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Welcome to Hilltop Gardens and Greenhouses!

 “Southern Iowa’s Best Kept Secret!  – Come to where the other garden centers buy their plants”


How We Got Started

In 1998 we started with one small greenhouse to use as a hobby to grow our own plants.

People in the community then started showing interest, which sparked the hobby turning into what is now Hilltop Gardens & Greenhouses (HTG) growing to 14 greenhouses with over 20,000 square feet under cover.

Some of Our Specialties

We grow over 700 varieties of annuals, a large selection of perennials, vegetable plants and native wildflowers.

We specialize in combination hanging baskets and patio container baskets and on opening day you can find as many as 4,000 to choose from in our greenhouses.

We also offer a variety of seeds, gardening accessories including gloves, birdfeeders, gardening tools, watering attachments, fertilizers, potting soil, mulch, and much more with new items arriving every spring.

We’re a Garden Center Source

We have established relationships with many garden centers and greenhouses for which we provide annuals, vegetables, perennials, hanging baskets, and patio containers.

Take a short drive and come straight to the growing center, see where other garden centers are buying their plants.

Famous For Our Mums

We have huge high quality garden mums that are started in June and are ready by September and October. Currently we have over 1,000 mums to choose from in a variety of colors and bloom times.

We also offer pumpkins, gourds, and straw in the fall.

Native Wildflowers

We’re ready to help you with any of your native wildflower needs. We have been growing native flowers since the beginning of our business and have grown most every variety.

These plants require much different handling and growing practices than the normal hybridized annuals most greenhouses produce.

If you’re looking for an extremely different landscape than your neighbor think about planting some native wildflowers.

Let Us Help You

Hilltop Gardens & Greenhouses employs a knowledgeable staff to help you with any question and is ready to custom design your planters or baskets. If you’re not sure what to do with those empty pots on your deck, drop them off and let us do all the work.

Our diverse staff currently has a combined 25 years of experience in the floral industry and is also available to help with cut flower arrangements, silk and dried flowers, weddings, or whatever your special occasion. Our customers have commented this brings that extra added touch to designing your custom planting.

We believe it’s Your Garden, Your Masterpiece, Our Specialty… If you’ve never gardened before but like the idea and have no idea how to start, don’t worry we can help get you started.

Come Check Us Out!

Don’t hesitate to take a leisurely drive through southern Madison County to see us. We’re just a short drive from Des Moines and located between Winterset and Creston near Lorimor.

As many of our customers have stated who have decided they just had to see what was here “This is the best kept secret in southern Iowa” – we think so and hope you will too.