Clacton Road, Essex, CO16 9DN
01255 831083

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Discover a New Dining Favourite

Indulge in a culinary journey at our restaurant, led by our expert French Head Chef. From hearty breakfasts to delightful dinners, and cakes to savoury snacks, our diverse menu caters to every palate. Enjoy panoramic views that stretch for miles, with beautiful in and outdoor dining spaces. Join us and discover why we're a local favourite!








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From top plant picks to pro tips, count on our friendly staff for expert advice

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75 years of blooming excellence

For more than three generations, Hilltop Garden Centre has been run by our family for yours'. We're woven into the community, dedicated to brightening your garden, home and our shared environment.

Go on, you deserve it!

Treat yourself to a well-deserved break - and a little indulgence - at our restaurant. Enjoy delicious cakes, tempting treats and savoury snacks on your own or with a friend.
(Got lots of friends? Want to host your club? Let us know and we'll book a spot especially for you)

What our customers say

"Friendly staff, gorgeous plants. A really good selection of indoor and alpine plants. Great gifts too! Highly recommended."

Jennifer L.

Google review
"All the lovely things you expect from a garden centre - plants obviously but a large array of everything you need including garden accessories, lovely kids section of garden tools, wellies, jams, pickles and lovely greetings cards - the list goes on. The jewel in the crown is their cafe. Love, love, love this place."

Julie T.

Google review
"Really helpful. Lovely place to go for something to eat - food is lovely. We had Ploughman's and it was really unbelievable. Not like one I've had before."

Mrs. Harvey

Google review

Latest News

Find out what's on, what's new and what's on special
June 30, 2024
July Gardening Tips from Hilltop Garden Centre

Hello from the Hilltop team! We’re delighted to share some gardening tips and advice for the beautiful month of July. As a family-run business specialising in quality plants and friendly customer service for over 75 years, Hilltop Garden Centre understands the importance of the home and garden. We're here to help your garden, home, and […]

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June 30, 2024
Summer Treats in Hilltop's Restaurant this July

Hello from Hilltop Garden Centre! As a family-run business with over 75 years of experience, we take pride in not only offering quality plants and friendly service but also in creating a community space where everyone can feel at home. This month, our restaurant has some exciting new offers and delicious treats to enjoy. Whether […]

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June 30, 2024
Special Offers at Hilltop Garden Centre in July

Hilltop Garden Centre, a family-run business with over 75 years of experience in providing quality plants and friendly customer service, is more than just a garden centre — it's a community hub. Dedicated to making your garden, home, and life bloom brighter, our knowledgeable Hilltop team is excited to share this month's special offers. If […]

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