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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Jermyns Lane
Ampfield
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 0QA

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Opening Times

Open New Year
Summer (1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*
Winter (1 Nov 2020 - 31 Mar 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Last entry 1 hour before closing. Open all year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Map & Directions

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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.

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Events

Saturday, 28th March 2020 - Monday, 20th April 2020

Easter Family Trail at Sir Harold Hillier GardensEaster Family Trail at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThe Easter Bunny has left a trail of clues and fun around Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Follow the self guided trail and receive a prize.
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Wednesday, 1st April 2020 - Monday, 27th April 2020

Inspired by Nature at Sir Harold Hillier GardensInspired by Nature Art Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensStunning annual exhibition from duo Daphne Ellman SWA and Carolyne Viney BA Hons. Both artists are Inspired by Nature, encompassing diverse genres, differing surfaces and daily demonstrations which combine to create a truly distinctive, and not to be missed exhibition.
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Monday, 6th April 2020 - Monday, 6th April 2020

Family Bushcraft: Cook your Own Lunch at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFamily Bushcraft: Cook your Own Lunch at Sir Harold Hillier GardensUsing foraged plants to season your food, make and enjoy a sausage and a selection of savoury snacks around the fire.
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Tuesday, 7th April 2020 - Tuesday, 7th April 2020

Thursday, 9th April 2020 - Thursday, 9th April 2020

Tuesday, 14th April 2020 - Tuesday, 14th April 2020

Thursday, 16th April 2020 - Thursday, 16th April 2020

Tuesday, 26th May 2020 - Tuesday, 26th May 2020

Thursday, 28th May 2020 - Thursday, 28th May 2020

Pond Dipping at Sir Harold Hillier GardensPond Dipping at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWhat is lurking in Sir Harold Hillier Gardens' ponds? Join them for pond dipping and see what is in the Education Garden's ponds. Can you find diving beetles, nimble pond skaters and slimy snails?
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Friday, 10th April 2020 - Monday, 13th April 2020

Spring Flowers in Bloom Floral Display at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSpring Flowers in Bloom Floral Display at Sir Harold Hillier GardensEnjoy the delights and beauty of our magnificent Camellia and Magnolia collection as well as other beautiful spring flowers on display in Jermyn's House.
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Saturday, 11th April 2020 - Sunday, 12th April 2020

Ripening Strawberries Needlework Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensRipening Strawberries Needlework Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensIn this two day course, this charming image of ripening strawberries is worked in the Stumpwork technique. Padded areas are used to create the 3D effect with the fruit, flowers and leaves. The design is finished off with a touch of goldwork to create an appealing image for you to enjoy as summer…
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Wednesday, 15th April 2020 - Wednesday, 15th April 2020

Climb a Tree at Sir Harold Hillier GardensClimb a Tree at Sir Harold Hillier GardensHighly skilled and friendly instructors can help you reach new heights within an oak tree's canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, while being securely attached in a harness at all times.
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Thursday, 16th April 2020 - Thursday, 16th April 2020

Family Archaeology: Romans at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFamily Archaeology: Romans at Sir Harold Hillier GardensJoin Sir Harold Hillier Gardens at their purpose-built trench in the woods to get muddy and find hidden treasures from ages past. Be a detective and analyse your artefacts, find out what they are and what they were used for.
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Saturday, 18th April 2020 - Saturday, 18th April 2020

Spring Birds in Coloured Pencil Art Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArt Workshop: Capturing Convincing Trees and Foliage at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWorking in watercolours or acrylics and inspired by the rich diversity of Sir Harold Hillier Garden's native trees and foliage, Wendy Jelbert will be demonstrating many fascinating ways to capture their textures, making them look more natural, by understanding their diverse shapes, and helping to…
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Sunday, 19th April 2020 - Sunday, 19th April 2020

Art Workshop: Exploring Pen, Line and Wash Using Sepia Pens at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArt Workshop: Exploring Pen, Line and Wash Using Sepia Pens at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThis will be an essential and challenging course led by Paul Robinson RIBA, for those who wish to know more about pen, line and wash techniques.
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Saturday, 25th April 2020 - Saturday, 25th April 2020

