Chrysanthemum tricolor,one of the many unusual annuals here at Hilltop.



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

For the

 National Gardens Scheme

Sundays  July 16th,  July 23th,

July 30st,  August 6th,

August 13th, and August 20st.

All dates
2-6 pm.   Admission 3.00.  Children & students free.


Map. If lost ring 01747 838512

Hilltop is situated in North Dorset close

 to the Somerset and Wiltshire borders,

 equidistant from the towns of

 Shaftesbury, Gillingham and

 Sturminster Newton, in a very quiet yet

 accessible rural location just south of

 the A30 Shaftesbury to Sherborne road.

Brian and Josse Emerson in Hilltop Garden,photo by Philip Smith

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A selection of delicious home-made cakes, tea or coffee, will be on offer every open day for you to enjoy in the garden or conservatory.

Groups also have the opportunity to visit at other times, please look at our group visits page.

Regrettably the garden is unsuitable for wheelchairs.

We look forward to seeing you this coming summer.


Charming and unusual outdoor loo. Photo by Carole Drake.

Visitors are invited to use our
 new charming outdoor 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

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


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

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