"Spread over 180-acres of Hampshire countryside, the Sir Harold Hillier Garden was created with “the aim to bring together the most comprehensive and unrivalled collection of trees, shrubs and hard hardy plants in the UK,” so prepare to be enveloped in an array of rare and fascinating flora.
Where other gardens shut up shop for winter, the colder months are when this vast garden comes into its own. Although it’s home to 14 marvellous national collections, the pièce de résistance is the winter garden, which bursts into colour as the summer blooms fade. Here you'll find colourful evergreens, fragrant witch hazel and the striking inky leaves of Ophiopogon Planiscapus 'Nigrescens', proving the depths of winter can be a time of intense vibrancy.
But there’s plenty to inspire throughout the year. Spring showers the garden in a riot of cherry blossom and the views from the Himalayan-style valley are second to none. The Sir Harold Hillier Garden is like a huge living library of the hardiest plants collected from around the world over many decades. Here you'll find planting inspiration galore - particualrly for those living in frost prone areas.