Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Celebrating more than 100 years of horticultural excellence 

With new government guidance on taking exercise in visitor gardens, we are very pleased to announce that Exbury Gardens will be open throughout the lockdown period and until 20th December. We believe that keeping the gardens open to the public in this way is in the best interest of all, enabling our visitors to reap the mental and physical benefits of using our 200 acres of outstanding natural beauty for exercise.

Unfortunately, our Steam Railway has now closed for the winter to allow us to carry out essential maintenance work, but for garden lovers and those simply wishing to spend quality time outdoors there is still lots to see in the gardens.

We currently have one catering outlet open, offering hot and cold drinks and snacks to take away, including a wide range of hot vegan and gluten free options.

We have a number of special measures in place to safeguard the wellbeing of our visitors and staff. To read the full list of safety measures in place here at Exbury, please visit our COVID-19 safety & FAQs page here.

The gardens are exceptionally beautiful at the moment, with our acer collection shedding vibrant scarlet leaves and our National Collection of Nyssa and Oxydendrum aflame with oranges and yellows. We are also having an exceptionally good year for fungi, with many interesting species carpeting our woodland garden. We have very rarely opened in November in the past and so it's a real pleasure to be able to show off our collections of rare trees and shrubs at this time of year.

Entry to the gardens is by pre-booked tickets only, including Friends of Exbury members, please click the button below to book your tickets for your next visit.

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Staying safe at Exbury Gardens this year, watch this short video to see some of our safety measures in action here at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway.

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