Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life? Well, the beautiful gardens within the New Forest are an excellent idea to bring your children on a relaxing day out. If you’re not too sure on where to visit, here’s a little bit of info on two of the Forest’s fantastic gardens:

 

Chilled out Tranquillity at Furzey

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Located in Minstead, Hampshire, Furzey Gardens is described as ‘a haven of peace and tranquillity in the heart of the New Forest’. Renowned for its all year round beauty, Furzey is definitely a great place to take the family if you’re looking for a relaxing day out.If you consider yourself green fingered, the on-site gift shop stocks an attractive range of gardening items that you won’t find at your local chain of hardware stores. There’s also a wide selection of handmade gifts, jewellery and homeware.Being an RHS Chelsea Gold award winner, the gardens have breathtakingly beautiful flowers all year round. If you’re visiting in the summer, you’ll get to see the genistas and the South African eucryphia and witness the vibrant flowers that they produce.

Magical sights at Exbury

Exbury Gardens in the New Forest, Hampshire really does look like something out of a fairytale. The spectacular combination of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias makes it a 200 acre paradise on Earth.As an added bonus, you’ll get to experience the steam railway train. It is a wonderful and evocative way to see the gardens.In addition to being taken around the gardens to witness all of its character and texture, you will enjoy spotting a number of woodland creatures on the way. Deer, rabbits, squirrels foxes and frogs are all native to Exbury Gardens. Children love seeing which animals they can spot along the way!For more information on the gardens and other outdoor activities in the New Forest, please click here.