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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

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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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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Saturday, 1st February 2020 - Saturday, 1st February 2020

Gardener's Breakfast at Sir Harold Hillier GardensGardener's Breakfast at Sir Harold Hillier GardensEnjoy a home cooked breakfast including; juice, cereals, toast and tea or coffee. Learn gardening hints and tips from one of Sir Harold Hillier Gardens horticultural experts.
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Saturday, 1st February 2020 - Saturday, 1st February 2020

Snowdrops in Coloured Pencils Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSnowdrops in Coloured Pencils Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensAn introduction to coloured pencils with professional artist Karen Coulson. Snowdrops will be observed and sketched from life.
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Wednesday, 5th February 2020 - Wednesday, 5th February 2020

Over 200 Years of the Gurka Regiment Lecture Lunch at Sir Harold Hillier GardensOver 200 Years of the Gurka Regiment Lecture Lunch at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLecture Lunch: Collections Officer of the Gurkha Museum, Douglas Henderson highlights the history of the Gurkha Regiment within the British Army.
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Saturday, 8th February 2020 - Saturday, 8th February 2020

Rain and Shine Botanical Art Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensRain and Shine Botanical Art Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWhen it's grey and chilly outside why not come and paint something bright and shiny? Botanical artist Candida Groom will show you watercolour techniques to make fruit and vegetables glow and leaves shine. Then add some realistic rain drops!
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Wednesday, 12th February 2020 - Wednesday, 12th February 2020

Andy McIndoe Lecture Lunch at Sir Harold Hillier GardenDiscover the Perfect Plant with Andy McIndoe Lecture Lunch at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSir Harold Hillier Gardens are delighted to welcome Andy McIndoe BSc. Hons. Hort to talk about his most recent book: 'Shrubs: discover the perfect plant for every place in your garden' (published by Timber Press in 2019).
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Friday, 14th February 2020 - Sunday, 16th February 2020

Winter Bulbs and Flowers Floral Display at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWinter Bulbs and Flowers Floral Display at Sir Harold Hillier GardensA beautiful array of winter bulbs and flowers will be on display in all their glory for you to enjoy. This display will include a collection of rare Japanese Hepatica and Snowdrops. The rare snowdrops will be presented with mirrors underneath so you can enjoy viewing the delicate flowers close-up…
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Saturday, 15th February 2020 - Saturday, 15th February 2020

Spotted Mountain Leopard Needlework Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSpotted Mountain Leopard Needlework Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensUsing the technique of Crewelwork, you will be taught by Chrissie Juno Mann, a tutor at the Royal School of Needlework, to create a Spotted Mountain Leopard.
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Monday, 17th February 2020 - Monday, 17th February 2020

Family Bushcraft: Cooking Around the Fire at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFamily Bushcraft: Cooking Around the Fire at Sir Harold Hillier GardensNow a family tradition! Make and enjoy a selection of sweet treats around the fire.
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Tuesday, 18th February 2020 - Tuesday, 18th February 2020

Family Archaeology Stone Age at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFamily Archaeology Stone Age at Sir Harold Hillier GardensBe an archaeologist and join Sir Harold Hillier Gardens at a purpose-built trench in the woods to get muddy and find hidden treasures from ages past.
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Friday, 21st February 2020 - Monday, 24th February 2020

Restless Still Art Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensRestless Still Art Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensAn exhibition of work by two very different West Country artists whose depictions of plants and still life, each with their distinct energy, challenge any notion of the static. Pictures of plants that refuse to rest Helen Simpson and still objects that sizzle with new life Imogen Bittner.
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Saturday, 22nd February 2020 - Saturday, 22nd February 2020

Paint Your Own Furniture Up-cycling Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensPaint Your Own Furniture Up-cycling Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensDiscover how to bring your furniture back to life on this creative workshop with Jeans Interiors. You will learn how to transform your piece giving it a fresh new look that will be totally unique to you and your home.
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Sunday, 23rd February 2020 - Sunday, 1st March 2020

250,000 Purple Crocuses in Bloom at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Gardens250,000 Purple Crocuses in Bloom at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens GardensRotary Clubs in Romsey have linked up with the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens where 250,000 crocus bulbs have been planted.
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Wednesday, 26th February 2020 - Tuesday, 10th March 2020

