Please find below the answers to frequently asked questions concerning Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway.
If your question is not aptly answered below please contact our Visitors Services Team directly.
The Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons and azaleas looks at its best during April and May. The flowering season is a moveable feast, with evergreen azaleas, early flowering rhododendrons and primroses giving way to deciduous azaleas, late flowering rhododendrons and bluebells. Please check the Garden news section of our website for more details on flowering.
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.
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 sixteen wheelchairs which 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).
Although we do not hire out mobility scooters, Exbury has a number of chauffeur-driven buggies operating a hop-on hop-off service to transport you around the gardens.
Tickets for the buggy service may be purchased at the Visitor Entrance and are £5.00 per person. Groups of 15 or more paying adults may reserve a buggy in advance if visiting outside of April and May by contacting the Box Office on 02380 245750. This service includes a Meet & Greet by the driver who will assist passengers with arranging an itinerary to combine buggy and railway rides. There is an additional charge for this service.
Any lost property is handed in at our Visitors Entrance and enquiries concerning it are handled by our Visitors Services Team on 02380 891203 during opening hours.