Clacton Road, Essex, CO16 9DN
01255 831083

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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

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April 30, 2024
Special Offers in May: Deals You Can't Miss at Our Essex Garden Centre!

This month at Hilltop Garden Centre in Essex, we're thrilled to offer some fantastic deals on perennials and compost, perfect for rejuvenating your garden as the weather warms up. Our team has curated a selection of top-quality products to help you make the most of the growing season. Here's a closer look at our current […]

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April 30, 2024
Hilltop Garden Centre Celebrates World Bee Day

At Hilltop Garden Centre near Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, we understand the importance of bees and other pollinators in our ecosystems. That's why we're excited to celebrate World Bee Day on 20th May! The United Nations designated this day to raise awareness about the critical role bees play in our environment and food supply. This year, […]

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April 30, 2024
How to Create the Perfect Year-Round BBQ Area

National BBQ Week is just around the corner, running from 27th May to 2nd June. It's the perfect time to transform your garden into a warm and inviting BBQ space where you can entertain friends and family. At Hilltop Garden Centre, we've got everything you need to create the ultimate year-round BBQ area in your […]

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