Dawn Chorus Bird Walk with Breakfast at Sir Harold Hillier GardensDawn Chorus Bird Walk with Breakfast at Sir Harold Hillier GardensJoin Sir Harold Hillier Gardens to experience the birdsong at daybreak with local expert David Thelwell, followed by coffee and a bacon roll.
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Saturday, 25th April 2020 - Saturday, 25th April 2020

Garden Photography Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensGarden Photography Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLearn more about photography with local photographer Gordon Brown ARPS. Using the Gardens as a subject Gordon will take you through the basics of technique and composition.
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Thursday, 30th April 2020 - Thursday, 30th April 2020

Spring Flowers Guided Evening Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSpring Flowers Guided Evening Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCome for a fascinating seasonal guided evening tour of the Gardens led by Sir Harold Hillier Garden's horticultural expert. Return to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at Jermyn's House.
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Saturday, 2nd May 2020 - Saturday, 2nd May 2020

Gardeners' Breakfast and Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensGardeners' Breakfast and Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensEnjoy a home cooked breakfast including; juice, cereals, toast and tea or coffee. Learn gardening tips and chat to Sir Harold Hillier Garden's gardening expert.
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Saturday, 2nd May 2020 - Thursday, 28th May 2020

Photofusion Photography & Glass Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensPhotofusion Photography & Glass Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensTwo of the South's leading creatives, glassmaker Sue Tinkler and photographer Paul Sansome, return to present a visually stunning exhibition of photography and kiln-formed glass. This year features projects on birch trees and Hampshire's chalk streams as these two art forms harmonise to create an…
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Saturday, 9th May 2020 - Saturday, 9th May 2020

Art Workshop: Peony in Coloured Pencil at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArt Workshop: Peony in Coloured Pencil at Sir Harold Hillier GardensAn introduction to coloured pencils with professional artist Karen Coulson exploring the techniques required to complete a picture of a peony.
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Wednesday, 13th May 2020 - Sunday, 17th May 2020

National Vegetarian Week at Sir Harold Hillier GardensNational Vegetarian Week at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCelebrate National Vegetarian Week with a special two course lunch for two people with coffee at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
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Saturday, 16th May 2020 - Saturday, 16th May 2020

Falconry Experience Day at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFalconry Experience Day at Sir Harold Hillier GardensAn enchanting personal encounter learning about the differences between Hawks, Falcons and Owls at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Discover the ancient art of Falconry through practical handling sessions, outdoor flight experiences and personal interaction with the birds flying to your gloved fist.
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Saturday, 23rd May 2020 - Saturday, 23rd May 2020

Family Gurkha Day at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFamily Gurkha Day at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThis event has been held every year since 1998 and is timed to see the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron at its best. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens welcome you to experience this annual celebration with Traditional Nepalese music, dancing and a short remembrance service will take place at the…
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Monday, 25th May 2020 - Monday, 25th May 2020

Classic Vehicles in the Garden at Sir Harold Hillier GardensClassic Vehicles in the Garden at Sir Harold Hillier GardensA collection of classic vehicles owned by members of the Test Valley Motor Enthusiasts will be on display in Sir Harold Hillier Gardens this May Spring Bank Holiday. This friendly local Romsey club has been established for over 40 years.
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Tuesday, 26th May 2020 - Tuesday, 26th May 2020

Climb a Tree at Sir Harold Hillier GardensClimb a Tree at Sir Harold Hillier GardensHighly skilled and friendly instructors can help you* reach new heights within an oak tree's canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, while being securely attached in a harness at all times.
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Wednesday, 27th May 2020 - Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Family Meadow Meander at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFamily Meadow Meander at Sir Harold Hillier GardensDrop in between 1pm - 4pm Try something new! Explore Sir Harold Hillier Garden's meadows and learn about plants and animals there. What can you find?
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Thursday, 28th May 2020 - Thursday, 28th May 2020

Seasonal Evening Garden Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSeasonal Evening Garden Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensEnjoy this seasonal guided evening tour of Sir Harold Hillier Gardens led by our horticultural expert.
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Saturday, 30th May 2020 - Sunday, 14th June 2020

Art Exhibition: Off the Wall at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArt Exhibition: Off the Wall at Sir Harold Hillier GardensAn imaginative and vibrant mix of styles, subjects, abstracts, and traditional, evoking the drama and beauty of nature in all its moods and changing seasons. A variety of artists who are both authors, teachers and well-established painters. Sculpture, willow animals, glasswork, photographs and…
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Monday, 1st June 2020 - Monday, 1st June 2020

