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Established in 1864 Hillier Nurseries is a family owned Company with a great tradition in professional horticulture.

Our Wholesale Nurseries grow hardy nursery stock supplying the U.K garden centre market. The nurseries place strong emphasis on high quality with a wide range of good garden plants and currently have a listing of over 1,000 different plant varieties. The nurseries are purely wholesale, no longer supplying direct to the public. Our Amenity Nurseries Division is the largest grower of trees, both field and container grown, in the UK and one of the largest in Europe

Our 13 Garden Centres, spread across the south of England, continue this tradition in the supply of the highest quality plants and gardening goods to the public. Our staff are dedicated to providing customers with excellent customer service and an enjoyable shopping experience. Free Membership of the Hillier Gardening Club gives our customers access to a wealth of horticultural information and years of experience.

WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES
By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director

 It is interesting to reflect upon how much gardening and the garden industry has changed in the last 30 years.  When I started my career with Hillier back in 1978 garden centres were only just starting.  Most gardeners ordered their plants from a catalogue for delivery or collection during the autumn and winter. Bedding plants were sold during May and June and the summer and winter were very quiet times of the year in garden retail. The out of town store selling everything was something new and retailers still specialised. 

Gardening has changed too.  Today there is more emphasis on design and planning.  Gardens are considered as part of the home and used more extensively throughout the year.  Our changing climate enables us to grow plants outside that would have been considered too tender to survive without protection.  The range of plant material available to the gardener has never been wider: some of it the legacy of the plant collectors of the last two centuries and some the result of the plant breeder and hybridist. 

Hillier has a great horticultural heritage and a world wide reputation for the range and quality of the plants we grow.  Although the product range offered at Hillier Garden Centres has grown and changed with the times we never forget our roots. Hillier Garden Centres are still very much gardening centres focusing on plants and the needs of the gardener.  This passion for gardening is reflected in our Gardening club, now with over 200,000 members who appreciate the advice and information we pass on through the Hillier Gardening club magazine. 

The Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs has been the gardener’s Bible since it was first published in 1972.  The Hillier Gardener’s Guides are our new range of books that offer user-friendly advice and inspiration to gardeners of all abilities. They are written by gardeners for gardeners and reflect the enjoyment that gardening brings to all of us. Click the image ( left) for more information on all the titles available, and here to download an order form. Read some of our reviews here .

I hope that you enjoy visiting Hillier Garden Centres and that we deliver more than the level of service you hope for. We have many knowledgeable and experienced staff and many that are keen to learn. We aim to give you the advice you want whatever your level of gardening knowledge and experience, so please ask us for any help you need.

Hillier Gardening Club 
Gardening is a hobby and an interest for millions. Some are experienced, skilled and know exactly what to do to get wonderful results. However many are grateful to find someone to talk to for a little help and advice. Through the Hillier Gardening Club we talk directly to our customers and aim to give budding gardeners the help they need to succeed in their gardens. 

How it Started
The club was started in 1990 by Garden Centre Director Andrew McIndoe and Philippa Bensley, a contributor to, and editor of, the Club magazine to the present day. The club was launched as part of a National "Gardening for Beginners" campaign and has always had an ambitious agenda to reach a mass audience. At the start of 2007 membership is over 180,000 households.

It's Easy to Join
Joining the Hillier Gardening Club is easy just fill in an enrolment form at any of our garden centres. It's free, so there is nothing to lose, we even promise not to pass on details to any other organisations.

The Club Magazine
The Hillier Gardening Club Magazine, mailed direct to members three times a year, is the main way the Club communicates with members. It is packed with practical articles, design ideas, information on the latest plants, club workshops and holidays, not to mention special offers and promotions. What makes the magazine unique is the way it is created. No advertising agency or outside marketing organisation has an influence. The club "Mag" is researched, written and photographed by the Hillier team. It is opinionated, personal, quirky and always full of the best up-to-date information for gardeners.

