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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

LOCALITY: Romsey, Hampshire
DISTANCE: 2 miles (3.22 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, There & back, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs, T
oilets, Cafe

GRADIENT: Quite steep in places
TERRAIN: Easy
OS MAP: Romsey, Andover & Test Valley

Walk description:

The Gardens are situated two miles north east of Romsey. From Romsey take the A3090 to Winchester. The gardens are signposted with the white on brown tourist signs as the Hillier Gardens. Alternatively, the gardens can be approached from the A3057, from the Andover direction.

For Sat. Nav. Users the postcode is SO51 0QA

There is ample parking at the Gardens, which includes disabled parking.

The Gardens were established in 1953, by distinguished plants man Sir Harold Hillier. This magnificent collection of over 42,000 trees and shrubs is one of the most important modern plant collections in the world.

There is a hardened accessible path that winds through the Gardens, affording good access for wheelchair and buggy users, to large areas of the plant collection. There are other walks in the Gardens, which are made up of compact stone. Some of these are uneven in places. Also some of these are fairly steep in places.


Additional notes:

The Gardens contain an all-ability path network, and there is a wheelchair and mobility scooter loan service. To ensure there is one available it is worth booking ahead as availability of wheelchairs and scooters may be limited.

Accessible Parking for the registered disabled is available free of charge at the front of the Pavilion. Entry for companions of people with disabilities is free.

There is an entry fee for the Gardens for adults.
Children (under 16 years) are free

For further information about prices and the Gardens, contact 01794 369318 or email info@hilliergardens.org.uk


18/08/2008 | Walk posted by Martin Houlden

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

A beautiful Gardens

27/04/2009 | Reviewed by cathy nettley

This is an impressive gardens which has trails that are suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. There are solid
compact paths which are mainly fairly flat, however some route comprise of steep paths. The Gardens are well
worth a visit to explore the routes that are suitable to you.