Furzey Gardens is a tranquil woodland garden in the New Forest, celebrating its centenary in 2022.

Our tea rooms and toilets are shut from 1 November to 18 February, but we are open every day for garden-only visits – there is no need to book.

Every time you visit you are helping us to provide support and work experience for people with learning disabilities.

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As we had into our centenary year and get ready to As we had into our centenary year and get ready to reopen for February half term, our Head Gardener shares his thoughts for the exciting year ahead. 

https://www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/charity/blogs/head-gardeners-monthly-blog-january/
This week for our #centenarysunday post we thought This week for our #centenarysunday post we thought we would share another image from our archive. We have a number of photographs which were taken  in the 1920s and 30s by the original owner, Bay Dalrymple. 

At this time there were large rockeries which housed quite an extensive collection of alpine plants including saxifrages. There were also lots of primula and in this image of the cascades you can see Primula denticulata, the drumstick primula. 

Whilst the cascades remain in the garden this morning, most of the rockery was removed from Furzey Gardens in the 1950s.

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As we prepare for our centenary year, we excited t As we prepare for our centenary year, we excited to share with you more information about the early days of Furzey Gardens. 

The gardens were owned and created by Bertram (Bay) Dalrymple and were first opened to the public in the 1930s.

Visitors to Furzey at this time would have enjoyed a garden full of beautiful heathers, primula and a large collection of trees and shrubs introduced from seeds from exotic places gathered by the early 20th Century plant hunters. These included camelias, rhododendrons, azleas and cornus. 

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2022 is a special year for Furzey Gardens as we ce 2022 is a special year for Furzey Gardens as we celebrate 100 years since the gardens were first planted by the Dalrymple family as an informal woodland garden.

Over the coming weeks we will be sharing some of our history with you. We hope you enjoy them and learn something new about Furzey Gardens. 

Initial planting in the gardens consisted primarily of bulbs like narcissus. Throughout the 1920's and 1930's shrubs and trees were introduced into the garden - plenty of which can still be enjoyed today. 

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January days can seem bleak with lots of cold and January days can seem bleak with lots of cold and rainy weather, so we thought we would try to brighten your day with some floral sights to look forward to over the coming months. 

First up are the wonderful spring colours that pop up as the  gardens awake from their winter slumber. Early spring sees the arrival of many different varieties of daffodils around the garden.  Some of which are naturalised in lawn areas such as Narcissus cyclameneus, along with snowdrops and crocus.

Look out for more of our floral highlights over the coming weeks. 

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Join in with our Christmas raffle to be in with th Join in with our Christmas raffle to be in with the chance of winning some great prizes whilst supporting people with learning disabilities. 

Up for grabs are a two night break with dinner for two – (Red Letter Day Experience voucher), Bose Speaker and an Android Tablet.

Kindly supported by Veolia, the raffle runs until 10 January.

Money raised will help Minstead Trust to keep supporting people with learning disabilities to live more independent lives. 

https://www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/charity/appeals/christmas-raffle/
Have you bought your Christmas raffle tickets yet? Have you bought your Christmas raffle tickets yet? 

There is still time to buy your tickets to be in with the chance of winning some great prizes whilst supporting people with learning disabilities. 

Prizes are:

Two night break with dinner for two – (Red Letter Day Experience voucher)
Bose Speaker
Android Tablet

Kindly supported by Veolia, the raffle runs until 10 January and your support will mean a great deal for our work.

https://www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/charity/appeals/christmas-raffle/
Happy Christmas! Happy Christmas!
Great place to visit, took grandchildren for a fairy house search. Brilliant gardens. Great cafe food exceptional. Worthy charity go visit
Barney B
Visitor
Small & Perfectly Formed with Excellent Cake! It's great fun trying to spot all the fairy doors. The cafe is wonderful with plenty of seating.
Celestine
Visitor
Really friendly atmosphere... nice and reasonably priced coffee and cake. Gardens a delight to wander round.
Peter Rudd
Visitor