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

Sunday, 6th January 2019 - Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Art Course: The Secret Life of Plants at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArt Course: The Secret Life of Plants at Sir Harold Hillier GardensImprove your botanical illustration and gardening knowledge with 6 fun exploratory workshops at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Follow the story of plant life through the seasonal cycle and study the forms and functions of plant parts. Drawing plants with botanical precision sharpens observation of...
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Saturday, 11th May 2019 - Sunday, 13th October 2019

Art in the Garden at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArt in the Garden at Sir Harold Hillier GardensStunning sculptures are attractively presented in the beautiful setting of this world famous 180 acre Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Featuring award winning, local, new and established British sculptors and artists from overseas. Be inspired by all the wealth of creativity of this year's Art in the...
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Saturday, 18th May 2019 - Wednesday, 17th July 2019

Family Art I Spy at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFamily Art I Spy at Sir Harold Hillier GardensEvery year Sir Harold Hillier Gardens collection of youth art, set in and near the Education Garden, grows and changes. Come and see what local young talent has to offer and spot some of our favourite artwork in the wider garden.
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Tuesday, 21st May 2019 - Sunday, 16th June 2019

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 at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
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Monday, 27th May 2019 - Monday, 27th May 2019

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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Monday, 27th May 2019 - Monday, 27th May 2019

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 at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. 
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Tuesday, 28th May 2019 - Tuesday, 28th May 2019

Thursday, 30th May 2019 - Thursday, 30th May 2019

Pond Dipping at Sir Harold Hillier GardensPond Dipping at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWhat is lurking in Sir Harold Hillier Gardens' ponds? Join for pond dipping and see what is in the Education Garden ponds. Can you find diving beetles, nimble pond skaters and slimy snails?
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Wednesday, 29th May 2019 - Thursday, 30th May 2019

Outdoor Adventure Holiday Club at Sir Harold Hillier GardensOutdoor Adventure Holiday Club at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWant to be an outdoor explorer? The Ofsted registered Outdoor Learning Company, will be holding an outdoor adventure holiday club in Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. With a Forest School ethos, activities range from; den building, scavenger hunts to tool work (using bow saws, knives, loppers etc.), and...
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Friday, 31st May 2019 - Friday, 31st May 2019

Family Bushcraft Herbs and Their Uses at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFamily Bushcraft Herbs and Their Uses at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLearn about the uses of some common herbs in cooking and medicine at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Create your own herbal book and use some of the herbs you collect to flavour bread and make tea. Suitable for accompanied children ages 7-12 years.
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Saturday, 1st June 2019 - Sunday, 16th June 2019

Prosecco Cream Tea at Sir Harold Hillier GardensProsecco Cream Tea at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCelebrate Flaming June with a lovely cream tea with New Forest strawberries and accompanied with a chilled small bottle of Prosecco at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
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Saturday, 8th June 2019 - Saturday, 8th June 2019

Saturday, 15th June 2019 - Saturday, 15th June 2019

Health and Wellbeing Course at Sir Harold Hillier GardensJoin this four-part "walk & talk" workshop series, led by Dr Helen Molden (CPsychol) at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, that looks at what nature based psychological studies tell us about how to keep our minds and bodies healthy! Each workshop is a mixture of discussion and exercises.
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Sunday, 16th June 2019 - Sunday, 16th June 2019

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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Tuesday, 18th June 2019 - Wednesday, 3rd July 2019

Hampshire Artists' Co-operative at Sir Harold Hillier GardensHampshire Artists' Co-operative at Sir Harold Hillier GardensMembers of the Hampshire Artists' Co-Operative and invited guests will be taking part in this forthcoming exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. There will be contemporary art, ceramics, paintings, textiles, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery and glass. Cards and unframed work will also...
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Wednesday, 19th June 2019 - Wednesday, 19th June 2019

Fox in Coloured Pencil at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFox in Coloured Pencil at Sir Harold Hillier GardensEnjoy an introduction to coloured pencils with professional artist Karen Coulson at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. A line drawing can be supplied if required. Suitable for all abilities. The workshop will take place in Jermyns House. All materials will be supplied to use within the session.
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Thursday, 20th June 2019 - Thursday, 20th June 2019

