The Independent Plant Nurseries Guide and Hillier
Hillier Nurseries champions grow your own
Growing top quality plants and trees is at the heart of Hillier’s business. We are proud to say we still lovingly grow around 2 million plants a year at our nurseries in Hampshire. We heartily support the goal of The Independent Plant Nurseries Guide to promote independent growers.
Hillier was founded more than 150 years ago when Edwin Hillier started the company with the purchase of a two-acre nursery in Winchester, Hampshire. Today Hillier employs around 500 people across its 12 Garden Centres, Wholesale Nursery and Tree Nurseries. Hillier remains a family-run company with the fifth generation actively involved in the business.
Hillier are known as growers of an unbeatable wide range of trees and shrubs. This reputation was established by the late Sir Harold Hillier. His private collection of hardy plants became the world-renowned Hillier Arboretum, known today as the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
Hillier’s Wholesale Nursery division grows shrubs and perennials for quality garden retailers nationwide. Over the years, Hillier has been responsible for numerous plant introductions. Many of these have become essentials in British gardens. Hillier has also been involved in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from its early days. The company is the most successful exhibitor in the show’s history, with a record 71 consecutive RHS Chelsea Gold medals.