The Hilltop Blog
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a stressful year so far, and this looks set to continue over the coming months. Many of us (me included) have found much needed sanctuary in our gardens during this difficult time. Whether you like to spend your time gardening, playing football with the kids, or relaxing with a book, our garden offers us a haven to relax, unwind and forget about the stresses of the outside world.
Since the lockdown many people have become avid gardeners, and who can blame them? Gardening is fun, great exercise and fantastic for your mental health and wellbeing… And unlike other forms of exercise, you are also creating something that will look great and provide you with a comfortable space to relax in! So, if you’re one of the many people who have recently found solace in gardening, here’s some tips on how to extend your talents and create that perfect garden you’ve always dreamed of.
There’s no doubt about it. These are tough times for all of us… With the dreaded COVID-19 forcing us to self-isolate, our physical and mental health are being put under immense strain. If there’s one saving grace, it’s that the weather has (so far) been relatively kind to us. This is great, as it means we can all get some respite by going for a short walk, or by spending time in our garden. Connecting with nature is one of the best ways to reduce stress, but did you know that gardening is also a fantastic way to boost your mental health and wellbeing? It’s true… gardening is great medicine for the soul. Here’s 5 reasons why gardening could be the cure we all need during these uncertain times.
Roll up, Roll up! Come and get your Christmas trees! We are so excited to announce we now have real Christmas trees in-store. We have a huge selection of potted and cut trees of different sizes. So come and choose the perfect tree for your home.
It’s that time of year again. The nights are drawing in, there’s a chill in the air, and the smell of log fires as Winter beckons. That can only mean one thing… Santa’s Grotto is back! From the 1st weekend of December Santa will be opening his doors to all your lucky children to find out what special presents are on their “Most Wanted” lists.
After enjoying the hottest May Day Bank Holiday weekend on record, I think (hope) we can all breathe a sigh of relief and say goodbye to the ridiculously long Winter for another year. It’s time to get out and enjoy your garden again! Well… If your garden’s anything like mine, it will be looking messy and uncared for after the cold, wet, miserable few months we’ve had. Spring started late this year, and It’s very easy to neglect our poor gardens when we are confined to the indoors. But don’t fear! Here are some top tips on how to spruce up your garden and get it looking good as new, quickly and easily, by adding some stylish décor and ornaments to the mix...
What do you mean you’re already putting your Christmas decorations up, it’s still October! We’ve all heard this one before, but for some of us (yes, us included), we just can’t wait to start decorating. Christmas is a wonderful time and as far as we’re concerned it’s never too early to enjoy the spirit of Christmas. So, you’re in for a treat this year as we’ve got some fabulous, unique decorations in store.
At Hilltop Garden Centre we are proud of our selection of quality Garden Furniture. Together with our competitive pricing strategy our garden furniture is not only affordable but extremely stylish and popular with our customers. Selecting the right garden furniture to stock is not as straight forward as you may think. It takes a lot of planning, research and sometimes, luck. So, what process do we go through? Here is a glimpse of the process we go through:
As Autumn is approaching and we are heading into the final part of 2017, we thought it would be a good idea to write about the garden furniture trends of 2017 and perhaps a little insight into what we can expect in 2018.
So, you love to spend time outside but only have a small garden or patio? Well don’t let that stop you! Small gardens and patios can be fantastic intimate spaces to spend time with friends and family, and they are much easier to style then large gardens. In order to make the most of your small space, you need to think “small” and luckily we have some fantastic garden furniture ideas which will turn your small space into the envy of your friends.