We've carefully listened to our visitors questions and have put together this handy list of FAQs.
If we haven't been able to answer your question, please do contact our Visitors Services Team directly on 02380 891203.
Our collection of rhododendrons and azaleas is spectacular in late April and throughout May. Flowering does extend into June with late-flowering rhododendrons and deciduous azaleas taking the limelight during early summer.
At the beginning of June visitors can enjoy the vibrant colours and scents of late-flowering rhododendrons and deciduous azaleas.
In addition to this we also have a number of gardens planted specifically for summer colour and interest.
Absolutely! There are two approved picnic sites within the gardens, one overlooking Jubilee Pond in Yard Wood, and the other situated between the Gilbury Bridge and the Five Arrows Gallery. Litter bins are provided at these sites, though where possible we request that any litter be taken home after a visit. There is also a covered area at the patio near the Sundial Gardens where visitors may picnic.
Yes. There is an extensive car park for approximately 250 vehicles and a parking area for around 50 coaches. During our busiest times, car park attendants will direct traffic into the site or an overflow facility across the road from the main entrance. Bays for blue badge holders are clearly marked at the front of the car park, closest to the Visitor Entrance.
Dogs are very welcome at Exbury Gardens, we simply ask that they are kept on a short lead and leave nothing behind but paw prints!
Please visit our Dog friendly page more information on our canine facilities.
No, we're afraid not. Exbury Gardens is renowned for its peace and tranquility therefore we request that radios, footballs, children’s bicycles or scooters are not brought into the gardens.
Exbury Gardens has 10 wheelchairs that are available on a first come, first served basis. The best time to arrive to collect wheelchairs is early in the morning (the Gardens open from 10am) or from mid-afternoon, when more people are leaving than arriving (the car park closes at 6pm).
We do not currently have motorised mobility scooters on-site available for hire. Exbury does, however, offer a buggy service where visitors can enjoy a guided tour around the gardens. Tickets for the guided buggy tours may be purchased at the Visitor Entrance for £5.00 per person.
Any lost property is handed in at the Visitor Entrance. If you think you may have lost something at Exbury please contact our Visitors Services Team on 02380 891203 during opening hours.
The New Forest District Council granted planning permission for the Exbury Steam Railway on the condition that it was not a stand-alone attraction i.e. only people paying to enter the gardens could ride the train. Tickets for the train are £5.00 per person for those aged 3 years and over. Under 3s ride for free.
The gardens may occasionally be closed in the event of extreme weather conditions such as high winds or snow and ice. In such situations, our website will be kept up-to-date with latest opening information on the home page. Social media alerts will also be sent out on Facebook and Twitter. If in any doubt about whether the gardens will be open on a particular day, do contact our Visitor Services Team on 02380 891203.
Visitors who purchase a Friends of Exbury annual membership can enjoy unlimited access to the gardens throughout our open season. For more infotmation visit our membership page.
Yes. Groups of 15 or more can enjoy a discounted rate for both gardens admission and steam railway rides. Large groups must pre-book to receive this discounted rate. Check out our groups page for further information on group benefits.
No, we're a seasonal garden that is open to the public between 23rd March - 3rd November 2019 (10am - 5.30pm). However, we do arrange special events for the public in the closed season, check our Events & Exhibitions page for the latest events.