Exbury Gardens

Gardens and steam railway

The Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre (100 hectare) site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs.

It's about 50 minutes drive from Bournemouth to Exbury Gardens, so makes an ideal full day out.

This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquility in summer followed by a splendid show as the leaves change in the autumn. Capture Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways.

Let the train take the strain on a 20 minute journey or ride a chauffeur driven buggy to tour the Gardens. In December 2011 the Gardens were awarded the prestigious Hudson's Heritage UK "Best Garden" award. 

Mr Eddy’s Tea Rooms and Gift Shop are open every day of our opening season.


  • Exbury
  • Hampshire
  • SO45 1AZ