Hillier Garden Centre officially recognised as tourist destination

Hillier Garden Centre Eastbourne has been granted seven brown tourist signs by East Sussex County Council, officially putting Hillier on the map as a tourist destination.

Hillier submitted its application to the council's Road Safety Department in April 2012, including details of its coffee shop, gardening club and regular programme of events.

Seven brown tourist signs have been installed on the B2104 Rattle Road/Lion Hill and B2247 junctions to help direct visitors to the centre.

Hillier Eastbourne garden centre manager Glyn Webster said: "After what's been a difficult few months for garden centres with the unexpected snow and harsh weather conditions, we're thrilled to be granted tourist status.

"Although our focus remains delivering high quality plants and trees, Hillier Eastbourne would not be the same without our 110 seat cafe and regular visitor activities."

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