Furzey Gardens is closed for winter, reopening on 13 February.

Read our frequently asked questions about the changes we have made to stay safe during coronavirus. To help you social distance even more easily during lockdown we have reduced our capacity so early booking is advised.

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

Key information to plan your visit to Furzey Gardens

  • Suggested ticket donations and booking

    Entrance is by suggested donation and all visitors must pre-book a slot online to help us manage our capacity and aid social distancing. You do not need to print your ticket, just bring the booking confirmation on your phone. No tickets are on sale on the door. Tickets are released two weeks in advance, with a new batch released each Wednesday.

    The suggested ticket donations are:

    • Adults £8
    • Children (ages 5-16) £4.50
    • Children under 5 are FREE
    • Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £24
    • Disabled visitor and helper FREE

    Your visit will support our work with people with learning disabilities who help to maintain the gardens.

    Furzey Gardens Members have free access to the gardens 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, Yeo Valley tokens, Go New Forest Card and My VIP card. These offers apply to entrance on a Wednesday only.

  • Opening hours

    The gardens and tea rooms are currently closed for their winter break. We will reopen on Saturday 13 February.

    Entrance is by suggested donation and all visitors must pre-book a slot online to help us manage our capacity and aid social distancing.

    You can book to arrive in one of three slots:

    • 10am to 11.30am
    • 11.30am to 1pm
    • After 1pm

    You can then stay in the gardens for as long as you like.

  • Group sizes

    Visitors must stick to Government rules on group sizes, you can visit with people you live with or with your support bubble. Individuals can visit with one other adult plus any children under the age of 13.

    Social distancing must be maintained at all times.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Google Maps link

    Email: furzey.manager@furzey-gardens.org

    Tel: 023 8081 2464

  • Toilets available when tea rooms open

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

    Please limit your use of the toilet facilities. As you will appreciate, toilets are a significant risk in transmission of the virus and although we will have a regular cleaning schedule in place, we are not able to clean the toilets after every use so it is for the safety of our visitors that we are trying to limit their usage.

    The toilets and tea rooms are open at weekends in November from 10am to 4pm.

  • 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 suggest that you do not arrive at the very start of your slot, to allow you to park and enter the gardens easily while maintaining social distance.

    Please try and park a car’s width from other cars where at all possible to aid social distancing.

    We apologise for any inconvenience you may experience.

  • Refreshments

    The tea rooms are open at weekends from 10am to 4pm.

    The tea rooms provide training and work experience for people with learning disabilities. Thank you for your custom, which supports this work.

  • No dogs

    Sadly only assistance dogs are allowed to come into the gardens.

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Furzey cottage in the autumn Wisteria Walkway at Furzey Gardens Children running across bridge at Furzey Gardens Afternoon tea on the terrace at Furzey Gardens Play area at Furzey Gardens Firefly cottage at Furzey Gardens Furzey tea rooms soup

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