Furzey gardens visit for families

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She recently went on a family visit to Furzey Gardens in the New Forest for a family day out.  Let us know if you go!

Furzey Gardens is a woodland garden in the New Forest, which this year, celebrated its centenary. It’s  run by Minstead Trust – a charity that supports people with learning disabilities, helping them learn new skills and gain greater independence. They action this by providing employment to them in garden maintenance and serving in the tea rooms.

The site is great for families, walkers, cyclists or garden enthusiasts. There are many routes to take, both short and long. There are play areas for children and hidden fairy doors for them to discover around the gardens. Both the main trail and gardens are accessible.

There is also a thatched tea rooms with a large lawn where you can enjoy tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches – or a cream tea for a real treat. Anyone who arrives on foot or bike gets 10% off in the tea rooms.

The suggested donation for an adult is £8, however, you can also get an annual membership for £23. The donations go directly to help Minstead’s charity work.

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