Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Jermyns Lane
SO51 0QA

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Opening Times

Open New Year

* Covid-19 update: Sir Harold Hillier Gardens are delighted to announce that from Monday 22 June 2020 members, non-members and partner gardens members will be able to pre-book entry tickets online. Please visit Sir Harold Hillier Gardens website to book tickets.

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

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

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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Monday, 25th April 2022 - Friday, 8th July 2022

Garden I Spy at Sir Harold Hillier GardensGarden I Spy at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWhat can you spot? From trees, shrubs and garden animals. Help children learn about the great outdoors.
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Thursday, 5th May 2022 - Monday, 23rd May 2022

Contemporary Craft at Sir Harold Hillier GardensExplore Making - Contemporary Craft at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThis exhibition examines the creative and practical processes involved in transforming wood, clay, metal, textile, glass and stone.
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Saturday, 21st May 2022 - Saturday, 21st May 2022

Painting with the Wow Factor at Sir Harold Hillier GardensPainting with the Wow Factor at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThis workshop is to capture the moment when you first see an amazing scene or building which makes you want to say 'wow – I have to get that down on paper'.
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Sunday, 22nd May 2022 - Sunday, 22nd May 2022

Step-By-Step of St Ives Fishing Boats Step-By-Step of St Ives Fishing Boats at Sir Harold Hillier GardensOne of the most iconic scenes of the British seaside, is on offer in this workshop.  Many artists, have at one time or another, experienced problems with the construction of their boats and angles.  Wendy Jelbert will help you in 4 stages, tackling all the difficulties leading to a successful…
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Thursday, 26th May 2022 - Sunday, 19th June 2022

Photofusion Photography & Glass Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensPhotofusion 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.
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Tuesday, 31st May 2022 - Tuesday, 31st May 2022

Saturday, 4th June 2022 - Saturday, 4th June 2022

Pond Dipping at Sir Harold Hillier GardensPond Dipping at Sir Harold Hillier GardensUse nets to explore the Education Garden ponds at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
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Thursday, 2nd June 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Queen's Platinum Jubilee at Sir Harold Hillier GardensQueen's Platinum Jubilee at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSpecial celebrations over the bank holiday weekend to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II. Bring the whole family for culture and entertainment with a programme of events, trails and activities in the Gardens for this four day weekend.
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Saturday, 11th June 2022 - Sunday, 12th June 2022

Seasonal Family Photoshoot at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSeasonal Photoshoot at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCaroline Jenkins Photography can offer you a wonderful photoshoot opportunity to capture special moments with your family that you can treasure forever.
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Saturday, 18th June 2022 - Saturday, 18th June 2022

Family Photography Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFamily Photography Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensDo you have a child interested in photography? Caroline Jenkins, a local photographer, will be teaching the fundamentals to taking a good photo including composition and how to use light effectively. There will be different levels so you can build up your skills and confidence.
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Saturday, 18th June 2022 - Saturday, 18th June 2022

Giggles in the Gardens at Sir Harold Hillier GardensGiggles in the Gardens at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCourtesy of 'Live & Unfiltered' Giggles in the Gardens returns with this entertaining evening of live stand-up comedy to the Gardens.
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Thursday, 23rd June 2022 - Thursday, 23rd June 2022

Midsummer Evening Garden Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensMidsummer Evening Garden Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCelebrate the longest day of the year. Visit Sir Harold Hillier Gardens for a fascinating seasonal guided evening tour of the Gardens led by a horticultural expert.
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Friday, 24th June 2022 - Saturday, 25th June 2022

Sunday, 26th June 2022 - Sunday, 26th June 2022

Moorcroft Summer Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardenMoorcroft Summer Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardenVisit The Moorcroft Pop-Up Shop. Here you will find a plethora of Moorcroft pottery, including floral designs and more, plus discover our brand new collection which will be launched at the event, with each piece inspired by Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
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Sunday, 26th June 2022 - Sunday, 26th June 2022

Forest Bathing at Sir Harold Hillier GardensForest Bathing at Sir Harold Hillier GardensRelax, reflect and recharge with a Forest Bathing experience. Leave all your responsibilities behind for 3 hours of guided meditation, mindfulness and connection to the natural world. As the mind quietens and the body slows down, heart rate, anxiety and stress levels drop, and a state of deep…
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Thursday, 30th June 2022 - Wednesday, 13th July 2022

Wessex Guild of Craftsmen at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWessex Guild of Craftsmen Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThe Wessex Guild of Craftsmen will be exhibiting a diverse range of arts and crafts all handmade and designed by each exhibitor. There will be an opportunity to meet with the craftsmen and discuss not only the arts and crafts on display but also any item you would like to commission.
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Saturday, 9th July 2022 - Saturday, 9th July 2022

Summer Soul at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSummer Soul Concert at Sir Harold Hillier GardensGet onboard the soul train and join Sir Harold Hillier Gardens for this spectacular tribute to the classic Soul and Tamla Motown hits featuring the exceptional 10-piece band Madison Heights.
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Saturday, 27th August 2022 - Saturday, 27th August 2022

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens's Family Summer's End Picnic with FireworksFamily Summer's End Concert at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCelebrate the end of the summer 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.
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Saturday, 10th September 2022 - Saturday, 10th September 2022

Last Night of the Proms at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLast Night of the Proms at Sir Harold Hillier GardensBring your picnic, champagne and flag to enjoy the renowned Southampton Concert Orchestra in a Last Night of the Proms concert.
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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.



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


  • 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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    Recent Reviews:

    • C17MB
      Bournemouth, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 28th February 2022
      These gardens are just amazing. Beautiful, peaceful, and with so many different sections from massive coniferous trees in the Pinetum to bamboo glades and planted gardens in many areas. This was my... Read full review
    • Ladylush33
      Petersfield, United Kingdom
      Excellent place
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 9th March 2022
      Fabulous few hours spent happily wandering the gardens crocus, camellias, rhododendron, daffodils, magnolias and so much more. Arboretum shut due to safety work on trees but still plenty there. Lunch... Read full review
    • jandsbm
      A large and lovely garden
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 22nd April 2022
      Loads of areas to explore, including some off the beaten track Was pleased to find that Horticulture was also very well labeled Read full review

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