Exbury Gardens

Exbury Gardens, New Forest

Exbury Garden is a wonderful place for early summer and autumn colours

Exbury Garden is  a spectacular 200 acre woodland garden famous for the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. Back in 1987 the grounds were devastated by the great storm with a loss of 700, trees and rhododondrens. The garden is also known as the American Garden as many of the rhododendrons were replaced by American hybrids which originally came from Exbury.
The daffodil meadow overlooks the Beaulieu River and looks stunning in March and early April. Amongst the many other features are rock gardens, rose gardens, herbaceous borders, rare shrubs and exotic trees which ensure year round interest.
Superb autumn colour.
There are many walks and trails, including alongside the tidal estuary, and is a great place for bird watchers and nature lovers.
Enjoy also the newly opened steam railway and Summer Lane Garden, planted with huge swathes of herbaceous perennials and grasses. Features include a bridge, tunnel and viaduct.
Exbury Gardens are a great family day out and well worth a visit. The gardens are also dog friendly so do take your pooch.
The video we feature is timeless.

Exbury Gardens open 2019: From  March - please see website for more information.
Please call for winter opening dates. Gift shop, plant centre, restaurant and tearooms, disabled access. Buggy tours. Free wheelchair loan.   Dogs allowed. Free parking.


  • Street: Exbury Gardens
  • Postcode: SO45 1AZ
  • City: Exbury, Southampton
  • County: Hampshire
  • Country: United Kingdom



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