More than 100 years in the making, Exbury Gardens is a spectacular collection of landscaped woodland, herbaceous, contemporary, formal and wildflower gardens, in a unique riverside location.

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Click on the photographs below to learn about what's flowering in the gardens at the moment* or read on to find out more about the gardens through the seasons.

Exbury through the seasons


Exbury is renowned for spring colour, set apart from other gardens by our world-famous collection of rhododendrons and azalaeas. These stunning shrubs are at their height in May, lining the paths with elegant flowers. Spring also sees a spectacular disaply of camellias and magnolias, as well as hundreds of thousands of spring bulbs in Daffodil Meadow and the River of Gold. 


Our 200 acres transform into a shady sanctuary of tranquility during summertime. In particular, the Iris, Herbaceous, Sundial and Centenary Gardens bloom at this time of year with herbaceous perennials and exotic flowers.

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During the colder months, expert planting showcases the vibrant red and orange of our fiery acers and National Plant Collection of nyssa trees, amidst a vibrant backdrop of dogwoods and majestic oak trees.

Exbury Gardens is open 10am-5.30pm, Monday 29th March - Sunday 31st October 2021

Map of Exbury Gardens

Aerial map of Exbury Gardens | New Forest, Hampshire

‘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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