Furzey Gardens is open – book your ticket.

We are open daily until 1 November and then Fri-Sun until 29 November.

All visitors (including members) must pre-book a time slot for a garden visit, but you can drop into our plant sales area – just leave details for track and trace.

There will be no paper maps available, please download your map here before you visit.

Read our frequently asked questions about the changes we have made to stay safe during coronavirus.

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 are open seven days a week until 1 November with three bookable slots each day; 10am – 12pm, 12-2pm and 2-4pm.

    We will then be open Friday to Sunday from 6 to 29 November.

    Please arrive within your booked slot, you then have as long as you like to enjoy the gardens.

    The tea rooms are open every day from 10am to 5pm serving sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold drinks.

  • Maximum group size: six people

    The maximum group size for a visit to Furzey is six people, in line with government guidelines. Larger groups will be asked to leave.

  • 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

    Toilets are available for visitors to use.

    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.

  • 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 every day from 10am to 5pm serving sandwiches, cakes and hot and cold drinks.

    The tea rooms also 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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