Exbury Gardens opens to the public as gardens begin to reopen
The garden is one of several looking to open soon with social distancing measures in place
Exbury Gardens has announced it will be opening to the public from Saturday 30 May.
The news comes as many gardens prepare to open after lockdown following new guidance from the government.
Exbury plans to open with special social distancing measures in place and will have a daily limit of 500 people, with time slots for entering the garden.
The garden stretches 200 acres and was recently featured as part of the Gardens Illustrated Virtual Tour series.
Lionel de Rothschild, chairman of Exbury Gardens Trust, said: “We have 200 acres of space at Exbury filled with the most beautiful plants and trees that look absolutely spectacular at the start of the summer, and we’re so looking forward to sharing it with our visitors again.
There’s lots of room to roam and experience nature at its best, and we’re putting special protective measures in place to keep everyone safe.”
Government advice that gardens could open came a week ago, when a notice was posted on Defra's website. There is speculation that other national gardens, including National Trust and RHS gardens, will also open from early June.
Discover more about Exbury in our virtual garden tour.
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