Due to limited car parking we are asking all visitors, including members, to pre-book their visits to help us manage our staffing, capacity and car park.
Afternoons at Furzey Gardens are generally quieter and some walk-ins may be allowed, however on peak sunny days you may still be turned away without a booking.
Entrance is by suggested donation. To visit the gardens this year all visitors should pre-book their visit online prior to visiting, which helps us to manage our capacity, staffing and also our car park.
Suggested ticket donations for winter season
6 November – 10 February:
On the gate:
Your visit will support our work with people with learning disabilities who help to maintain the gardens. If you wish to pay an alternative donation to enter Furzey Gardens you may do so at the the entrance gate.
Furzey Gardens Members have free access to the gardens, during our opening times, throughout the year. Visit three times and you will already have covered your membership donation – join here.
We are currently accepting 2 for 1 offers on RHS members, BBC Gardeners World Magazine, Guests of New Forest Hotels, Go New Forest Card and My VIP card. These offers apply to entrance on a Monday – Thursday only.
From Monday 6 November – up to and including Saturday 23 December the gardens and tea rooms will be open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 3.30pm. We will be closed on Mondays.
We will be closed for a short winter break from Monday 24 December – Wednesday 17 January (inclusive).
From Thursday 18 January – Saturday 10 February 2024, the gardens and tea rooms will be open from 11am – 3.30pm.
From Monday 6 November the gardens will be open 11am -4pm. Outside these times the garden gates will be locked.
Furzey Gardens is only open to the public 11am – 4pm during the winter season. Outside these times the gates to the gardens will be locked and there will be no public admission to the gardens unless by prior arrangement.
There are paper maps available when you arrive at Furzey Gardens as well as a large map to view at the entrance. You can also download a map here to use on your visit.
Sadly only assistance dogs are allowed to come into the gardens during the summer months.
Dogs allowed in gardens during winter months
From 1 November – 29 February, we will be introducing a trial to allow dogs to Furzey Gardens during our quieter months. Dog owners are kindly requested to clear up after their dog, using the bins provided. Dog waste bins are are located near the entrance. Dogs should be kept on a short lead at all times, no extendable leads. Badly behaved dogs and their owners will be asked to leave should we feel it necessary. Dogs are not allow in the tea rooms.
Get off the beaten track and find this hidden gem at:
Furzey Gardens, School Lane. Minstead, near Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7GL
Please be aware that one of the main brown tourist signs is currently missing along the main A337 to Lyndhurst.
Tel: 023 8081 2464
We are nestled in the heart of the New Forest where there are free roaming animals so please drive carefully and pass around them slow and wide, for more information please see the New Forest Code.
Toilets are available for visitors to use when the tea rooms are open.
There is limited parking available at Furzey Gardens. We do not own the car park adjacent to the gardens but are grateful that it can be used for our visitors. However, during school holidays the car park can quickly become full and parking is not available in the immediate vicinity due to narrow lanes, farm access and out of consideration for our neighbours.
We apologise for any inconvenience you may experience.
The tea rooms are open Tuesday – Sunday from 11am to 3.30pm serving light lunches, cakes and a selection of hot and cold drinks. For seasonal open times please see open hours above.
The tea rooms provide training and work experience for people with learning disabilities. Thank you for your custom, which supports this work.
Please do not scatter glitter or leave things at the fairy doors or anywhere in the garden.
Glitter harms this special natural place and has no place in the gardens. If your children wish to scatter something for the fairies, they kindly ask that you use our special non-germinating bird food, just ask our meeting and greeter on entry to the gardens.
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