M27, Junction 1; 5 minutes
Thurs-Sun 10am-3pm (Mid-Jan to mid-Feb)
Mon-Sun 10am-4pm (Mid-Feb to mid-Dec)
Tea-room closed mid-Dec to mid-Jan
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Stumbling across Furzey Gardens you really do feel like Mary in The Secret Garden. There's awe, there's delight... and there's a conflicting desire both to tell everyone at once and to keep this wonderful discovery all to yourself.
There are a play area and a serene lake, with myriad fairy doors scattered across the tranquil woodland. The thatched tea-room's terrace offers a slice of calm after such explorations. Enjoy a homemade cake or snack or ask about a picnic hamper - packed with New Forest Marque favourites - to unfold out in the woodland wilds.
The garden was first planted by the pioneering Dalrymple family. Discover the histories of its rare-breed plant hunters and don't miss the recreated RHS Chelsea show garden (there are plants for sale if you'd like to take a little bit of 'the Forest' home). The gardens are ticketed but the café is free to enjoy. For events and celebration bookings, contact the Minstead Trust directly.
School Lane, Minstead,
Tel - 02380 812464
Email - Send email to Furzey Gardens
Web - www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/furzey-gardens/
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