Mid Summer Evening Garden Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensMid Summer Evening Garden Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCelebrate the longest day of the year at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Come for a fascinating seasonal guided evening tour of the Gardens led by a horticultural expert. Return to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at Jermyn's House.
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Sunday, 23rd June 2019 - Sunday, 23rd June 2019

Upcycling Workshop Re-Purpose a Drawer at Sir Harold Hillier GardensUpcycling Workshop Re-Purpose a Drawer at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLearn how to re-purpose an unwanted Drawer into a beautiful shelf with Jean from Jeans Interiors, a local up-cycling company at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. You will learn how to transform the drawer into a unique and practical piece to take home and use in your home.
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Saturday, 29th June 2019 - Saturday, 29th June 2019

Giggles in the Gardens Evening Picnic at Sir Harold Hillier GardensGiggles in the Gardens Evening Picnic at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThe House of Comedy brings this new entertaining evening of live stand-up comedy to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Feel free to bring picnics, drinks etc. or make use of the on-site fabulous amenities. Sam Fraser of the BBC will be our compere for the evening.
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Sunday, 30th June 2019 - Sunday, 30th June 2019

Tapestry Workshop Painting with Yarns at Sir Harold Hillier GardensTapestry Workshop Painting with Yarns at Sir Harold Hillier GardensA woven tapestry workshop day at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, using a simple frame loom (which you can keep) and colourful yarns. Learn to weave a "notebook" of traditional and 3D tapestry techniques. At the end of the day, you will have a sampler to use as a reference for exploring your own woven...
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Sunday, 7th July 2019 - Sunday, 7th July 2019

Demfest 2019 at Sir Harold Hillier GardensDemfest 2019 at Sir Harold Hillier GardensDemfest returns to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens for a fourth year. This unique festival embraces dementia awareness. The day will feature inspirational and innovative ideas including educational and research speakers. Join in with the activities whilst being entertained by talented musicians.
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Friday, 12th July 2019 - Saturday, 13th July 2019

Summer Soul Spectacular at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSummer Soul Spectacular at Sir Harold Hillier GardensA spectacular evening of Classic Soul and Motown Magic at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Get onboard the soul train and join us for this spectacular tribute to the classic Soul and Tamla Motown hits featuring the exceptional 10-piece band Madison Heights. With four vocalists and a team of great...
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Saturday, 31st August 2019 - Saturday, 31st August 2019

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens's Family Summer's End Picnic with FireworksSir Harold Hillier Gardens's Family Summer's End Picnic with FireworksCelebrate the end of the summer at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens with the talented 75 piece orchestra and singers, Pops Incorporated UK. Internationally known having performed in Washington USA, Canada and Disney Land also the Royal Festival Hall London. They will be performing well known hits and...
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Saturday, 7th September 2019 - Saturday, 7th September 2019

Last Night of the Proms Picnic Concert at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLast Night of the Proms Picnic Concert at Sir Harold Hillier GardensBring your picnic and enjoy The Last Night of the Proms in Sir Harold Hillier Gardens with the fantastic Southampton Concert Orchestra. Featuring music by Elgar, Parry, John Williams and many more with all the usual Last Night favourites of Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem.
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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
    383
  • Very Good
    160
  • Average
    33
  • Poor
    4
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • Carby54
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Always something on show whatever time of year
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 12th May 2019
    We visited last weekend as we were looking to replace a yew tree in our garden with something with a more open formation. Thought a wonder through might give us inspiration. As it happens the first... Read full review
  • Cl4ir3
    Hampshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely gardens, nice walk
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 12th May 2019
    We visited on a Saturday in April. The gardens are well laid out and the entry price comes with a map so you can navigate your way round. The gardens are larger than expected and I have to say, we... Read full review
  • oldsue
    Winchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely whatever the season
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 17th May 2019
    Plenty of paths to take to wander round these gardens. Whatever time you visit there is always something of interest to catch your eye. Jermyn's house is about halfway round the gardens so its a... Read full review

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