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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
Winter (1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Summer (1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*

* 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

Wednesday, 27th November 2019 - Sunday, 5th January 2020

Winter Jewels Jewellery Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWinter Jewels Jewellery Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSir Harold Hillier Gardens are delighted to welcome the ACJ Wessex group of jewellers back again for their 8th Christmas contemporary jewellery selling exhibition.
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Saturday, 30th November 2019 - Sunday, 5th January 2020

The Snowman and the Snowdog Winter Trail at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThe Snowman and the Snowdog Winter Trail at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThis Christmas Sir Harold Hillier Gardens promise to bring you magic and snow (whatever the weather!). Inspired by Raymond Brigg's much-loved classic, this wonderful wintry adventure is suitable for children of all ages.
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Monday, 2nd December 2019 - Friday, 20th December 2019

Christmas Lunches at Sir Harold Hillier GardensChristmas Lunches at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFrom only £19.50p/p for two courses & coffee or £23.50p/p for three courses and coffee. For full details see Sir Harold Hillier Gardens website.
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Friday, 6th December 2019 - Saturday, 7th December 2019

Christmas Supper with Miscellany Theatre Group at Sir Harold Hillier GardensChristmas Supper with Miscellany Theatre Group at Sir Harold Hillier GardensChristmas Supper with seasonal entertainment from Miscellany Theatre Group.
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Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

Artful Christmas Weekend at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArtful Christmas Weekend at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThe Artful Christmas Weekend brings together a selection of talented artists and makers with a range of high quality arts and crafts in the beautiful setting of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Visitor Centre.
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Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

Winter Wonder Floral Display at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWinter Wonder Floral Display at Sir Harold Hillier GardensShowcasing striking bark and scented flowers, this display will be a welcoming sight in this colder month. Early bulbs will also feature in the display at the festively decorated Jermyn's House.
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Thursday, 12th December 2019 - Thursday, 12th December 2019

Christmas Door Wreath Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensChristmas Door Wreath Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensJoin Sir Harold Hillier Gardens' Head Gardener and learn how to produce a beautiful natural Christmas floral door wreath. A wide selection of unusual foliage, berries, fruits and unusual stems will be supplied fresh from the Gardens.
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Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Saturday, 14th December 2019

Christmas Chocolate Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensChristmas Chocolate Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensMake your own Christmas chocolates with Chocolate Craft. Run by professional chocolatiers, this is a perfect opportunity to make a handcrafted Christmas gift.
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Wednesday, 1st January 2020 - Wednesday, 1st January 2020

New Year's Day Guided Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensNew Year's Day Guided Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensAfter all the festivities, take time out to relax and get some fresh air in the beautiful Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. The garden's horticultural expert will take you on a tour that will last approx. 1 hour showing off the stem colour, foliage and hardy winter shrubs.
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Thursday, 2nd January 2020 - Friday, 31st January 2020

Pudding for a Pound at Sir Harold Hillier GardensPudding for a Pound at Sir Harold Hillier GardensTry a delicious homemade pudding for just £1 when purchasing a main course, served Monday to Friday in the Pavilion Restaurant.
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Saturday, 11th January 2020 - Saturday, 11th January 2020

Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy at Sir Harold Hillier GardensIntroduction to Traditional Calligraphy at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThis creative workshop will introduce you to the wonderful world of calligraphy. Learn how to use a nib and ink to write in beautiful lettering. With lots of demonstrations and warm up exercises you'll learn about letter forms and be writing letters and words in no time.
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Saturday, 11th January 2020 - Saturday, 11th January 2020

Trees in Winter Special Plant Walk at Sir Harold Hillier GardensTrees in Winter Special Plant Walk at Sir Harold Hillier GardensDiscover Sir Harold Hillier Gardens' amazing tree collection with Head Arborist Jon Hammerton. He will share the fascinating history of the garden's tree collection.
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Monday, 20th January 2020 - Sunday, 26th January 2020

Big Veggie Breakfast at Sir Harold Hillier GardensBig Veggie Breakfast at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCelebrate National Breakfast Week with a wholesome and healthy vegetarian alternative served in the Pavilion Restaurant.
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Saturday, 25th January 2020 - Saturday, 25th January 2020

Painting with Yarns at Sir Harold Hillier GardensPainting with Yarns Tapestry Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLearn to weave a "notebook" of traditional and 3D tapestry techniques on this fun woven tapestry workshop. Using a simple frame loom (which you can keep) and colourful yarns.
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Saturday, 25th January 2020 - Saturday, 25th January 2020

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThe RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch at Sir Harold Hillier GardensBring your binoculars to try and spot the many different wild birds Sir Harold Hillier Gardens have visiting the Gardens. Last year the gardens spotted over 30 species including; fieldfare, redwing and a heron.
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Friday, 31st January 2020 - Wednesday, 19th February 2020

Hampshire Artists' Co-operative at Sir Harold Hillier GardensHampshire Art Co-operative Art Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCome to see a new collection of exciting contemporary art including ceramics, paintings, textiles, drawings, prints, sculpture, jewellery and glass by the Hampshire Artists Co-operative and invited guest artists.
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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
    411
  • Very Good
    169
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • wessextravels
    favourite go-to place
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th November 2019
    lovely: something to see whatever the season, the weather. Pleasant places to eat and no problem parking. Good garden shop too. Read full review
  • Eddy H
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Cafe
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 22nd November 2019
    I took my elderly mother for a coffee The machine made cappuccino was appalling The scone was hard and stale The room was cold A bit of a joke really Read full review
  • E3389TSneilm
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Snowman & Snow dog trail
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd December 2019
    The Snow man and Snow dog trail is a big different for the Christmas trail: you need the map to find the locations and there's not as many activities to do, but the prize is better! Lunch is as good... Read full review

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