Welcome to Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway


Don't miss our exceptional display of early rhododendrons, evergreen azaleas, camellias and magnolias.

For younger visitors our Carrot Capers Easter trail is running until 14 April.


While you're here, take a moment to scroll down and watch our video for a taste of what your visit could look like. 

Exbury has something for everyone this year.

We look forward to seeing you soon. 


rhodo our kate

Don't miss the flawless Rhododendron 'Our Kate' named after Kate de Rothschild.


"She's the finest thing in the Garden this week - complete perfection. Never seen her flower so well and without a single blemish."

Marie-Louise Agius March 2024 





Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Celebrating more than 100 years of horticultural excellence 

Your next visit could look like something like this…






Find out more about the de Rothschild family here




At Exbury Gardens there is a commitment to the encouragement of wildlife and a belief in a light touch so that natural environments can thrive.

From spring to summer the bluebells, primroses, daffodils, and wildflowers including the green winged orchid – entice butterflies, bumble bees and many other insects.

From midsummer to autumn the herbaceous borders become the focus of a buzzing frenzy while damselflies and dragonflies hover around the ponds.

The song thrush, goldcrest, fire crest, spotted woodpeckers and goshawks are regular visitors and a family of ravens can be heard ‘cronking’ in the early evening.

On the river margin teal, curlew, lapwing and even occasionally an otter can be spotted. Badgers, foxes and deer are residents of the undergrowth while bats and owls bring the night skies alive.

Of course, Wild Exbury doesn’t just refer to the outstanding nature of this wonderful garden. It is also a reference to somewhere which allows a level of relaxation for all the family not always possible in more formal environments.  We have a playground, a log trail and meandering woodland paths for a truly immersive experience for all. 




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