Last updated on 26 March 09

Furzey Gardens

  4.6/5 (7 ratings)

Gardenvisit Editorial

A sixteenth century cottage with a twentieth century heathland and woodland garden, in the New Forest, concentrating on flowering shrubs and bulbs. It was made by Hugh Dalrymple.

Head Gardener's Comment

Set in the heart of the New Forest at Minstead these delightful Gardens were established in 1922 and are renowned for their all year round beauty.

Enjoy the lake, heather garden and fernery, a host of Summer and Winter flowering shrubs and trees of botanical interest, including extensive collections of Rhododendrons and azaleas.

Plants of Note

Rhododendrons and azaleas

Address - School Lane, Minstead, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England, SO43 7GL
Opening times - All year. Daily, except 25th and 26th December. Open 10am to 5pm, or dusk.
Admission - see website or contact gardens
Website - Visit the Furzey Gardens website

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Reviews and Comments

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  • over 2 years ago Lesley Roberts said

    Just love it - lovely relaxing garden and the cottage is brilliant. Not overdone!!!

    (5.0/5)
  • over 2 years ago Anonymous said

    I love furzey gardens to see more of the furzey fairies.To see more of their adventures go to www.tinydoors.com

    (5.0/5)
  • about 3 years ago Christina and Kenny Dono said

    My husband and i visited Furzey Gardens for the first time last week March 30th and we were amazed as to how beautiful the gardens were, we had a nice pot of tea and some scones and fresh cream in the nice friendly cafe, the staff were so helpful.

    We are from London but we were staying in the Prioy Hotel in Wareham for a few days. We just drove up for the day to see some of the Forest and Gardens we took a long walk and we did manage to see a deer and some robins which was a real delight. It's really nice to see the wild horses still surviving in the forest.
    We took many photos and we will share these with our friends and hopefully we can persuade them to visit. We will be back as we loved it very much.

    (5.0/5)
  • about 3 years ago Christina and Kenny Dono said

    My husband and i visited Furzey Gardens for the first time last week March 30th and we were amazed as to how beautiful the gardens were, we had a nice pot of tea and some scones and fresh cream in the nice friendly cafe, the staff were so helpful.

    We are from London but we were staying in the Prioy Hotel in Wareham for a few days. We just drove up for the day to see some of the Forest and Gardens we took a long walk and we did manage to see a deer and some robins which was a real delight. It's really nice to see the wild horses still surviving in the forest.
    We took manu photos and we will share these with our friends and hopefully we can persuade them to visit. We will be back as we loved it very much.

    (5.0/5)
  • over 3 years ago Keri said

    I absolutely love Furzey Gardens. My family and I have annual membership and go whenever we can. they are beautiful and there's always something new to find. My daughters especially love the play area and all of the fairy houses.

    I'm particularly excited that Furzey Gardens is going to host some creative writing classes starting in October 2010.

    (5.0/5)

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