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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

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Wobbly bridge

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  • Tree House
  • Magnolias framing Jermyns House
  • Wobbly bridge
  • The border
  • The border

Contact Info

Jermyns Lane
SO51 0QA
Tel: +44 01794 369318
Fax: +44 01794 368027


Visit the Centenary Border, with the length of Tower Bridge, it is one of the biggest double borders in the country. Around 30,000 plants have been planted and with new paving installed, it will be accessible all year.

Discover the beauty and inspiration at the gardens, woodlands and walks of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
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.

Events and exhibitions all year round, including annual Art In the Garden sculpture exhibition featuring 100 sculptures displayed around the Gardens from May to October.

Children will enjoy the Tree House as well as the bamboo tunnel, wobbly bridge and flying carpet swing.

Opening Times

Summer 01/04/2014 - 31/10/2014

Day Opening Times
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Winter 01/11/2014 - 31/03/2015

Day Opening Times
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

* Open all year (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

Tickets information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff*
Adult Ticket£8.25 per ticket
Concession Ticket£7.15 per ticket
Groups (10+) - per person£6.95 per ticket
Under 17sfree

Price includes a voluntary donation to enable us to conserve, develop and exhibit our world renowned Gardens and plant collection - please become a Gift Aid Visitor today! (Prices are subject to change)

Road Directions

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.

Public Transport Directions

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


Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles


  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2-4 hours or more.
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Min group size - 10.
  • Visa

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Information Point
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

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