A postcard from… Exbury Gardens, New Forest (July 2014)

Images taken at Exbury Gardens. July 2014.

We had a great start to the summer holidays, with gorgeous weather and a fun day out at Exbury Gardens in the New Forest. We played hide and seek between the trees, hopped across stepping stones and admired the flowers.

We enjoyed the steam train ride and spotted lots of sculptures along the way. One of the highlights was the Sundial Garden, with so many colourful flowers attracting lots of butterflies and bees. The seat under the wisteria gave some welcome shade on a very hot day and we watched the children admire the flowers for a while.

Towards the end of the day we came back to the new play area just by the entrance, where the kids had fun on the slide, swing, climbing frame and playhouse. After all that playing we needed to cool down with cold drinks and ice lollies! Mr Eddy’s Tea Rooms were immaculately clean, light and airy.

We were really surprised how quiet the gardens were, considering it was such a sunny day in the school holidays. This may be because the ‘peak’ season for some of Exbury’s flowers has now passed, but it still makes a wonderful day out and I’d definitely recommend it.

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