New River Walk

Stroll along Exbury Gardens' newest feature, the New River Walk, that links the Azalea Bowl and Daffodil Meadow on a peaceful native woodland trail along the Beaulieu River

The New River Walk is a soothing trail that stretches nearly half a mile at the eastern end of our 200-acre New Forest garden through tranquil coastal woodland, which is filled with mature oaks, field maples, yews and hazels. Interpretation boards highlight interesting facts and historical anecdotes about iconic native trees. Plus sections of the boardwalk lead to viewing points where visitors can watch birds and wildlife on the estuary’s tidal flats.

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New River Walk - couple sat on bench overlooking Beaulieu River - New Forest, Hampshire

To celebrate the opening of our New River Walk, we are launching a series of informative videos with UK leading tree expert, Tony Kirkham, Head of Arboretum at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This introductory film includes a discussion between Tony Kirkham and Exbury Director and recent CBE-awardee, Marcus Agius. To watch, click on the video below.

Every Friday in July 2021 a new video all about Exbury's New River Walk - including bird wildlife, facts about oak trees, and the importance of native woodland - will be released on our YouTube Channel. Click the button below to subscribe and be notified when these videos go live!

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Learn about the importance of native Yew trees in England


Learn about birds by the Beaulieu River in the New Forest


Learn how to tell the age of an oak tree and hear facts about Quercus that are native to the UK


Learn about the layers within a woodland and Butcher's broom

We hope you enjoy learning about our New River Walk over the next few weeks and get the chance to visit this great garden feature soon.

‘What could be better on a trip down to the New Forest than a walk in a beautiful garden, a ride on a steam train (which my grandson adored!) and a chance to see the Beaulieu river close up? A memorable day out and a gem of a place’

Rob Gregory, Oxford

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