About us

Hilltop Nurseries is a family owned and run business, started in 1971 by John and Muriel Heyhoe on a site that was formally a small holding.  With 1 greenhouse and a 2 acre plot they started growing tomatoes and cut flowers and selling at the door and over the past 40 plus years, the business has grown and developed into what it is today


John and Muriel have all but retired, but still like to put in a few days a week, the main day to day running of the business is done by their daughter, Lesley, who spent 15 years working in a high street bank before making the move manage the family business.

At Hilltop nurseries, we grow 60% of the plants that we sell, here on the premises which makes us one of the only garden centres/nurseries in the area to do so.  The people who work here are either trained in horticulture, keen gardeners or both.  

At Hilltop Nurseries you won’t find gifts, cards, clothing and much of the assorted lines that the big garden centres sell but you will find a large selection of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, roses, alpines, trees, hedging, herbs, vegetable plants, chemicals, fertilizers, compost, gravel, pots and bedding plants, all at a reasonable price looked after by staff that love their plants.

We are open 7 days a week