In the Spring, Exbury Gardens comes alive with its world-famous collection of rhododendrons and azaleas. At their best during May, wander through the woodland gardens to the Azalea Bowl. Also enjoy the camellias and magnolias and the spring bulbs in the Daffodil Meadow and River of Gold.

During the Summer, walk along the shady paths to the Sundial and Centenary Gardens. Discover the Herbaceous Borders near the house and the newly planted Iris Garden. Or take a stroll along the River Walk and watch the boats on the Beaulieu River.

Autumn’s arrival at Exbury is celebrated with the vibrant red and orange of the acers and the National Plant Collection of nyssa trees.

Don’t miss the Dragonfly Pond which was opened by naturalist and broadcaster Nick Baker on 17th July 2021. It has been designated a Dragonfly Hotspot by the British Dragonfly Society.

If you have time, take a ride on the Steam Railway – you’ll need to buy a separate ticket.

Exbury remains in the Rothschild’s family.








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Address: Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1AZ View map Phone: 02380 891203 Length of visit: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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