We are currently accepting group bookings for 2021, and are looking forward to welcoming groups to Exbury as long as we are able to do so safely in accordance with government restrictions and guidelines relating to COVID-19.  We have strict safety measures in place and will continue to update these as the situation changes.

Whether you're a local garden society, coach operator, WI group or a big family wanting to take advantage of discounted admission, what better place to enjoy a group day out than at Exbury?

We offer groups a range of benefits, a variety of guided tour types and the option for chartered train rides, as well as pre-bookable group meals and of course, free entry for the organiser and coach driver. Full details on all of these great group benefits can be found below.

We welcome groups any day during our open season: 1st March – 31st October 2021.

Please pre-book your group visit to ensure the day runs smoothly and to receive the special group rates. To book please call 02380 891203 or email

Group benefits
  • Discounted gardens admission

  • Discounted railway tickets

  • Free coach parking, easy drop-off and collection point

  • Free gardens admission and railway ticket for organiser

  • Free gardens admission, railway ticket and £5 discount on refreshments in Mr Eddy's Restaurant for coach drivers

  • Chartered trains and private guided tours*

*Charges apply, see below for full list and prices. May not be operating due to COVID-19 safety restrictions. Please also note that our Halloween event will be running between 25th October - 31st October 2021. Groups are welcome to book but additional prices will apply for the steam railway.
Group prices
For groups of 15 or more people


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Group catering

Mr Eddy's Restaurant is ideal for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea with your group. They have large tables in the main restaurant that can be reserved and the option of booking the Azalea Room for a more private group meal.

Mr Eddy's offers various set group menu options, which you can book before your visit.

To book your group meal please call Mr Eddy's Restaurant directly on 02380898737.


Group guided tours

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, some of our guided tours (including the buggy) will not be running at the present time.

We offer a variety of guided tours ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length. 

Our tours are usually led by gardeners or senior staff members, all of whom have an in depth knowledge of Exbury's 200 acres and the history of the gardens. All tours are adjusted to suit the flowering season, which means that whatever time your group decides to visit you'll see the very best areas of Exbury Gardens.

Click the tour type below to find out more.

We recommend pre-booking your group visit to ensure the day runs smoothly. To book please call 02380 891203 or email

Where Exbury Gardens Ltd have taken all reasonable care to follow government COVID-19 safety guidelines, visitors enter at their own risk. Click here for a comprehensive of the safety measures we've implemented.

‘We recently had some friends from London to visit and were looking for something to entertain our young children for the day. We decided to give Exbury Gardens a try and I thought it was wonderful. We had Sunday lunch in the restaurant and the food was far superior to other local attractions so compliments to the chef. Walking through the gardens was beautiful with lots of little pathways to explore. I have lived in the Romsey area for many years and always thought Exbury was a little out of the way but it only took me 20 minutes from the motorway. We will definitely be a regular visitor from now on.’

Philip Moulds, New Forest

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