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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

Saturday, 12th October 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

Halloween Family Trail at Sir Harold Hillier GardensHalloween Family Trail at Sir Harold Hillier GardensJoin Sir Harold Hillier Gardens for creepy fun in the Gardens on a spooky self-guided trail. Survive the tricks and receive a small chocolate treat!
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Saturday, 26th October 2019 - Wednesday, 20th November 2019

Material World Textile Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensMaterial World Textile Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThe popular Material World textile exhibition returns again to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens this autumn. This annual exhibition displays a wide variety of needlework, embroidery, felting and textile art which are all for sale.
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Monday, 28th October 2019 - Monday, 28th October 2019

Halloween Bushcraft at Sir Harold Hillier GardensHalloween Bushcraft at Sir Harold Hillier GardensIt's almost Halloween, so come and join Sir Harold Hillier Gardens for a session of craft, fun, spooky songs and stories around the fire.
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Monday, 28th October 2019 - Thursday, 31st October 2019

Spooky Halloween Menu at Sir Harold Hillier GardensSpooky Halloween Menu at Sir Harold Hillier GardensTo coincide with all the Halloween activities in the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens are offering a spooky menu at lunch time in the Pavilion Restaurant.
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Tuesday, 29th October 2019 - Tuesday, 29th October 2019

Archaeology Activity: Saxons at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArchaeology Activity: Saxons at Sir Harold Hillier GardensBe an archaeologist for the day and Sir Harold Hillier Gardens at the purpose-built trench in the woods to get muddy and find hidden treasures from ages past. Study some Saxon artefacts to work out what they were used for. You'll be surprised!
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Tuesday, 29th October 2019 - Wednesday, 30th October 2019

Outdoor Adventure Holiday Club at Sir Harold Hillier GardensOutdoor Adventure Holiday Club at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThe Ofsted registered Outdoor Learning Company will be returning to the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, for another outdoor adventure club.
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Wednesday, 30th October 2019 - Thursday, 31st October 2019

Pumpkin Carving at Sir Harold Hillier GardensPumpkin Carving at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCome and carve a pumpkin at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
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Thursday, 31st October 2019 - Thursday, 31st October 2019

Climb a Tree at Sir Harold Hillier GardensClimb a Tree at Sir Harold Hillier GardensReach new heights within an oak tree's canopy at Sir Harold Hillier.
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Saturday, 2nd November 2019 - Saturday, 2nd November 2019

Christmas Family Photoshoot at Sir Harold Hillier GardensChristmas Family Photoshoot at Sir Harold Hillier GardensCaroline Jenkins Photography can offer you a wonderful photoshoot opportunity to capture special moments with your family perfect for your own Christmas cards or gifts. No awkward posing, no stress, just relaxing in a natural environment in these stunning Gardens.
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Saturday, 2nd November 2019 - Saturday, 2nd November 2019

Christmas Robin Embroidery Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensChristmas Robin Embroidery Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThis little Xmas Robin holding a sprig of mistletoe in his beak is worked in coloured threads using the historical technique of Blackwork along with some additional creative stitch. This is a counted thread technique and you will learn a number of Blackwork patterns and how to shade the bird using…
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Sunday, 3rd November 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

Autumn Colour Garden Photography at Sir Harold Hillier GardensAutumn Colour Garden Photography at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThis garden photography workshop is lead by local photographer Gordon Brown ARPS. The first part will be a practical session in the Gardens, Gordon will give you guidance on how to analyse and approach a scene and also how to compose pictures using camera settings and lenses.
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Monday, 4th November 2019 - Friday, 29th November 2019

I Spy Winter is Coming at Sir Harold Hillier GardensI Spy Winter is Coming at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWhat do you know about cones and conifers? Come and collect a cone or two on this family self-guided trail!
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Saturday, 9th November 2019 - Saturday, 9th November 2019

Saturday, 16th November 2019 - Saturday, 16th November 2019

Outdoor Learning CPD at Sir Harold Hillier GardensOutdoor Learning CPD at Sir Harold Hillier GardensBe inspired by the beautful Gardens and examine how we use language to express the world around us. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens will look at the links between science and English in the early years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 curriculum.
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Sunday, 10th November 2019 - Sunday, 10th November 2019

The Art of Christmas Quilling at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThe Art of Christmas Quilling at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLocal tutor Carolyn Taylor runs this friendly workshop which will get you in the Christmas spirit. Quilling is an art form that uses strips of paper that are rolled and shaped into a decorative design. You will learn how to make a paper quilled 3D (free hanging) Christmas decoration.
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Friday, 22nd November 2019 - Sunday, 24th November 2019

Pop-Up Upcycling Market at Sir Harold Hillier GardensPop-Up Upcycling Market at Sir Harold Hillier GardensFor one weekend only, find unique repurposed and revamped furniture by Jean Interiors. With a variation of styles from shabby chic to steam punk you can find something amazing and practical for your own home.
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Saturday, 23rd November 2019 - Saturday, 23rd November 2019

Upcycling a Small Item at Sir Harold Hillier GardensUpcycling a Small Item at Sir Harold Hillier GardensLearn how to Up-cycle and refresh tired furniture on this creative workshop with Jeans Interiors. An item will be provided for you to transform into a unique piece for you to practice your design and painting skills and then take home at the end of the day.
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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 - Saturday, 30th November 2019

Christmas Gardeners' Breakfast and Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensChristmas Gardeners' Breakfast and Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardensEnjoy a wonderful breakfast with porridge or cereals. Followed by a cooked breakfast with Fluffet Farm eggs, local sausages or kedgeree. After breakfast join Sir Harold Hillier Gardens' Head Gardener for an exclusive guided tour of the Gardens. You will be led on a tour featuring seasonal…
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Saturday, 30th November 2019 - Saturday, 30th November 2019

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensModern Calligraphy Workshop 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 modern lettering.
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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

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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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
    407
  • Very Good
    168
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • matthewpeters
    An absolute gem
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 6th October 2019
    This place is a gem and one of the reasons I love living in Winchester, it's quite the loveliest place for miles around. The centenary border is extraordinary with lots of colour and high trees all... Read full review
  • Quest730035
    Green space
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 8th October 2019
    Easy to find . Big enough area so not busy all in one place . Good facilities on site . Most trees labelled . all in all a good day out Read full review
  • swanlady28
    Salisbury, United Kingdom
    Beautiful trees and gardens in parkland setting
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 14th October 2019
    So many areas of the gardens to explore, long flower borders, exotic trees, sculptures, play areas and forts for children to play in, historic tea room, shop and restaurant serving beautifully home... Read full review

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