It's All About Information
There is no shortage of expert advice available at our garden centres; our aim is to be there to help. However there will always be customers who visit and leave without getting the valuable advice that would help them achieve better results. The Hillier Gardening Club informs and backs up the expert advice given by the garden centre staff. The magazine covers topics such as basic design; from choice of paving to planting and colour combinations. Features on plants for chalk soil, gardening on clay and selection of ground cover plants are the type of article popular with thousands of members.

On the practical side helpful information on lawn care, or choice of the various composts and growing media available, attempts to answer some of the most frequently asked gardening questions.

Competitions
A popular feature of the magazine is the ‘Speaking Botanically’ quiz – designed to test your botanical and horticultural knowledge. With fabulous prizes to give away in each issue this is a firm favourite with members.

Hands-on Workshops
There is a time for reading and thinking and there is a time to get your hands dirty; Gardening Club workshops have become a favourite. Held at the garden centres, workshops are informal, members turn up anytime during the day and stay as long as they like. We cover basic propagation techniques to get you started in March and in May and October basket and container workshops are a regular date in members' diaries.

Staff and customers share knowledge at workshops. They make as much mess as they like, have a good gossip and take home something that will flourish in the garden for months.

Events and Holidays
Events have always been a popular part of the club. Easy to organise in the early days with just 5,000 members we now have to think somewhat bigger! This year we are organising a series of informative talks in all our garden centres, which are free to attend. Subjects range from Planning and Planting for Drought, Creative Containers, Roses and Orchids.

The Hillier Gardening Club has now been everywhere from the island paradise of Madeira to The Floriade exhibition in Holland. All of our trips are bespoke and organised specifically with our members in mind. We take a lot of effort to make sure the trips are seeing gardens at their best and gaining special concessions such as private viewings and tours with owners or head gardeners. Our most popular trips are four-day coach based holidays visiting the gardens of a region. Four days is long enough to be a proper holiday and make friends with your fellow travellers, and is short enough to make sure there are no problems leaving home and garden commitments.

Leaflets and Offers
If our customers don't shop with us we can't go on! Gardening Club members are sent periodic special offer leaflets giving them prior notice of key promotions in our garden centres. Another member's privilege featured in the leaflets is occasional discount days. Members must show their membership card to qualify for the discount.

Holiday with Hillier
Classic Short Breaks for Garden Lovers 2007
 
Treat yourself to a Hillier gardening holiday during the long days of summer.  It is so easy to lose yourself in the beauty of the gardens and the good company of your fellow travellers.  A profusion of colour and scent awaits you from some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK and Europe.

We have a new tour to Dublin with an amazing itinerary for any plant lover and we have decided not to ignore our local area so we now have a Hampshire tour.  Our Cote D’Azur trip was such a success last year and so over subscribed we are running three trips in 2007.  We have fine tuned our Norfolk and Devon & Somerset holidays and really believe these are outstanding trips and value for money.

All tours start from Ampfield House, near Romsey in Hampshire, where we have free parking available.  There are facilities available at Ampfield House if you arrive early and staff on hand to help with baggage etc…  We travel by executive coach with toilet and air conditioning and you will be joined by a Brookland Travel guide and Hillier host.

We can provide a list of B&B’s and hotels in and around Romsey if necessary for those that need to overnight beforehand or after.  The Romsey area has many attractions and this can be a lovely way to extend your holiday.

Please be aware we may need to make alterations to itineraries to maintain the smooth running of the holiday.  We hope you enjoy reading about our holidays and will be very happy to welcome you should you join us.


