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We would like to thank all Friends of Exbury members for their support during these unprecedented times and for visiting since we reopened on Saturday 30th May. 

Please note that anyone with a valid Friends of Exbury membership when we closed on 22nd March will be given a 3-month extension to their membership, to take account of the 10 weeks we were closed to visitors due to COVID-19 lockdown. This will be added to your membership automatically. Please see the table below for your new membership expiration date.

5f6f7b3a-ad3d-4607-910f-3979a0a7b805Friends of Exbury wishing to visit Exbury Gardens in the coming weeks will now need to book an arrival time slot and provide proof of their booking and present their membership card to enter the gardens. Click here to book an arrival time slot.

We’re also very pleased to announce that our steam railway will be reopening on Saturday 4th July. Again, we’ve implemented a number of new safety measures to ensure that the steam railway operates as safely as it can. As part of this, Friends of Exbury members must now book their train rides at the Visitor Entrance upon arrival. Train rides are limited to one per person per day. For more information about our steam railway safety measures as well as general information on train times and the journey, visit our Steam Railway page here.

To read the full list of safety measures in place here at Exbury, please visit our COVID-19 safety & FAQs page here.

Become a Friend of Exbury


Help support and develop our beautiful gardens, whilst enjoying all of these fantastic benefits:

Gardens entry Unlimited (must pre-book arrival time slot for the time being*)
Train rides Unlimited (currently restricted to one ride per person per day, must book upon arrival at the Visitor Entrance)
Guided buggy tours

Unlimited (remaining closed for the time being due to COVID-19 safety*)

Restaurant 10% discount when £5 or more is spent in a single transaction
Gift shop 5% discount
Newsletters Monthly email newsletter including offers, competitions, flowering updates and gardening tips
Events Invitations to exclusive Friends of Exbury tours and talks
Benefits only available during open season, 14th March - 1st November 2020.
*We have implemented a number of safety measures to ensure staff and visitors are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a comprehensive list please visit out COVID-19 safety & FAQs page.
Adult £45.00
Joint £80.00
Two adult family* £90.00
One adult family* £55.00

*Family memberships include benefits for up to 3 children.

Click to purchase your membership

If you'd like to purchase a Friends of Exbury membership as a gift for someone else, please click the button below. Gift vouchers are valid for one year and are activated by the recipient at the Visitor Entrance.

Click to purchase gift voucher membership

While Exbury Gardens Ltd have taken all reasonable care to follow government COVID-19 safety guidelines, visitors enter at their own risk. Click here for a comprehensive of the safety measures we've implemented.

‘A truly fantastic day out. My wife and I were bowled over by the amazing spring colours of rhododendrons and azaleas and there was literally colour everywhere. There are beautiful areas to walk through as well as places to sit. We took a picnic in the hope of being able to sit by one of the ponds and were not disappointed – the reflections were as spectacular as the real thing! The next thing we want to do is return in the autumn to see the colours change as it must be beautiful’

David Parker, Christchurch

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