Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
If there’s one thing Hampshire has plenty of, it’s interesting places to visit.
The award-winning Sir Harold Hillier Gardens has a packed schedule of seasonal events and is renowned across the world. Set in 180 acres, the gardens have been run as a charity since being in trusteeship of Hampshire County Council from 1977.
Historically, Sir Harold Hillier was a distinguished plantsman, and world authority on conifers. Much of his time was devoted to expanding his ever-growing plant collection, amassing samples from across the country and the world. In 1953 Sir Harold Hillier established the garden and Arboretum, its aim to bring together the most comprehensive and unrivalled collection of trees, shrubs and hardy plants in the UK.