Winchester, Hampshire 01962 842288 winchestergc@hillier.co.uk

Braishfield, Hampshire 01794 368407
braishfieldgc@hillier.co.uk

Horsham, West Sussex 01403 210113
horshamgc@hillier.co.uk

Botley, Hampshire 01489 782306
botleygc@hillier.co.uk

Sunningdale, Surrey 01344 623166
sunningdalegc@hillier.co.uk

Liss, Hampshire 01730 892196
lissgc@hillier.co.uk

Newbury, Berkshire 01635 200442
newburygc@hillier.co.uk

Bath, NE Somerset 01225 421162
bathgc@hillier.co.uk

Hemel Hempstead, Herts 01442 242637
hemelgc@hillier.co.uk

Redditch, Warwickshire 01527 852266
redditchgc@hillier.co.uk

Romsey, Hampshire 01794 513459
romseygc@hillier.co.uk

Eastbourne, East Sussex 01323 763240
eastbournegc@hillier.co.uk

Chichester, West Sussex 01243 573696
chichestergc@hillier.co.uk

Please contact your local Hillier Garden Centre for all product and stock availability enquiries

HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES Head Office
The Stables
Ampfield House
Ampfield
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 9BQ

Tel: 01794 368733
Fax: 01794 367830

Hillier Gardening Club Membership enquiries
Tel: 01794 368966
Email:
club@hillier.co.uk

HILLIER NURSERIES Ltd - Wholesale Enquiries
Ampfield House
Ampfield
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 9PA
Tel: 01794 368733
Fax: 01794 368813
Email:
reception@hillier.co.uk

FOR COMMENT/ ENQUIRIES REGARDING THE WEBSITE: markpitman@hillier.co.uk  

Hillier Nurseries Ltd is registered in England at
Ampfield House,
Ampfield,Romsey,
Hampshire
SO51 9PA


