Huxleys Bird of Prey Centre and Gardens

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    The Garden and Centre   
The centre began as the founder Julian's private collection and was moved to its current location in 1993. Its hard to believe that the site where Huxley's and its stunning garden stands was once a dumping site for the garden centre. However after lots of blood, sweat and tears Julian managed to turn the abandoned land into a well loved home for all the birds.

In the summer, the garden border is a mass of colour, with lavender and the largest dahlia blooms that you have ever seen. There is also a collection of tropical plants, such as Palms, Thunbergias and Tree Ferns.

Our Japanese water feature has a variety of Acers and Bamboos planted around the pond. Scattered around the garden are seats for you to sit on and relax, away from the stresses of every day life. Our aviaries are set around the sides of the garden so there's plenty of scope to wander round the path. The Display Lawn is central to the centre with plenty of seating to watch the birds flying. Our aim is to ensure that our visitors have a pleasant day with us, with plenty of information about our birds, and other birds of prey in general, including habitat and conservation.
There are always staff around if you have a particular question to ask.
We are proud of the fact that the garden has won awards in its own right. We have won a Gold award for the best commercial premises in Horsham in Bloom, and we have also been featured in National Garden magazine.

Sadly Julian passed away in October 2021 but his legacy lives on with the new ownership of his son Shane and all the support from the volunteers.
Meet Huxley!
Come and meet our longest standing resident at the Centre, the bird it was all named after.

Huxley hatched in 1974 and can still be seen sunbathing in his aviary on a nice sunny day. He loves nothing more than sitting watching the centre overseeing the daily management and displays.

Huxley's Bird of Prey Centre and Gardens
Hillier Garden Centre,
Brighton Road,
Postal Address ONLY
Falcon Lodge,
Sedgewick Lane,
RH13 6QD
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