**Thursday 18 July – limited tea room service available from 12pm – cold drinks and ice creams only. The tea rooms will be closed from 2pm.**

Furzey Gardens is a beautiful 12 acre garden full of rare plants, winding paths to explore and over 40 fairy doors to find.

It is also a social enterprise which provides training and work experience for people with learning disabilities.

The gardens are open seven days a week, 10am – 5pm. The garden gates will be locked 30 minutes after closing.


Key information to plan your visit to Furzey Gardens

  • Do I need to pre-book my tickets online?

    Pre-booking is essential from 20 July – 1 September.

    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.

  • Suggested ticket donations and 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.

    • Adults £9
    • Children (ages 5-16) £5
    • Family (Two adults, up to three children) £25
    • Under 5’s FREE
    • Disabled visitor and helpers FREE

    Book your visit online here

    On the gate:

    • Adults £10
    • Children (ages 5-16) £6
    • Family (Two adults, up to three children) £27
    • Children under 5 are FREE
    • Disabled visitor and helpers FREE

    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.

  • Opening hours

    Garden opening

    The gardens are open seven days a week, 10am – 5pm. The garden gates will be locked 30 minutes after closing.

  • When can I visit the gardens?

    Furzey Gardens is open to the public seven days a week, 10am – 5pm. 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.

  • Is there a map of Furzey Gardens?

    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.


  • Accessibility at Furzey Gardens

    Furzey Gardens is on a hill and the informal woodland paths and gradients mean that parts of that the garden are not wheelchair accessible

    Our informal garden paths are narrow, twisting. steep in places and can be slippery. We do have an easier path route if you have difficulty walking or use a mobility device. However even this route will not be suitable for some wheelchair users or some with mobility issues and requires the utmost care by all users.

  • Are dogs allowed at Furzey Gardens?

    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.

  • Where to find us

    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.

    Google Maps link

    Email: furzey.manager@furzey-gardens.org

    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 available when tea rooms open

    Toilets are available for visitors to use when the tea rooms are open.

  • Parking

    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.

  • Refreshments

    The tea rooms are open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm 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.

  • No glitter

    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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Kay StobbartKay Stobbart
14:51 27 Sep 22
A great little garden. We loved that it was for a good cause so although our visit wasn't long we were happy to pay £8.50 each for entry. There's a map of the garden which I'd encourage everyone to follow.We saw alpacas in the field and a play area for children. The fairy house's make a great addition for small ones.The cafe staff were helpful and very friendly.We had scones which unfortunately crumbled when trying to spread the butter. Our error we should have chosen a slice of the fabulous cakes on display instead.I adored the thatched cottage and garden so pretty.The beautiful leaves that were made for the Chelsea flower show were stunning. I would have brought several had there been some to purchase.
Steve PalmerSteve Palmer
09:32 22 May 22
This was an impromptu visit with my parents.We have never been to Furzey Gardens before but will definitely be returning. The Gardens are beautiful, the variety of colours was amazing. My hobby is bonsai so to see all the beautiful trees in colour was great. If you are looking for something to do in the New Forest I highly recommend a visit there is great involvement for the kids as well with play areas and hunt for fairy doors. Plenty of space and provision to have a picnic.The team at Furzey should be very proud 🙂
Michael HarwoodMichael Harwood
23:03 18 Apr 22
Great place to go with young kids who might love to find all the fairy houses and things. At least 45 to find with multiple doors on some. Lovely beautiful flowers in the huge garden that is like a maze in parts. Great wooden climbing and play area, and wooden tree house and fairy huts to go in. Nice cafe too. Can spend 3 or 4 hours exploring every path and looking for every possible fairly house. New field at the bottom opening soon too so will definitely go back to explore again soon.
Fatima AFatima A
05:32 13 Apr 22
This place is lovely.. At moment its so colourful with all beautiful flowers blooming. I enjoyed walking around, listening to the sound of the birds. There's a nice little coffee shop. The gardens are well maintained. Highly recommended.
James LatterJames Latter
21:19 03 Feb 22
Lovely garden to visit at any time of the year, unique buildings are visible as you walk around the gardens. Great fun for kids as there small fairy houses to search for. A tearoom is also available but are closed during the winter periodA great day out for the whole family, highly recommend

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