Opening dates and times:For NGS: Every Sun 14 July to 18 Aug (2-6); Every Sun 14 July to 18 Aug (2-6)
For other opening times and information, please phone or see garden website
Admission:Adm £2.50, chd free
Description:Summer at Hilltop is a gorgeous riot of colour and scent, the old thatched cottage barely visible amongst the flowers. Unusual annuals and perennials grow alongside the traditional and familiar, boldly combining to make a spectacular display, which attracts an abundance of wildlife. Always something new, the unique, gothic garden loo a great success. Nursery
Further details:This popular, peaceful and very rural garden is set in the very heart of Thomas Hardy country surrounded by fields with long views over the Blackmore Vale to distant misty blue hills.
Upon entering the garden through the little wooden latch gate you will find the most amazing mix of hardy perennials, annuals and an enormous number of different dahlias, all flowering their heads off, crammed into borders, tubs and pots, in and around lawns, paths, pergolas and ponds, any where in fact there is space, and in lots of places where there isn’t.
The garden, full of colour and interest; is focused around an old thatched cottage and an ancient, shady oak. Many seats allow the visitor to contemplate this striking and unusual garden from many angles and at a leisurely pace .The owners, Brian and Josse Emerson, willingly answer any questions about the garden or the plants.
Refreshments are on offer so a mug of tea with homemade cake is very welcome after a stimulating afternoon.