Prosecco Cream Tea at Sir Harold Hillier GardensProsecco Cream Tea at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCelebrate June and treat yourself to a delicious cream tea. Enjoy homemade scones with clotted cream and served with fresh New Forest strawberries. Accompanied with a chilled small bottle of Prosecco.
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Tuesday, 16th June 2020 - Monday, 29th June 2020

Art Exhibition: New Road Artists at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArt Exhibition: New Road Artists at Sir Harold Hillier GardensNew Road Artists: this group was first formed thirty years ago and is made up of artists from all over Hampshire. The work is contemporary, exciting and innovative. Members exhibit widely, both individually and as a group.
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Saturday, 20th June 2020 - Sunday, 21st June 2020

NAFAS Flower Show at Sir Harold Hillier GardensNAFAS Flower Show at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWessex & Jersey Area of NAFAS are delighted to be returning to the Gardens for our Area Flower Show in June 2020.
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Sunday, 21st June 2020 - Sunday, 21st June 2020

Have a Go Archery at Sir Harold Hillier GardensHave a Go Archery at Sir Harold Hillier GardensRomsey Archers are returning for another fun day of archery in Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Treat your dad and bring the whole family to Have a Go at archery. Any age from young to old can take part. Run by experienced coaches who are very keen to share their knowledge of this thrilling ancient…
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Thursday, 25th June 2020 - Thursday, 25th June 2020

Summer Evening Garden Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSummer Evening Garden Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCome for a fascinating seasonal guided evening tour of the Gardens led by Sir Harold Hillier Gardens horticultural expert. Return to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at Jermyn's House.
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Saturday, 27th June 2020 - Saturday, 27th June 2020

Giggles in the Gardens Evening Picnic at Sir Harold Hillier GardensGiggles in the Gardens Evening Picnic at Sir Harold Hillier GardensIt is back! The House of Comedy brings this entertaining evening of live stand-up comedy to Harold Hillier Gardens. Feel free to bring picnics, drinks etc. or make use of the on-site fabulous amenities.
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Sunday, 5th July 2020 - Sunday, 5th July 2020

Michelmersh Silver Band presents 'The Great Outdoors' at Sir Harold Hillier GardensMichelmersh Silver Band presents 'The Great Outdoors' at Sir Harold Hillier GardensBack by popular demand Hampshire's top brass band the Michelmersh Silver Band presents to you The Great Outdoors.
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Saturday, 11th July 2020 - Saturday, 11th July 2020

Last Night of the Proms Picnic Concert at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLast Night of the Proms Picnic Concert at Sir Harold Hillier GardensGala Concert of the Romsey Festival Bring your picnic, champagne and flag to enjoy the renowned Southampton Concert Orchestra in a Last Night of the Proms concert as part of the Romsey Festival 2020.
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.40 per ticket
Children 5 to 16 years£2.40 per ticket
Family 2 adults and 2 children£23.00 per ticket
Groups 10+ (Per Person)£9.00 per ticket
Over 60s, job seekers and full-time students£9.50 per ticket

Admission includes a voluntary donation to enable us to conserve, develop and exhibit our world renowned Gardens and plant collection. Children under 5 free. Prices are subject to change.

Facilities

Accessibility

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

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering Provided
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

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

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Meeting rooms
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    415
  • Very Good
    171
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • TimeOffWork
    Hampshire
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lovely walk all year round!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 2nd February 2020
    We are annual tickets holders and have certainly had value for money. The gardens are beautiful and it’s great to see the ever changing plants, trees etc through the year. The magnolias and... Read full review
  • shelleys524
    Chichester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Definitely worth a winter visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 9th February 2020
    Our first time here (despite using their garden centres!) was a lovely experience. The winter garden really does have some stunning sights. Discovered the fragrance from several Daphnes was amazing... Read full review
  • Ladylush33
    Petersfield, United Kingdom
    Lovely place
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 1st March 2020
    Wonderful trip today, camellias gorgeous, fantastic lunch in the cafe too. Easy and relaxing loads of space wonderful Read full review

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