Welcome to Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway


As the season gets into its stride our summer flowering shrubs and perennials begin to enjoy their moment in the spotlight.

Particular highlights include the Herbaceous, Centenary and Sundial Gardens, and Hydrangea Walk.



What's on this week


This Saturday, 22nd June, we are holding our second seasonal spotlight tour focussing on our majestic veteran trees.  Join one of our senior gardeners for a fascinating hour long tour.


There is also a new exhibition in the Five Arrows Gallery, featuring the talents of the Cowprint Artists Group.


(for further information please see our events page


While you're here, take a moment to scroll down and watch our video for a taste of what your visit could look like. 

Exbury has something for everyone this year.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please note that we do not accept cash on site.


Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Celebrating more than 100 years of horticultural excellence 

Your next visit could look like something like this…






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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. 




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