Exbury is now closed to the public until March 2024 - but don't despair as we will reopen for two weekends in December for Christmas at Exbury. Come along to enjoy a traditional Christmas fair, festive train and donkey rides, a Yuletide trail, delicious treats and lots more. Check our events pages for more details.
2023 has been a great year and we have enjoyed welcoming you - we hope you have enjoyed the Gardens and our events. Thankyou to all our customers for your support during the year and we look forward to seeing you at Christmas - and then of course Spring 2024.
Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway
Celebrating more than 100 years of horticultural excellence
“I have lived here all my life and I can barely remember a better flowering season. The volume and number of blooms is extraordinary; every bush is bursting with beauty. One of Nature’s great miracles!” - Kate de Rothschild May 2022
Find out more about the de Rothschild family here
THE DE ROTHSCHILD FAMILY
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EXPLORE WILD EXBURY
At Exbury Gardens there is a commitment to the encouragement of wildlife and a belief in a light touch so that natural environments can thrive.
From spring to summer the bluebells, primroses, daffodils, and wildflowers including the green winged orchid – entice butterflies, bumble bees and many other insects.
From midsummer to autumn the herbaceous borders become the focus of a buzzing frenzy while damselflies and dragonflies hover around the ponds.
The song thrush, goldcrest, fire crest, spotted woodpeckers and goshawks are regular visitors and a family of ravens can be heard ‘cronking’ in the early evening.
On the river margin teal, curlew, lapwing and even occasionally an otter can be spotted. Badgers, foxes and deer are residents of the undergrowth while bats and owls bring the night skies alive.
Of course, Wild Exbury doesn’t just refer to the outstanding nature of this wonderful garden. It is also a reference to somewhere which allows a level of relaxation for all the family not always possible in more formal environments. We have a playground, a log trail and meandering woodland paths for a truly immersive experience for all.