We are open daily from

 9th March - 3rd November 2024 

10am - 5.30pm

(last admission at 4.30pm)


Visitors are welcome to purchase garden admission and

train tickets on arrival, or pre-book tickets.

The last steam train will usually depart at 3pm.

Please note that we do not accept cash on site.

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Explore 200 acres of beautiful woodland gardens and enjoy our steam train!


Welcome to Exbury Gardens where there is always something new to see.  From spring showcasing our world famous rhododendron and azaleas, to the shady tranquility of summer featuring our veteran trees, heavenly hydrangeas and summer gardens ablaze with colour.  Autumn brings stunning reds, oranges and yellows as the leaves change colour throughout the gardens.



Visiting Exbury with your dog


Dogs are very welcome to visit Exbury Gardens, we simply ask they are kept on a short lead and leave nothing behind but paw prints.

We host Devoted to Dogs Days during the year where visitors accompanied by their four-legged friends are able to receive a discount for entry into the gardens. To find out when our next Devoted to Dogs Day is taking place please check our Events page.

Dogs are allowed into Mr Eddy's restaurant, provided they are well-behaved and kept on a lead. Dogs can also enjoy our delicious canine ice cream!

There are over 22 miles of pathways in the Gardens, with a variety of walking surfaces and different habitats that our four-legged friends can explore. Dog bins are located throughout and are clearly marked on our map. Please keep your dogs on a short lead.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the railway but must be kept on a lead.

Water bowls for dogs are available at the following locations:

Visitor Entrance
Mr Eddy's Restaurant

black lab


Group Visits


Groups are very welcome at Exbury, and we offer discounted garden admission and steam train tickets to groups of 15 or more people.  In addition, group organisers and coach drivers are offered complimentary garden admission and train ride, and we offer various guided tour options.  More information and a booking form are available on our Groups page here.


Agnes with group




We have made a considered attempt at ensuring that most of our facilities (including the railway) are accessible for all. Our main paths are suitable for wheelchairs and maps that identify these routes are obtainable at the Visitor Entrance. Motorised scooters are welcomed at Exbury, however users are reminded to keep to the recommended pathways.

Carers are admitted free of charge into Exbury Gardens on a one-to-one basis when accompanying a caree who pays the normal admission rate. Please note that proof of disability and/or registered carer status may be requested.  More information is available on our Accessbility page here.


Mobility scooters

Our gift shop stocks a wide range of books, homewares, gardening gifts and souvenirs inspired by the gardens, their history and their wildlife. For children, you'll find imaginative ideas for rainy day activities and outdoor adventures alike.

The Plant Centre stocks an array of herbaceous plants, shrubs and of course, rhododendrons and azaleas, reflecting the seasons at Exbury. You'll find both familiar names and a selection of rare and unusual varieties, allowing you to plant a growing memento of your visit.