Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Now celebrating more than 100 years, Exbury Gardens is a spectacular collection of woodland, herbaceous, contemporary, formal and wildflower gardens. At over 200 acres, these impressive gardens (created and managed by the Rothschild family) border the Beaulieu River and boast a narrow-gauge steam railway, plus a newly refurbished restaurant and an outdoor cafe.

For families

Inspire a love of the outdoors in little ones by running, playing and discovering in Exbury's expansive gardens. Feed giant koi carp and golden or fishatTop Pond, complete a range of free activity sheets for children aged 3-11 and let off steam in the adventure play area that includes sky walk trail, bucket swings and play hut. Visiting during the school holidays? Check out our brilliant events tailored to children and families.

For garden lovers

Capture Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways lined with rare trees and shrubs at your own pace. Seasonal highlights include rhododendrons and azaleas in spring, herbaceous borders and hydrangeas in summer and acer and nyssa in autumn.

For everyone

A large number of Exbury's paths are wheelchair accessible and are marked clearly around the gardens. The steam railway has carriages specially adapted to accommodate wheelchair users and their family members. There's also free wheelchair hire, accessible parking, free carer gardens entry and an accessible toilet at all lavatory facilities. Exbury also offers guided buggy tours for just £5.50 per person that aims to show all the seasonal highlights in a 45 minute round trip.

Are you a dog owner? Four-legged friends are welcome at Exbury and can even ride the train!

Opening times

14th March - 1st November (plus dates in December for Christmas events)
10:00 - 5:30pm (last admission 4:30pm, gates are locked at 6pm)


Adult -  £13.75 (gift aid) £12.50 (standard)

Child - £4.95 (gift aid) £4.50 (standard)

Family - £31.90 (gift aid) £29.00 (standard)

Under 3s - Free

Railway - £5.50

Buggy - £5.50

Membership available from £45!


Exbury, New Forest, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1AZ
023 8089 1203 Visit website