About Hillier Garden Centre Banbury
Hillier Garden Centre Banbury is one of the Hiller branded 18 garden centres, located across the South of England, where you’ll find top quality plants and everything you need for your garden.
At the garden centre in Banbury, you will find a fantastic range of quality plants, garden items and homewares, plus friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you find what you need.
Hillier Nurseries was founded in 1864 when Edwin Hillier purchased a two-acre nursery with a companion florist’s shop in Winchester. Edwin Hillier gradually passed the management of the business over to his two sons, Edwin Lawrence and Arthur Richard. And in 1921, his grandson Harold, the eldest son of Edwin Lawrence, had joined the staff.
Harold Hillier, like his grandfather Edwin who died in 1926, combined the ability to think and act, both as a plantsman and an astute businessman. He was knighted in 1983, five years after his remarkable arboretum had been gifted to Hampshire County Council.
During the 1970s and 1980s, the company burgeoned in several directions, supplying trees and shrubs in volume and a variety of sizes. And as garden centres gained popularity across the UK, the company replaced its mail order service with a network of Hillier Garden Centre stockists in 1992.
Now, in the 21st century, leading up to the 150th birthday of Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres, they continue to strive to supply plants, gardening accessories and services of the highest calibre, goals.