Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, Exbury
(4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
The 81-hectare (200-acre) Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway is famous for its collection of colorful flowers, rare trees, rock gardens, exotic fruits, and wildlife. Take a scenic stroll through the many pathways that weave through the award-winning gardens, or sit back and relax on a chauffeur-driven buggy. Hop aboard the steam train and pass some sections of the gardens that can only be seen from the railroad. Children will enjoy spotting a number of woodland moss animals. A cafe and gift shop are located at the entrance to the garden, and in the summer months there is a small cafe in the grounds. Wear durable shoes, as the pathways change from pavement to gravel and dirt throughout the gardens. Put Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Exbury family vacation planner.
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  • We come to the gardens every year in either the spring or Autumn for the lovely woodland displays of colours. The train ride is quite quirky and a must. The trail maps are easy to follow and every thi...  more »
  • Wonderful for autumn colours but I was worried that my sister with limited mobility would only be able to enjoy a little of it. No problem! The steam train was packed with Halloween children but for u...  more »
  • We had an enjoyable day walking for 2 hours the landscape and the colour of the trees are stunning also being well path it was all an enjoyable walk 
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  • Fantastic gardens and lots of lovely walks. The azalea bank in spring is amazing. However, quite expensive for what it is and then you have to pay extra to go on the mini steam train, which in itself is expensive for what it is
  • It may seem a bit steep on the price but it's well worth the visit ...a massive garden with different areas throughout...well kept and something to offer in all the seasons.
  • What a poor experience. Finally arrived at 3:30PM after visiting Bucklers Hard. As a steam buff was hoping to ride the well publicized railway. No chance as last train left at 3:00 PM although gardens opened until 4:30PM in September. Trains are only one per hour anyway on a short 1.25 mile track. Not good for kids. Wife says gardens should be renamed "Woodland Gardens" as very little to see in September and long way to walk unless you catch the people mover over the site at more great expense. I did not go in and stayed in the cafe in disgust. Very poor value. Do not go unless you like Rhododendrons when they bloom once a year.
  • Amazing gardens. Could spend hours wandering around. Cafe does great scones.
  • Beautiful place to visit..gorgeous walks..there's also a cafe & train which goes round the gardens