Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Pond
  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Sculpture
  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Pond
  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Sculpture

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey

SO51 0QA

A garden paradise for every occasion

These world famous 180 acre gardens offer breath taking beauty and tranquillity whatever the seaason. Come and be amazed by the Centenary Boarder, the largest in the country, or visit the Winter Garden.

Established in 1953 by distinguished plantsman Sir Harold Hillier, the magnificent collection of over 42,000 plants from temperate regions around the world are set within 180 acres. Open all year, the Gardens display stunning range of gardens and plants including 12 National Plant Collections, a Gurkha Memorial Garden, Pond and Bog Garden, one of the largest Winter Gardens in Europe, and Children’s Education Garden which was opened in 2006 by Sir David Attenborough.

There is something for all, with children's play features; a tree house, wobbly bridge and flying carpet. We host exciting events and exhibitions all year round including the popular Art in the Garden.

  • Wheelchair accessible - the gardens contain a series of all-ability paths
  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby change facilities
  • Wheelchairs available free of charge
  • Motorised scooters available for £3.95 for 3 hours
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs welcome
  • Disabled parking available


  • April–October: 10am–6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • November–March: 10am–5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Open all year (except Christmas and Boxing Day)
Under 16s Free
Adult £9.30*
Concession £8.40 (Seniors, job seekers, full-time students & people with disabilities)
Groups (10+) £7.50 per person
Guided Tours £60 standard

*Become a Gift Aid Visitor. Admission includes a voluntary donation to enable us to conserve, develop and exhibit our world renowned Gardens and plant collection. Standard entry prices Adults £8.45, Concessions £7.60

Groups must be booked in advance, see the website for more details.


The gardens are situated between the villages of Ampfield and Braishfield, 2 miles north-east of Romsey. They are signposted from Romsey, on the A3090 on Winchester to Romsey road and the A3057 Stockbridge to Romsey road.

Pubic transport

By rail/bus – the nearest bus and rail links are in Romsey.

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