Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is one of the most important modern plant collections in the world. Established in 1953 by the distinguished plantsman Sir Harold Hillier, the magnificent collection of over 42,000 plants from temperate regions around the world grows in a variety of superb themed landscapes set over 180 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside. Open throughout the year, every part of the Gardens offers beauty, inspiration and discovery whatever the season. A ú3.5 million Visitor & Education Pavilion with stylish licensed restaurant and gift shop offers fine views of the collection and surrounding countryside.
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is part of the following Editors' Picks:
"The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens look good all year round, but the Winter Garden, said to be the largest in Europe, is renowned worldwide. It contains more than 650 plants that are at their best between November and March – yes, there really are that many! A wander around the large beds and borders will inspire you to plant more winter beauties in your own garden."
"The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens pull off that rare feat of looking brilliant all year round. The gardens started life as an arboretum and the gardens have the highest number of ‘champion trees’ in Britain, many of which give fantastic autumn colour. There’s plenty to see around the gardens too, from shrubs such as oak-leafed hydrangeas, rare enkianthus and lipstick-pink nerines."
Information on The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens , Jermyns Lane , Ampfield , Romsey
|Opening Times:||All year ex 25 & 26 Dec, Daily Summer 10:00-18:00/dusk, Winter 10:00-17:00.|
|Admission:||Adult £8.25, Child (under 16) Free, Concessions £7.15.Group rates available.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||Situated between Ampfield and Braishfield, two miles north east of Romsey, signposted on white brown tourist signs.|
Coaches Welcome, Guided Tours (restrictions may apply), Many all-ability paths, mobility scooters for hire (please reserve prior to visit), wheelchairs available, Parking Availability, Plants for Sale, Tea Room, Restaurant
|Parkland / Woodland Acreage:||180|
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