Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

 

Garden in Hampshire Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Established in 1953 by the distinguished plantsman Sir Harold Hillier, this award winning Garden currently holds 14 National Plant collections, making it one of the world’s most important plant collections. Located in the beautiful Hampshire countryside you will find breath-taking beauty and tranquillity whatever the season.

Seasonal Highlights

Winter

December – Fiery stem and bark colour in the Winter Garden and evergreens in stunning shades of grey, green, blue and yellow.

January – The Winter Garden is over 4 acres and filled with plants at their beautiful best showing off their bold colours and incredible scents.

February – Hellebores are in full flower and the Garden awash with drifts of Snowdrops and carpets of Cyclamen.

Spring

March – Don’t miss Camellia Walk and spring bulbs bursting into flower.

April – Magnolias & Japanese flowering cherries in full glory across the Gardens.

May – Our iconic Centenary Border comes alive with thousands of plants including over 4,000 Alliums. Brentry Woodland, a must-see spectacle of fragrant Azaleas and Rhododendrons.

Summer

June – Best time to see our Bog Garden, Himalayan Valley and informal stream edged with Candelabra Primulas – one of the prettiest corners of the Gardens. Watch out for a kaleidoscope of colour in the Centenary Border.

July – 250 metres of colour and drama in the Centenary Border – appearances from Red Hot Pokers, Echinacea and Crocosmia.

August – Enjoy the tranquillity of the Pond banked by lush foliage of Swamp Cypress, bold herbaceous and giant Gunnera.

Autumn

September – Heather Garden, awash with pretty purple hues. Perennials at their peak on the Centenary Border.

October – 180 acres and 100s of Champion Trees ablaze with stunning autumn colour.

November – The season of autumn fruits and berries, national collections include Cotoneaster, Photinia and Ligustrum.