Sir Harold Hillier Gardens are award winning Gardens which include fantastic seasonal planting displays set in 180 acres. Each year memorable events take place and this summer will be no exception. Bring the whole family to a weekend celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (2-5 June, normal garden admission applies, booking essential) with special entertainment and culture, events, trails and activities in the Gardens. Come together for this memorable weekend and historic milestone to celebrate The Queen’s 70 years of service and Official Birthday. On the 21 November 2003 Her Majesty The Queen planted a special tree in the Winter Gardens, which coincided with the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the Gardens.