Monday, 10 October 2016

Travel Come Rain Come Shine to Exbury Gardens

Soon these beautiful gardens in the New Forest will be closed for the Winter.   Said to be one of the finest woodland gardens in the country and a great way to spend a day. 

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, situated in Beaulieu in the New Forest.
Over 20 miles of pathways and 200 acres of gardens I had no time to spare on this October afternoon if I was going to even get round half way.  

You could easily while away a day here and come back tomorrow for more!

First and foremost some OCTOBER information for you.

Become a member/Friend of Exbury in October and save a massive 25% on annual membership.

Which means prices for October 2016 are:
  • Individual  £38.00 in October
  • Joint £76.00 in October
  • Family £86.00 in October
  • (all above include voluntary gift aid) and prices are correct at time of going to press
OPENING TIMES are from March to beginning of November 10am - 6pm

Whatever time of year you can be sure of a garden to delight all your senses.  And I love to find the odd surprise.  Let's go discover.

This is just a taster .... and
Hello Autumn - color in abundance!
There is a full programme of exhibitions on here.  Currently the Nerine Exhibition first developed by Lionel de Rothchild in 1920's.  This runs until 6th November.
And the a foreboding sky ...
Time for me to run for cover ....
and conveniently .....
Tea and cake!
Run for cover!
Just in time too!  But you see there is always somewhere undercover for these downpours.
I found another place under cover in the Sundial Garden.
 Under the shade of the Wistaria, which, by the way, is absolutely wonderful when in bloom and a must see!  It puts on its very own show.
Even in the rain this little bee was working his hardest!
Now remember you still have time to visit....come rain, come shine
 and you may be able to solve the mystery of the headless gardener .... ouch!

Staying longer than a day?  Why not try The Montagu Arms Hotel a beautiful Country House Hotel in Beaulieu.  Be warned ... you may not be able to drag yourself away.

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