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Andrew McIndoe
Andrew McIndoe
Following a Degree in Horticulture at Bath University, Andrew started his career with Hillier Nurseries in 1974, initially as manager of the company’s garden centre in Winchester. ...
Chelsea 2007 Hillier Garden Centres and Nurseries Planting with Trees
Chelsea 2007 Hillier Garden Centres and Nurseries Planting with Trees
Hillier Nurseries will be hoping for their 62nd consecutive Chelsea Gold Medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, with a design that plays to the company’s core strengths:...
Chelsea 2007 Planting with Trees
Chelsea 2007 Planting with Trees
Highlighting Species of Trees Andrew McIndoe’s design creates a series of garden rooms to illustrate how best to incorporate trees into different garden situations. An avenue of Betula utilis...
Chelsea 2008 The Hillier ‘Sail for Gold’ Garden wins Chelsea Gold
Chelsea 2008 The Hillier ‘Sail for Gold’ Garden wins Chelsea Gold
The Hillier ‘Sail for Gold’ Garden wins Chelsea Gold Romsey’s Hillier Nurseries have won Gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for their Garden inspired by the achievements of the...
Hillier celebrate as they win a 66th consecutive Chelsea Gold medal
Hillier celebrate as they win a 66th consecutive Chelsea Gold medal
Hillier Nurseries have overcome a difficult growing season to win their 66th consecutive Chelsea Gold medal with a spectacular exhibit on the theme of „Feel Good about Gardening?. This is the...
Hillier Garden Centre Bath
Hillier Garden Centre Bath
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Garden Centre Bath Whiteway Road, Bath N E Somerset BA2 2RG Manager – Mr. Richard Ratcliffe Plant...
Hillier Garden Centre Botley
Hillier Garden Centre Botley
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Garden Centre Botley Woodhouse Lane, Botley Nr. Southampton, Hampshire SO30 2EZ Manager – Mr. Dave...
Hillier Garden Centre Chichester
Hillier Garden Centre Chichester
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Garden Centre Chichester Main Rd., Bosham Chichester, West Sussex PO18 8FL Manager – Mr. George...
Hillier Garden Centre Eastbourne
Hillier Garden Centre Eastbourne
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Garden Centre Eastbourne Hailsham Road, Stone Cross Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5BS Manager – Mr....
Hillier Garden Centre Hemel Hempstead
Hillier Garden Centre Hemel Hempstead
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Garden Centre Hemel Hempstead Leighton Buzzard Road, Piccotts End Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 3BA Manager...
Hillier Garden Centre Horsham
Hillier Garden Centre Horsham
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Garden Centre Horsham Brighton Road, Horsham West Sussex RH13 6QA Manager – Mr. Terry Clarke Plant...
Hillier Garden Centre Liss
Hillier Garden Centre Liss
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Garden Centre Liss Farnham Road, Liss, Nr. Petersfield Hampshire GU33 6LJ Manager – Mr Chris...
Hillier Garden Centre Newbury
Hillier Garden Centre Newbury
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Garden Centre Newbury Priors Court Road, Hermitage Thatcham, Berks RG18 9TG Manager – Mr. Nick...
Hillier Garden Centre Redditch
Hillier Garden Centre Redditch
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Garden Centre Redditch Henley Road, Mappleborough Green Studley, Warwickshire B80 7DR Manager – Mr....
Hillier Garden Centre Romsey
Hillier Garden Centre Romsey
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Garden Centre Romsey Botley Road, Romsey Hampshire SO51 8ZL Manager – Mr. Nigel Budgen Plant Area...
Hillier Garden Centre Sunningdale
Hillier Garden Centre Sunningdale
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Garden Centre Sunningdale Sunningdale Nurseries, London Road Windlesham, Surrey GU20 6LQ Manager...
Hillier Garden Centre Winchester
Hillier Garden Centre Winchester
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Garden Centre Winchester Romsey Road, Winchester Hampshire SO22 5DN Manager – Mr. Phil Golding Plant...
Hillier Nurseries At The Rhs Chelsea Flower Show 2009
Hillier Nurseries At The Rhs Chelsea Flower Show 2009
Gardening for the time of your life.................. The Hillier exhibit for Chelsea 2009 plots the journey through the Seven Ages of the British Gardener from the starter home and garden at First...
Hillier Nurseries At The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010
Hillier Nurseries At The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010
Adventures in Gardening’ Hillier at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010 In partnership with The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company “Gardening is an Adventure is our message for Chelsea...
Hillier Nurseries Launch New Plants at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009
Hillier Nurseries Launch New Plants at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009
Cordylines Cordylines have made their way from New Zealand to the Torbay seafront and are now an essential ingredient in British gardens. Plant breeders have had considerable success in raising...
HILLIER NURSERIES WINS A RECORD 62ND CONSECUTIVE CHELSEA GOLD MEDAL
HILLIER NURSERIES WINS A RECORD 62ND CONSECUTIVE CHELSEA GOLD MEDAL
HILLIER OVERCOMES HUGE CHALLENGES TO PRODUCE A GOLDEN RESULT John Hillier, President of Hillier Nurseries, and a member of the staging team, is delighted: “Our Gold Medal success this year...
Hillier Plant Centre Braishfield
Hillier Plant Centre Braishfield
WELCOME TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES By Andrew McIndoe, Garden Centre Director Hillier Plant Centre Braishfield Jermyns Lane, Braishfield, Nr. Romsey Hampshire SO51 0QA Manager – Mr. Bob...
Hillier Trees grace the new RHS Glasshouse at Wisley
Hillier Trees grace the new RHS Glasshouse at Wisley
Exquisite specimen trees and shrubs from Hillier Nurseries have been selected by the Royal Horticultural Society to feature in key positions around the new bicentennial Glasshouse at Wisley. As the...
LCpl Johnson Beharry VC for Help for Heroes at Chelsea 2008
LCpl Johnson Beharry VC for Help for Heroes at Chelsea 2008
LCpl Johnson Beharry VC and Chelsea Pensioner Charles Bigland came to the Hillier Chelsea Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital to promote the Help for...
Sustainability and Innovation on the Hillier ‘Sail for Gold’ Exhibit
Sustainability and Innovation on the Hillier ‘Sail for Gold’ Exhibit
Gardening conditions in the UK are changing, and this year’s Hillier exhibit is packed with product innovations and plants to help satisfy the needs of British gardeners. Planting for...
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