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ADDRESS:
Hilltop Garden Centre,
Shilton Lane,
Shilton,
Coventry CV7 9LH

OWNER:
Privately owned

TELEPHONE NUMBER:
02476 614752

WEBSITE:
The website can be found here.

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Entrance to Hilltop Garden Centre, Coventry The area devoted to plants could be described as that of a medium to large garden centre however at Hilltop they have managed to cram a lot of plants into this area. The paths are slightly narrower than normal allowing more space for plant displays. The surface is solid all the way round and easy to walk on. The plant bays are arranged attractively, not just simple row upon row.

A view of the plants area, click to enlarge it It's not bad news at Hilltop if it's raining because the main pathway is under cover as are several other areas. The choice of plants is wide-ranging from common varieties to others which are slightly unusual. They stock an unusually large selection of ornamental and fruit trees. All the plants were in tip top condition and keenly priced.

One minor problem we have with the plants area is the lack of large signs. With a largish plants area it is difficult to find specific plants easily. The smaller, individual plant labels are fine, descriptive and helpful.

OUR VIDEO OF THE PLANTS AT HILLTOP GARDEN CENTRE, COVENTRY

Children are well catered for at Hilltop with their own Enchanted Castle play area which has swings, slides and climbing areas - and it's free! There is a picnic area with benches and tables provided.

The interior sales area is large and very well laid out. The ceiling is a proper one and covers up the unattractive metal girders so often found in many garden centres. The staff have made great efforts to layout the are in a very attractive fashion with centre piece displays.

Al the gardening goods you may want are there for sale as well as lots of non-gardening items. The range of water features is very large and pleasantly displayed. Indoor and outdoor furniture, cards, gifts, bird food and pet food are all well featured. Overall this is one of the better laid out garden centres inside and it makes shopping a pleasurable experience.

CAFE
To give you an idea of the cafe prices, full breakfast is 4.99, small breakfast 3.99, toasted sandwiches with two fillings 2.99, baguetttes and paninis with fillings 3.50, main meal specials 5 to 7. Coffee is 1.50, tea 1.75 and a range of cakes. These are excellent prices in comparison to similar garden centres.

The quality of the food is very good as well. The food is on display in a covered cabinet and the main meals on a hot plate. Where cooking is required it is done in the same area and not behind closed doors! In 2012 the Food Standards Agency awarded the cafe at the Hilltop Garden Centre the top food hygiene rating of five stars out of five.

You queue up to order your food and then take a numbered plaque. Almost all the food is then served to your table. Often this type of serving system results in delays but not at this cafe. Service is prompt, efficient and pleasant.

There are three areas in the cafe; a totally enclosed area, another are in a light and airy glass walled conservatory and the third area being outside for sunny days. All three areas are laid out in a simple, basic but pleasant manner.

WEATHER FORECAST: Click here for the weather forecast in the Coventry area.

Other Details:
Toilets are on site.
Wheelchairs are available at the door for free.
Large, flat car park near to the entrance.

OPENING TIMES:
Monday 9.00 am 5.30 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am 5.30 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am 5.30 pm
Thursday 9.00 am 5.30 pm
Friday 9.00 am 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am 5.30 pm
Sunday 10.00 am 3.00 pm
We take care to ensure the above information is correct but if you are travelling some distance you may wish to contact Hilltop Garden Centre to ensure the opening hours have not changed. Contact them on 02476 614752.

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