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Time to get Excited

New for 2022 is our light trail at the award-winning Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.

We will showcase the gardens as they have never been seen before, transforming them into an awe-inspiring, kaleidoscopic and multi-sensory world of light and sound.  A truly unforgettable, magical walking experience for the whole family, and lovers of the great outdoors.

You’ll find a shimmering Tree of Joy, hypnotic lasers around the pond, mesmerising projected animals on the trees and a breathtakingly beautiful light show in Himalayan Valley to name just a few of this year’s spectacular and festive light art installations. We also have a feast of delicious street food and festive drinks for you to enjoy along your journey.

Limited capacity applies so Book Now to guarantee your special 2022 Christmas experience!
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What’s In Store For You?

As well as our spectacular light trail experience, we have lots of festive street food and festive drink options. Watch this space as we get closer to our event and share even more exciting trimmings you can expect!


Light Up Hillier Gardens opens weekly from Wednesday to Sunday, between November 24th - December 31st, 2022 with the exception of Christmas week where we are open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.   You can book a time slot every 15 minutes from 4:30pm - 8.00pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult and under 2’s go free.

Peak : 4:30pm -  6:15pm

Family of 4
2 Adults +  2 Children
16 Years & Over
2 - 15 Years

Off-Peak : 6:30pm -  8:00pm

Family of 4
2 Adults +  2 Children
16 Years & Over
2 - 15 Years

Ticket Price Breakdown

All ticket prices include See Tickets’ Booking Fee.  Reserved Parking is free. Complimentary carer tickets are available, please read the terms and conditions in Ticket Advice. Please be advised prices may vary depending on a range of promotions and offers throughout the year.
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Where to find us

The Gardens are located between Winchester and Romsey with neighbouring Southampton just 10 miles away. Click here to plot your journey.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Jermyns Lane
Ampfield, Romsey
SO51 0QA

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Parking is included with your ticket. Please reserve your space when you book.  You can access the car park from 4:15pm. It is a 5–10-minute walk to the start of the light trail. There are Disabled parking bays located nearest to the Visitors Centre. Spaces are limited so please book early to secure your space.

We have 2 electric vehicle charging points.  These are managed by NewMotion and can be used with a Shell Recharge card. You can request this card through the Shell Recharge App. (Normal charging fees apply.)


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