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Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Exbury, New Forest SO45 1AZ, England
+44 23 8089 1203
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Garden walk and steam train visit

Me and my partner decided to visit this place as we saw this online and we have never heard of it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Wrong time of year

we visited without checking trip advisor shame on us We arrived in July , entrance £32 for two... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Essex , UK
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Exbury Gardens is home to the world-famous Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs, in the beautiful New Forest. Offering peace, relaxation and tranquility - a day spent at Exbury is a day spent in paradise. Created in the 1920s, the gardens extend over 200 acres of natural beauty that echo to the names of the famous plant hunters. Explore on foot, by chauffeur-driven buggy tour or travel on the Exbury Gardens Steam Railway. Mr Eddy's Restaurant and Tearooms; Plant Centre and Gift Shop; free parking. VAQAS assessed.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Exbury, New Forest SO45 1AZ, England
+44 23 8089 1203

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Reviewed yesterday

Me and my partner decided to visit this place as we saw this online and we have never heard of it before. It is a lovely place and the people were friendly which always makes a huge difference. The food in the cafe could have...More

Thank mjpit1014
Reviewed 2 days ago

we visited without checking trip advisor shame on us We arrived in July , entrance £32 for two including train ride . The train only takes you round a small part of the gardens , which frankly was quite bare , untidy in parts and...More

1  Thank 425robert
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my first visit to the gardens, although my mum had been several times before. The car park was well laid out, and entrance was well signposted. We walked some of the paths, the rhododendrons and azaleas were in full bloom, we also saw...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 6 days ago

A large and lovely garden although we visited in July after the rhododendrons etc had finished flowering, so there was not a lot of colour.But with the mature trees, acers and ponds it was very still pretty. One point of confusion.On the trip advisor site...More

Thank annieandrobin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day out with our 2 year old at Exbury Gardens. There was lots of walking which was suitable for us all and the pushchair. The ponds were full of fish which we could watch very close up. The gardens were beautiful...More

1  Thank Claire S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visits in beginning of July very disappointing s there were very few flowers train was excellent , nice inexpensive food plenty of picnic space

Thank Carol En Jan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the buggy around the gardens - and the driver was very informative about all the plants. He also added a good amount of humour as he drove around. There are a huge amount of beautiful azalea's and rhododendrons etc. Good restaurant and café...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exbury Gardens is lovely place to visit, we were not expecting to see much as we left our visit until July, however I would have gone just to enjoy the beauty of the hydrangeas, which were stunning. Also the Iris garden and Herbaceous Garden were...More

Thank _lspacagna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxing walk and steam rail trip round the gardens, which were far larger than I expected, the tea room wasn't too bad on price and all in all a good few hours were spent here. Would like to come back earlier in the year next...More

Thank NickiSteve1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The vintage steam railway train was a delight to go on and should not be missed! The train goes through part of the gardens which is made up of 200 acres. The train has been beautifully restored as well as the station. The staff look...More

Thank Whitehalltraveller
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23 April 2017|
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Response from christopher s | Reviewed this property |
As far as we know - carers enter free on arrival .... The enquiries office is really helpful - I would call to make sure your trip has no surprises etc. Enjoy
13 April 2017|
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Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
Hello Exbury is a little remote, though you can get the train from Southampton to Bournemouth, stopping at Beulieu Road Station in the New Forest. From there probably easier and quicker to get a taxi straight to Exbury... More
10 April 2017|
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Response from Exbury G | Property representative |
Hi Susie, carers entry into Exbury is free. Do feel free to ring us on 02380 891203 if you'd like any more information. With kind regards, The Exbury Team