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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is home to 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 grow in a variety of superb themed landscapes set over 180-acres of rolling Hampshire countryside. This incredibly beautiful Garden is home to 14 National Plant Collections and over 400 champion trees. Every year the collection is added to with many plants from around the world. Open throughout the year, the Gardens offer four seasons of beauty, inspiration and discovery. Attractions include one of the largest Winter Gardens in Europe, Spring Walk, Magnolia Avenue, Rhododendron and Azalea woodland, Himalayan Valley, Gurkha Memorial Garden and the ‘Centenary Border': a specular 250 meter long, mixed double edge border, hosting over 30,000 plants in 800 varieties - and at 250 meters long is one of the longest in the county! The Visitor & Education Pavilion offers fine views of the collection and surrounding countryside and features; a stylish licensed restaurant for home-cooked meals, light refreshments and afternoon teas, open-air terrace & gift shop. There is also a full events programme, exhibitions, Victorian tea rooms*, open air concerts and workshops for all ages and interests all year round. *open subject to private functions

Top facilities

Parking Available

Disabled Access

Facilities & information


Child friendly

Art and sculpture

Guided tours

Gift shop


Children's play area

Free car parking (on site)


Electric Vehicle Charging


Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available




Tea Room

Picnic area

Extra info

Garden Acreage: 180

Nearest Train Station: Romsey

Nearest Railway Distance: 3

Open Times: All year ex 25 & 26 Dec, Daily Summer 10:00-18:00/dusk, Winter 10:00-17:00.

Price Details: Adult £11.60 Concessions £10.50 Group rates available. Membership starts from £36

Mastercard: Yes

Visa: Yes

Arrival information and directions


Address: Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire, RomseySO51 0QA, United Kingdom

Only 10 miles south of Winchester M3 Exit at junction 11 follow signs to Winchester then follow “The Hillier Gardens” brown signs on the A3090. M27 Exit at junction 2, follow signs to Romsey (A3090) and then follow “The Hillier Gardens” brown signs. FREE PARKING.

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