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Furzey Gardens is an informal woodland garden nestled in a tranquil New Forest setting, full of dozens of fairy doors to enchant visitors of all ages. Furzey Gardens is now open to visitors.
The garden is well known for its riotous spring colour and stunning autumn leaves, as well as its charming thatched tea rooms serving drinks, cakes and light snacks.
The peaceful 10 acre woodland gardens includes dozens of fairy doors, play area, lake with duck house, 16th century thatched cottage (currently closed), recreated gold medal winning RHS Chelsea show garden, tea rooms (takeaway only) and plant sales.
The thatched tea rooms are free to enter and are the perfect place to meet with friends whatever the weather and enjoy the views from the covered terrace.
The gardens are run by local charity Minstead Trust, providing training and work experience in an inspirational setting where people with learning disabilities can learn new skills in horticulture and hospitality.
Coronavirus - we are adhering strictly to government guidance. There is a new entrance and one way system in place to aid social distancing and the tea rooms are takeaway only. Some areas of the gardens are closed or have capacity limits.
Furzey Gardens through the seasons
Spring - the garden starts the year with a display with thousands of crocus, daffodils and bluebells, soon followed by our renowned collection of azaleas and rhododendrons, including rare species from the pre-hybridisation era. Drifts of primulas lead to quiet scented glades full of ferns and foxgloves and the sound of insects busy collecting nectar. In the spring the air is heavy with scent from rhododendron luteum, viburnum carlcephalum and osmanthus delaveyi.
Summer - there are large herbaceous plantings around the cottage garden and many other borders which carry the colour and scent on through the season, as well as a range of summer flowering shrubs.
Autumn - this season is a blaze of colour. Particularly outstanding are our collections of maples, liquidamber and sorbus.
Winter - the collection of heathers at Furzey provides bloom through the colder months and the erica x darleyensis Furzey, which originated in this garden, is now accepted worldwide as one of the best winter-flowering hybrids.
Furzey Gardens is now open to visitors. All visitors will need to book their ticket online in advance of their visit at www.furzey-gardens.org. Entrance to Furzey Gardens is by donation, suggested amounts:
Children (ages 4-16): £4.50
Children under 4: free
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children): £24
Disabled visitor and helper: free
Furzey Gardens members have free access throughout the year. Visit three times and you will have covered your membership donation.
We are proud to be an RHS Partner Garden. RHS members are entitled to free access on a Wednesday (one member only).
|Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Season (29 Mar 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 15:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 15:00|
* Pre booking essential
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