New Forest Art Society Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensNew Forest Art Society Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThe New Forest Art Society is delighted to return to the gallery at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. The Society has a diverse, enthusiastic group of professional and amateur artists who work in all media and styles.
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Friday, 28th February 2020 - Friday, 28th February 2020

Winter Garden Walk at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWinter Garden Walk at Sir Harold Hillier GardensExplore the highlights of the winter interest and learn more about Sir Harold Hillier Gardens' famous Winter Garden, with one of their experts.
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Saturday, 29th February 2020 - Saturday, 29th February 2020

Freedom with Collage and Mixed Media Art Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFreedom with Collage and Mixed Media Art Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensAn opportunity to get creative! Join local artist Lynne Reeves for a day exploring the use of collage and mixed media. Well known for her collage paintings, Lynne will enable you to create and develop your own individual style using a variety of textures and techniques.
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Saturday, 7th March 2020 - Saturday, 7th March 2020

The Art of Quilling Art Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThe Art of Quilling Art Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensQuilling is an art form that involves the use of paper strips that are rolled, shaped and glued together to create a decorative design. You'll be shown how to create coils of paper, manipulate these into different shapes and scrolls which are arranged to create a picture or decoration.
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Friday, 13th March 2020 - Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Woodcraft Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens 2020Woodcraft Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens 2020A unique selection of artistic, decorative and functional wood turning. Richard Stapley and Ron Caddy return to the Gardens with a display of woodturning and pen turning.
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Saturday, 14th March 2020 - Saturday, 14th March 2020

Trees in Winter Special Plant Walk at Sir Harold Hillier GardensRare Plants on your Doorstep Special Plant Walk at Sir Harold Hillier GardensJoin Senior Horticulturist Alex New in search of endangered plants. Together, you will look at species that this garden helps to protect through their conservation programme. You'll learn about the places they come from, the reasons they're in trouble and what can be done to save them.
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Friday, 20th March 2020 - Sunday, 29th March 2020

Wessex Guild of Craftsmen at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWessex Guild of Craftsmen Art 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, 21st March 2020 - Saturday, 21st March 2020

Luxury Chocolate Making at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLuxury Chocolate Making at Sir Harold Hillier GardensRun by professional chocolatiers from Chocolate Craft, come and make your own luxury chocolates that look as good as the professionals.
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Saturday, 28th March 2020 - Saturday, 28th March 2020

Make Your Own Handmade Turned Wooden Pen Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensMake Your Own Handmade Turned Wooden Pen Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensTry something new! Create your own luxury wood turned Fountain Pen or Rollerball Pen, under the tuition of Ron Caddy RPT 'Registered Professional Turner' who has over 17 years experience in the craft of pen turning/making.
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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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Tuesday, 31st March 2020 - Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Easter Baby Bunny Photoshoot at Sir Harold Hillier GardensEaster Baby Bunny Photoshoot at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWho doesn't love an Easter Bunny? And surely a baby dressed up as an Easter Bunny can't get any cuter? Caroline Jenkins Photography is offering the very exciting opportunity to capture your little person / people in this fabulous (and rather alternative) photoshoot.
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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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Saturday, 4th April 2020 - Saturday, 4th April 2020

Family Photoshoot at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFamily Photoshoot at Sir Harold Hillier GardensAre you looking to update the family photos on your wall? Or maybe you want a unique present to give for a wedding anniversary or birthday? Have you considered a family photo shoot here in the stunning grounds of the Gardens? Caroline Jenkins Photography can offer you a relaxed and fun photoshoot…
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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

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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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
    412
  • Very Good
    171
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • Tamw0rth2
    Tamworth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Not the best time to visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 6th December 2019
    We visited on a sunny winter day, temp about 3 degrees C. Too late for the Autumn colour but just a few trees still had a little bit of colour left. Anyway we had a nice walk round and saw the pigs... Read full review
  • 11Annik
    Fareham, United Kingdom
    A little walk and lunch
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th December 2019
    Had a little walkaround the woods, and then wanted lunch, cause we'd seen there was cider pork stew, and saw some platefulsof people eating it. Well, it was excellent! Lots of meat and gravy, with... Read full review
  • Sarah_Hampshire69
    Romsey, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Winter wonder
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th January 2020
    The winter gardens are looking fantastic right now, a lovely setting for a midwinter walk. Lots of plants and shrubs are flowering and their scents add another dimension to the experience. The cornus... Read full review

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