Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Jermyns Lane
SO51 0QA

Tel: 01794 368787

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Opening Times

Open New Year
Open - Please See Information Below (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* 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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Thursday, 1st February 2024 - Sunday, 30th June 2024

The Biggest Garden Explorer at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThe Biggest Garden Explorer at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSelf-guided family fun. Spot the biggest and best. Look out for different textures, colours and shapes. What can you spot in our collection at the Gardens that makes you say wow!
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Wednesday, 10th April 2024 - Monday, 6th May 2024

Inspired by Nature - Art Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensInspired by Nature - Art Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThis exhibition will showcase individual inspiration from nature. Carolyne Viney brings fabulous texture to her work whilst Daphne Ellman is all about the detail. Wood carver Paul Humphriss uses the grain in the wood to great effect in his sculptures. All work is for sale.
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Wednesday, 8th May 2024 - Sunday, 2nd June 2024

PhotoFusion - Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensPhotoFusion - Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensGlassmaker Sue Tinkler and photographer Paul Sansome find shared inspiration from natural environments such as birch woodland and chalk streams, when taking an abstract view of industrial heritage or from specific locations such as The Hebrides or Iceland. Exhibited photography, art glass and…
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Saturday, 11th May 2024 - Saturday, 11th May 2024

Gurkha Day at Sir Harold Hillier GardensGurkha Day at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWe welcome you to experience this annual celebration with traditional Nepalese music, dancing and a short remembrance service that will take place at the Chautara with the laying of wreaths.
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Wednesday, 15th May 2024 - Wednesday, 15th May 2024

Spring Propagation - Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSpring Propagation - Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensIn this outdoor hands-on workshop with in-house expert botanist Barry Clarke, you will learn all the basics on how to grow plants from seed, cuttings and division in the springtime. You will be able to take a mini slice of the Gardens home with you.
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Saturday, 18th May 2024 - Saturday, 18th May 2024

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 in the Garden Restaurant & Tea Rooms. After breakfast enjoy an exclusive seasonal garden tour showing you the very best of the seasonal highlights before we open to the public. Learn gardening hints and tips from one…
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Thursday, 23rd May 2024 - Thursday, 23rd May 2024

Rhododendron Woodland - Guided Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensRhododendron Woodland - Guided Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLearn about our beautiful rhododendron and azalea collection with over 1,000 different types to see. Enjoy the vibrant colours and powerful fragrance of these different species and hear more about the collection in the Rhododendron Woodland this unique part of the Gardens.
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Friday, 12th July 2024 - Saturday, 13th July 2024

Summer Soul at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSummer Soul Concert at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSummer Soul Picnic Concert Music in the Gardens Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July 2024, 7.30pm – 10.30pm 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 at Sir Harold Hillier…
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Saturday, 10th August 2024 - Saturday, 10th August 2024

ABBA – Tribute Picnic Concert at Sir Harold Hillier GardensABBA – Tribute Picnic Concert at Sir Harold Hillier GardensOne of the longest established & most authentic ABBA tributes, ABBAMAGIC UK presents this ultimate feel-good outdoor picnic concert at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
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Saturday, 24th August 2024 - Saturday, 24th August 2024

Family Music in the Gardens – Picnic Concert at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFamily Music in the Gardens – Picnic Concert at Sir Harold Hillier GardensHeld at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Join us and 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 vocals for the whole…
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Saturday, 7th September 2024 - Saturday, 7th September 2024

Last Night of the Proms at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLast Night of the Proms at Sir Harold Hillier GardensBring your picnic, champagne, blankets and chairs to this open-air "Last Night of the Proms" classical concert ay Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. The renowned Southampton Concert Orchestra, conducted by Paul Ingram, will be performing popular classics and all the usual Last Night of the Proms…
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£14.30 per ticket
Children 5 to 16 years£4.20 per ticket
Family 2 adults and 2 children£33.00 per ticket
Over 60s and full-time students£13.30 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:

    • HerefordKarl_Heinz
      You wont be disappointed
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th March 2024
      Even in March a beautiful place to visit. The magnolias and camellias were in full splendour. The gardens are very well cared for. Lots to do for children as well. Read full review
    • Rod P
      Southampton, United Kingdom
      Beautiful Gardens and a Superb Lunch
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 21st March 2024
      Having visited the gardens with friends last week we were reminded how beautiful they are we visited with family again today. One of us needed a wheelchair and a very helpful staff member... Read full review
    • Knobby16
      Southampton, United Kingdom
      Lovely Magnolias
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 31st March 2024
      We went to see the Magnolia Avenue, and were lucky to have a sunny day, and the Magnolias were magnificent! After a lovely walk through the gardens we went to The Garden Restaurant for lunch, in a... Read full review

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