Jermyns House Jermyns Lane, Romsey SO51 0QA
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens are located a few miles southwest Winchester. The award winning Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is famous the world over. In 1977 Sir Harold left the Gardens under the sole trusteeship of Hampshire County Council.
Formerly known simply as the Hillier Arboretum, it was founded by nurseryman Harold Hillier in June 1953 when he acquired Jermyns House and its grounds.
It is now run as a charity under the remit of horticulture, conservation, education and recreation. Among its outstanding features are the splendour of the seasonal planting displays set in 180 acres.
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is home to over 42,000 trees and shrubs in about 12,000 taxa. It is famous for its collection of oaks, camellia, magnolia and rhododendron. You will also find the longest double mixed border in the country.
The Gardens are also home to an education garden, children’s play area and garden centre. This flagship store has a huge plant range including some of the rare and interesting plants that you can see at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. You can also find a wide variety of gardening sundries and furniture.
Jermyn’s House, the country house in the heart of the gardens, has elegant tea rooms for you to enjoy. Also situated in the grounds of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is the Hillier Gift Shop, where you can find all manner of educational, gardening and crafted gifts.
The Gardens hosts regular art exhibitions. It showcases a diverse array of subjects, including landscapes, still life, figurative and abstract. Explore collections of watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastel, pencil and print pieces in the exhibit spaces and tea rooms.
The Gardens are open all year round, so you can enjoy seasonal flora whenever you visit.