another highlight is the American Garden, where rhododendrons and azaleas such as 'Pink Walloper' flower against a background of laburnum and wisteria.
Throughout the walk our knowledgeable guide will be happy to answer questions and provide tips on common gardening issues from planting to propagating and layering.
The 2 hour walk commences at 8:00am from the Visitor Entrance. Sturdy footwear is essential.
Breakfast at Mr Eddy's
Your guided walk is guaranteed to work up an appetite for a delicious New Forest breakfast in Mr Eddy’s Tea Rooms, with all food sourced from local producers.
Fresh fruit compote, Full English Breakfast, toast & Danish pastry, juice, tea and coffee.
After breakfast, guests are welcome to continue exploring the Gardens at their leisure.
Spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential. Book now to take advantage of our Earlybird rate. Tickets include guided walk, breakfast in Mr Eddy's Tea Rooms and re-admission to Exbury Gardens.
Tickets: £27.00 Earlybird* bookings / Friends of Exbury Pass Holders / RHS Main Cardholders
Call the Box Office: 023 8024 5750 all bookings including credit card.
*Earlybird rate applies to all bookings completed up to and including 9th April 2015.