Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Jermyns Lane
Ampfield
Romsey
Hampshire
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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Events

Saturday, 25th September 2021 - Sunday, 9th January 2022

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 Garden. Featuring award winning, local sculptors and artists. Be inspired by all the wealth of creativity of this year's Art in the Garden new autumn/winter sculpture exhibition.
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Thursday, 14th October 2021 - Tuesday, 26th October 2021

Our World Imagined Art Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensOur World Imagined Art Exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier GardensOur World Imagined is an exhibition from a diverse group of artists who express their feelings about the natural world in many ways.
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Saturday, 16th October 2021 - Sunday, 31st October 2021

Pumpkin Spotter ChallengePumpkin Spotter Challenge at Sir Harold Hillier GardenAutumn fun in the Gardens. Come become a pumpkin spotter. How many pumpkins will you spot hidden the in the Gardens?
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Wednesday, 27th October 2021 - Friday, 29th October 2021

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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Saturday, 30th October 2021 - Saturday, 30th October 2021

Spring Birds in Coloured Pencil Art Workshop at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArt Workshop: Capturing Convincing Trees and Foliage at Sir Harold Hillier GardensWorking in watercolours or acrylics and inspired by the rich diversity of Sir Harold Hillier Garden's native trees and foliage, Wendy Jelbert will be demonstrating many fascinating ways to capture their textures, making them look more natural, by understanding their diverse shapes, and helping to…
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Saturday, 30th October 2021 - Wednesday, 24th November 2021

Material WorldMaterial World at Sir Harold Hillier GardenThe popular Material World textile exhibition returns again to the Gardens with a wide variety of needlework, embroidery, felting and textile art which are all for sale.
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Sunday, 31st October 2021 - Sunday, 31st October 2021

Art Workshop: Exploring Pen, Line and Wash Using Sepia Pens at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArt Workshop: Exploring Pen, Line and Wash Using Sepia Pens at Sir Harold Hillier GardensThis will be an essential and challenging course led by Paul Robinson RIBA, for those who wish to know more about pen, line and wash techniques.
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Sunday, 7th November 2021 - Sunday, 7th November 2021

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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Saturday, 13th November 2021 - Saturday, 13th November 2021

Portrait of a Wild HarePortrait of a Wild Hare at Sir Harold Hillier GardenAn introduction to Coloured Pencils with professional artist Karen Coulson. Exploring the techniques required to complete a portrait of a Hare.
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Saturday, 27th November 2021 - Sunday, 28th November 2021

Artful Christmas Weekend at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArtful Christmas Weekend at Sir Harold Hillier GardensArtful Collective's third annual event brings together over twenty talented local artists from a variety of disciplines including fine art, ceramics, printmaking, jewellery, textiles and woodwork.
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Saturday, 27th November 2021 - Sunday, 28th November 2021

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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Wednesday, 1st December 2021 - Thursday, 23rd December 2021

Christmas LunchesChristmas Lunches at Sir Harold Hillier GardenCelebrate Christmas with your family and friends at the NEW Garden Restaurant. Enjoy the delicious festive menu from only £20/p for two courses & coffee or £25/p for three courses and coffee served.
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Wednesday, 1st December 2021 - Sunday, 2nd January 2022

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, 4th December 2021 - Saturday, 4th December 2021

Christmas Gardener's Breakfast and TourChristmas Gardener's Breakfast and Tour at Sir Harold Hillier GardenEnjoy a wonderful breakfast of porridge or cereals followed by a cooked breakfast or kedgeree and toast with local jams & marmalade in the Tilia Tree Café. The delicious breakfast will be followed by an exclusive guided tour of the Gardens before the gardens are open to the public
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Friday, 10th December 2021 - Saturday, 11th December 2021

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, 11th December 2021 - Saturday, 11th December 2021

Make Your Own Paper Christmas RoseMake Your Own Paper Christmas Rose at Sir Harold Hillier GardenA friendly and relaxed workshop with Wendy Sturgess from the Paper Flower Company. With step-by-step instructions and tips on how to make realistic foliage, you will create an Italian crepe paper rose.
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Saturday, 29th January 2022 - Sunday, 30th January 2022

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, 5th February 2022 - Saturday, 5th February 2022

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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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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Recent Reviews:

  • Gil S
    Chippenham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Nice day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th October 2021
    Lovely autumnal day at Hillier Aboretum. Would be even better if they allowed dogs!Delicious lunch at the new Garden Restaurant. Beautiful setting. Delicious food and well presented on the plate... Read full review
  • valeriesQ4893LW
    A wonderful place for a day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th October 2021
    After a lovely few hours wandering around the grounds followed by a delicious cream tea , I became unwell in the restaurant , the staff were absolutely wonderful , I can’t thank you enough for all... Read full review
  • William M
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Dendrology
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th October 2021
    As usual an excellent visit to study trees and shrubs. Not easy to find specific plants although most are labelled. If only they would upload their data , one could research before visiting but like... Read full review

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