Guided buggy tours are not currently running in order to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, further information here.
Exbury Gardens offers a variety of different tour types to suit all needs. Our tour guides are experts in Exbury Gardens' rich and varied history, so you know you'll be in great hands!
|Buggy||Individuals||£5.50 per person|
|Meet and greet||Groups||£50 per group (up to 50 people)|
|Senior staff member||Groups||£80 per group (up to 25 people)|
|Head Gardener||Groups||£100 per group (up to 25 people)|
To book a tour please contact us on 02380 891203 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates are subject to the availability of staff so please try to arrange your tour with us as soon as possible in advance.
Exbury's buggy service is designed to enable visitors with limited mobility to access the main areas of interest within the Gardens. The chauffeur-driven buggy trips operate on a set route around the Gardens and stop in designated areas where passengers will have the opportunity to disembark. Buggies operate as a timetabled service on a first-come, first-served basis and visitors should be advised that queues can be expected, particularly in May and June.
Buggies can accommodate up to 12 passengers at a time.
Buggies cannot be pre-booked except unless chartered by a group of 15 or more paying individuals.
A great option exclusively for our group visitors, this is a 30 minute introduction to the Gardens and their history, with a summary of current flowering conditions. Usually taken with a gentle stroll towards Home Wood but can also take place on a coach or –if previously arranged with the Exbury caterers –in Mr. Eddy’s Tea Rooms.
A historical tour of the Gardens, recounting stories and anecdotes of the de Rothschild family and visiting the best of the colour.
Tours start at the Visitor Entrance and can finish within the Gardens, at the Steam Railway, Five Arrows Gallery, or the Visitor Entrance.
Mark a special occaision, excite your coach trippers or envigorate your biology class with a tour from Exbury's Head Gardener, Tom Clarke.
The tour can be tailored to your horticultural interest according to the season. Or alternatively Tom can demonstrate the full scope of Exbury's excellent collections. You might even hear some tips on how to look after your exotic plants!
Sensory tours are also available.
Please note that this is a walking tour. Use of the buggy for the Head Gardener's tour can be requested if notified in advance. This is subject to availability, season and visitor numbers.