Hydrangeas and lamiums looking a real treat.

WELCOME TO HILLTOP GARDEN

 

THE  GARDEN OPENING TIMES the nursery garden photos our  dahlias garden stone art recycle plant pots GROUP VISITS AND LINKS
 
  Gazebo Hilltop Garden   Blackmore Vale from Hilltop Garden  
  In one corner a round gazebo with shingled roof is a pleasant shady nook in which to relax while gazing across the garden to the cottage, whilst elsewhere other benches and seats are warm and sunny.   From the garden there are far reaching misty blue views over the tranquil and pastoral Blackmore Vale, the very centre and epitome of Thomas Hardy's  Wessex.  
The conservatory at Hilltop Garden is a great refuge on a wet day   Hannahs Garden Hilltop Garden   Verbascum Hilltop Garden
On cool days visitors often linger in the conservatory with tea and cake.   A hot spot in this sunny corner.   Verbascum flowers will last longer out of the hot sun.
Kniphofia uvaria Nobilis ,at Hilltop Garden,the original plant coming from Great Dixter. Rudbeckia Herbstsonne at Hilltop Garden
These giant red hot pokers excite lots of interest on our open days. Rudbeckia Herbstsonne, another tall one, eight foot high and hides our poly tunnel.
Looking across the garden to the oak tree. This tree was planted about 1800 and is the same age as the cottage. Just the thing after a hard days work, lean on the back gate and admire the view.
Doff Hooper nee Higgs used to revisit the garden at Hilltop until she was 85 Walter Arthur Higgs outside Hilltop Garden 1928
Mr Higgs and family setting out on a Sunday picnic in a borrowed trap 1928. Taken outside Hilltop.

We hope you have enjoyed looking at some of our pictures, the real thing is so much nicer!.

 

Doff Higgs, in the garden 1928, aged 12.  
  Brian & Josse Emerson. Hilltop. Woodville. Stour Provost. Gillingham. Dorset SP85LY    Tel:01747 838512

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