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A delightful experience for all ages. Lovely lady at the door entrance which informs you about the... read more

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Gloria C
‘What a beautiful garden!’

Spent the afternoon at this beautiful garden...... I last visited 44 years ago & cannot believe... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Located in Minstead, Hampshire, in the heart of New Forest yet just off the end of the M27, this informal 10 acre woodland garden contains an extensive collection of rare and beautiful plants from around the world. In the spring, banks of Azaleas...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
School Lane | Lyndhurst, Minstead, New Forest SO43 7GL, England
+44 23 8081 2464
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A delightful experience for all ages. Lovely lady at the door entrance which informs you about the garden. We visited it on a rainy wintery day and still really worth it!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gloria C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the gardens on Tuesday 5 February having checked the internet which said it was open at 10 am.The garden was open but the cafe & toilets closed & no staff on duty so an honesty box for donation entry.With rain also spoiiing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Spent the afternoon at this beautiful garden...... I last visited 44 years ago & cannot believe it’s taken so long to return. My wife & I were captivated by the charm & tranquility of this fabulous area of natural beauty. The staff were delightful &...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Lovely gardens brilliant idea having fairy doors in the trees for the children to find. Good food. Great cause helping disadvantaged adults to get work based experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We first went to Furzey several years ago just to see the gardens. We loved it, there is colour at some point in the gardens all through the year and often plants you do not see elsewhere. The grandchildren love it for looking for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Penny L
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Quite pricey to go to but lovely well kept place. Fairy doors in the trees were great and my three year old loved looking for tinker bell! The park area was really good the children had lots of fun playing in the little houses. Gardens...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sab-Lilly
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great for a lovely lunch and walk in informal woodland, with a water lily filled pond. Magical for the kids exploring nature and the little hidden fairy doors. Several beautiful wooden structures to explore and a natural wood playground with a boat. A gfit shop...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jo G
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing place and happy to pay the entry to support the charity. We were here for about 4 hours and could well have stayed longer. Took a picnic and had a really wonderful time - we will come again!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank scook78
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Can understand what people have said about entrance and price but having a Gardeners world garden got over that. Wanted to see the Gold medal garden from Chelsea but was disappointed I know it's been hard year with the hot weather but when you're prompting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joodles1968
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Everyone had a great time walking the trails finding fairy doors and having tea and cake after shame I couldn't use my Go New Forest Card as it was a Saturday as the entrance for 6 adults and 2 children was quite steep

Date of experience: August 2018
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15 September 2018|
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Response from Martin_Joan | Reviewed this property |
Slopes down to pool, then flat with gentle slow rise behind house back to car park. I use ambulatory oxygen and needed it for the return to the car park. I would suggest that for anyone with COPD it would be difficult on the... More
5 September 2018|
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Response from Clare Y | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the Gardens and we do request that they are on a lead. Thank you