Group bookings 


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? If your party numbers 15 or more, you qualify for our group rate and a variety of benefits. 

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: 19th March – 30th October 2022.

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*

  • Discounts in gift shop and plant store 

*Charges apply, see below for full list and prices. Please also note that our Halloween event will be running between 24th October - 30th October 2022. 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

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.

‘What could be better on a trip down to the New Forest than a walk in a beautiful garden, a ride on a steam train (which my grandson adored!) and a chance to see the Beaulieu river close up? A memorable day out and a gem of a place’

Rob Gregory, Oxford

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