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Hillier Partnering with BBC Gardeners’ World for 2021 Spring Fair

Hillier Nurseries is proud to announce a collaboration with the new BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair. The outdoor event, which takes place in the grounds of Beaulieu, Hampshire from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th May 2021, will offer a host of gardening inspiration, including the all-new Hillier Experience.   For almost 30 years, visitors to BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC have enjoyed a host of gardening advice and inspiration. With gardening becoming increasingly popular… Read More

Hillier Unveils Designs for BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair

May 2021 Visitors to the new BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair at Beaulieu in Hampshire, which takes place on 28th to 30th May, will experience a stunning four-part garden display when they make a stop at the all-new Hillier Experience. Details of the exhibit, which takes visitors from dawn to dusk, have now been unveiled. The stunning garden feature will take people on a journey, showcasing how a garden and its plants can evoke the… Read More

Hillier Achieves Carbon Footprint Reduction in Year Two of Planet Mark Certification

In the second year of carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark, we are pleased to have seen a carbon footprint decrease of 15.1% across our business. From 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020, the total carbon footprint of Hillier has been calculated to be 2,042.0 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint 4.9 tCO2e per employee. In order to better measure our environmental performance, in 2018, Hillier Nurseries joined The Planet Mark.… Read More

Transformation of Hillier Garden Centre Marlow Now Complete

A major transformation project at Hillier Garden Centre Marlow that began just before the spring has now been completed. Visitors to the centre can now enjoy the many significant improvements, which include a 10,000 square metre covered outdoor plant area, completely refurbished restaurant and total refit of the indoor shop area. The developments have all been designed to make the experience much more enjoyable for visitors. From the moment of arrival, the impressive bright new… Read More

Exciting Transformation Project Begins at Hillier Garden Centre Marlow

An artist’s impression of the new entrance canopy Visitors to Hillier Garden Centre Marlow can now spot signs of development work throughout the Centre. Significant investment is being made into improvement works, with changes made to the plant area, restaurant and shop. The transformation process began in mid-February 2020 and will continue in stages throughout spring. Once complete, visitors will find it easier to locate the right plants for the right area of their garden… Read More

Hillier Continues Long-running Commitment to Sustainability with ISO 14001 and The Planet Mark

Hillier Nurseries is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded ISO 14001 accreditation. ISO 14001 is a globally recognised standard, providing an agreed framework to follow regarding Environmental Management Systems. It indicates that a company is having less of an impact on the environment and has strong systems in place; increasingly commercial organisations are looking for suppliers and partners to be able to demonstrate this and other standards. Hillier aims to be a… Read More

Hillier Gets Green Light for Major Extension Project at Hillier Garden Centre Newbury

Visitors to Hillier Garden Centre Newbury can look forward to a transformed experience, following a resolution by West Berkshire Council to grant planning permission for a major extension project. Once complete, the project will see the Garden Centre become an even more attractive and inspiring shopping destination. More than 2,500m2 of additional retail space is planned — almost triple the existing area — housed within a new glass-fronted building with apex roofline. This will create… Read More

Hillier Celebrates an Outstanding Year at Annual Awards Evening

The successes and achievements of Hillier people, plus support and efforts of leading industry suppliers, were celebrated at the annual Hillier Garden Centre Awards, held on Sunday 24th November 2019. With the company achieving a record-breaking year for the third year running there was a jubilant atmosphere, but also the opportunity to reflect on some of the most important issues facing the industry. In the last year, five new garden centres have been added to… Read More

Hillier Delighted to Be Part of Community with New Garden Centre Three Legged Cross

The new and much anticipated Hillier Garden Centre in Three Legged Cross has arrived, taking over the site previously owned by Wyevale. The centre will now go through a process of transformation, with new Hillier ranges available from late autumn. Through this new centre, Hillier looks forward to being part of the local community, sharing the company’s passion for plants, offering gardening expertise and becoming a friendly destination for people to meet, eat and be… Read More

Hillier Teams Going the Extra Mile for Maggie’s Centres at the Clarendon Marathon

On 6th October, a number of teams from Hillier will be swapping pruning gear for running gear as they take part in the Clarendon Marathon. The 26.2 mile run stretches from Salisbury all the way to Winchester, the birth city of Hillier all the way back in 1864. The Hillier Wholesale Nurseries division of the company will be fielding a team of four, who will work together to complete the full marathon as a relay.… Read More

Hillier Garden Centres Welcomes Four New Centres to Family

We are delighted to announce that, as of 26 June 2019, the new and much anticipated Hillier Garden Centres in Cheddar, Dorking, Lechlade and Marlow have arrived. These take over the sites previously owned by Wyevale. The addition of these new centres means Hillier now owns 16 garden centres across the South of England. The new centres will now go through a process of transformation, with new Hillier ranges available from the autumn. Through the new centres, we look forward to being… Read More

Recyclable Plant Pots Available at Hillier Garden Centres

The use of and disposal of plastics is rapidly becoming one of the most important environmental concerns of our time. While gardening brings many great benefits to the ecosystem, we know many of our customers are concerned about what to do with plastic plant pots and we are often asked about recycling. We are delighted to announce that kerbside recyclable pots are now available from Hillier Garden Centres. These have been introduced by our own Hillier… Read More

Hillier Welcomes Adam Dunnett to its Board of Directors

Hillier Nurseries is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Dunnett to its Board of Directors, effective from 4th April 2019. He will also continue in his role as Amenity Sales Director. Chairman of Hillier, Robert Hillier, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Adam to the board; he brings with him a wealth of industry experience. Our top-quality trees have always been a huge part of Hillier business and our Amenity team continues to go from… Read More

Hillier Celebrates Another Record Breaking Year at Annual Awards

Hillier Garden Centre Newbury, winners of Garden Centre of the Year 2018. The annual Hillier Garden Centre Awards, held on Sunday 25th November 2018, were an opportunity to once again reflect on the successes and challenges for the industry as well as celebrate leading suppliers and Hillier people who have excelled in another record-breaking year for the company. In a year characterised by extreme cold and hot spells, it was no surprise that the weather was… Read More

Navigating the Chelsea Landscape

The MJT Landscapes team, together with Caitlin McLaughlin, on build day one of ‘Spring’ by Hillier for Chelsea Flower Show 2017 For the second year running, Landscaping Contractors MJT Landscapes are supporting Hillier with our Chelsea Flower Show garden. MJT Landscapes Founder, Mark Tomlinson, shares some of the most challenging and rewarding elements in the creation of ‘Spring’ by Hillier. MJT Landscapes and Hillier first worked together for the Chelsea Flower Show in 2016, when the company… Read More

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