Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens offers 180 acres of beauty, inspiration and discovery. Over 42,000 plants from temperate regions around the world grow in a variety of landscapes. Visit the Children's Education Garden and one of Europe's largest Winter Gardens. Events, exhibitions and workshops all year round. During May to October visit the spectacular Art in the Garden annual outdoor exhibition, which features 100 sculptures set around the Gardens. Play features include the stunning tree house and super snake swing.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Most pathways, restaurant/tearoom are fully accessible
- Facilities: Wheelchairs free of charge, mobility scooters for hire pre-bookable, parking
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily, Apr-Oct 10-6; Nov-Mar 10-5 (last admission 1hr before closing). Closed 25-26 Dec
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About The area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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