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  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • New Forest Tourism Association
  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Gardening Event, Mon 20 Mar - Wed 5 Apr 2017

VISITENGLAND QUALITY ASSURED VISITOR ATTRACTION, NF TOURISM ASSOC, HISTORIC HOUSES ASSOC FRIENDS

Visit Exbury Gardens in the New Forest today.

Visit Exbury Gardens in the New Forest today.

Details

The UK’s pre-eminent collection of Lachenalias (the ‘leopard lily’) will be on display in the Five Arrows Gallery for visitors to enjoy when the gardens open. Lachenalias represent one of the fastest-growing collector plants in the country. The Genus is full of interest, with 133 (and counting!) species offering a variety of colour during the dull winter months. Their size makes them the ideal plant for a kitchen pot, windowsill or conservatory, and they have an exceptionally long flowering season. Exbury’s first Lachenalias will traditionally flower in October, and the last as late as May.

The Exbury Lachenalia Collection is ever-expanding, with visits to South Africa and collection of seed showing positive results some five years after planting. Donations from private enthusiasts are also a regular occurrence. All the Lachenalias displayed at the exhibition are fully labelled, with visitors able to order bulbs if they would like to. These are sent during the dormant summer months; July is generally recognised as the best month for planting.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Buggies available to transport visitors to areas of the garden. Tea Rooms and seasonal Tea Garden. Toilets. Steam railway accessible for wheelchairs. Free wheelchair loan service.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 20 Mar - Wed 5 Apr 2017 10:00

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 20 Mar - Wed 5 Apr Lachenalia Exhibition
Sun 9 Apr - Sun 11 Jun Four Seasons Art Exhibition
Mon 10 - Sat 22 Apr Easter at Exbury
Sun 23 Apr Devoted To Dogs Day

Address

Summer Lane,
Exbury,
Near Beaulieu,
SO45 1AZ

Location

Directions

See location of Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SU 418001  Lat: 50.79950 Long: -1.40760

Junction 2, M27 West, follow A326 to Fawley over series of roundabouts. At 7th roundabout follow signs to Exbury.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Buggies available to transport visitors to areas of the garden. Tea Rooms and seasonal Tea Garden. Toilets. Steam railway accessible for wheelchairs. Free wheelchair loan service.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • Full accessibility statement is available to view at www.exbury.co.uk