Phlox Natascha, forever popular with visitors.



THE  GARDEN OPENING TIMES the nursery garden photos our  dahlias garden stone art recycle plant pots GROUP VISITS AND LINKS


Groups are most welcome at any time during June, July and August by arrangement,  admission 5.50 and this includes tea or coffee and a selection of home made cakes.

The garden seats up to 50 people comfortably.

Coach parking directly outside garden entrance.

Garden Loo

Once you have visited our garden here at Hilltop why not make the most of your day out and go to some of the other gardens nearby, all  are of great interest and beautifully situated in various parts of rural North Dorset. Organised group visits are welcome at every garden, also N.G.S. and other garden open days often coincide.

Shute House
Donhead St Mary
Shaftesbury Wiltshire
01935 814389

Shute House

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, one of our finest landscape architects, was commissioned in 1969 to create a water garden for Lady Anne and Captain Michael Tree. The result was Shute House Gardens; his favourite and, some say, finest work

Grange Cottage
Golden Hill,  Stourton Caundle,  Dorset,  DT10 2JP
01963 364651

Grange Cottage

Come and discover the peace and tranquillity of a real cottage garden


Frith House
DT10 2SD
Mr & Mrs Patrick Sclater
01963 250809

Approached down long drive with fine views. 4 acres of garden around Edwardian house and self contained hamlet. Range of mature trees, lakes and flower borders. House terrace edged by rose border and featuring Lutyensesque wall fountain and game larder. Well stocked kitchen gardens.


The Old Rectory
Pulham Dorchester
Mr & Mrs N Elliott
01258 817595

4 acres formal and informal gardens surround C18 rectory with splendid views. Yew hedges enclose circular herbaceous borders with late summer colour. Exuberantly planted terrace with purple and white beds. Box parterres, mature trees, pond, fernery, ha-ha, pleached hornbeam circle. 10 acres woodland walks. Flourishing and newly extended bog garden

Springhead Trust



A magical fusion of dramatic landscape, 18th century mill buildings, spring filled lake and magnificent gardens


How to look good and feel comfortable when gardening

tasteful t-shirts

Paul Harvey

Not a garden but you may visit his website

Contemporary Bird and Wildlife Sculpture


Brian & Josse Emerson. Hilltop. Woodville. Stour Provost. Gillingham. Dorset SP85LY    Tel:01747 838512

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