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Hillcrest

A cascade of secluded gardens of distinct character over 1½ acres with a naturalistic approach in some areas. Magnificent, unusual trees, interesting shrubs, perennials and annuals. Choices at every turn, visitors are well rewarded as hidden delights and surprises are revealed. Well placed seats encourage a relaxed pace to fully appreciate the garden's treasures.

Owner Info

Hillcrest
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Hillcrest
Hillcrest

About Hillcrest

Experience the warmest welcome for which this garden’s owner and helpers are well known. Enjoy the transition from the more formal parterre, via the viewing terrace, with intriguing glimpses of the lower garden, to the Rose garden with its variegated Tulip tree then follow the paths which weave their way to the mysterious woodland garden further on. Interesting trees such as Liriodendron, Eucalyptus, Stewartia, Embothrium, Cercidiphyllum, Quercus Rubra, Davidia and Cornus Kousa abound. A long perennial border fronts a Rhododendron area. Quaint little shelters, home made from reclaimed materials, provide ideal resting places.

Throughout the garden there are numerous habitats for wildlife to make homes and find food.
In addition to open days, the garden owner is pleased to arrange private visits by individuals or groups, as there are features of interest in the garden from tulips in April, handkerchiefs, firebushes and cornuses in May/June, right through to the glorious autumnal hues of the trees.
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Location details

Hillcrest,
Blackwood,
Gwent,
NP12 3LB

Directions to Hillcrest
B4254/A469 at T/L head to B'wood. At Xrd take lane ahead,1st on L at top of hill. A4048/B4251 cross Chartist Bridge, 2nd exit on next 2 r'abouts. End of road turn L & immed R onto Waunborfa. 400m on R.

Hillcrest openings

For this open day you can book your tickets in advance. Click on the yellow button below to book or you can just turn up and pay on the day.

Admission Adult: £5.00
Child: Free
Opening times 11:00-17:00

For this open day you can book your tickets in advance. Click on the yellow button below to book or you can just turn up and pay on the day.

Admission Adult: £5.00
Child: Free
Opening times 11:00-17:00

Visit by Arrangement

This garden opens for By Arrangement visits from April to September.

Please contact the garden owner to discuss your requirements and arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit.

Refreshments Light refreshments.
Admission Adult: £5.00
Child: Free

Accessibility

  • Lowest parts of garden not accessible to wheelchairs.
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FAQs

Payment is by cash only. Please get in touch with the owners for more details.

Yes, coaches are accepted at Hillcrest. Please get in touch with the owners for details.

Yes, dogs are welcome at Hillcrest. Please keep the dogs on fixed short leads in the garden and keep in mind that you are responsible for controlling the dog’s behaviour. For any specific rules please ask the owners.

Yes, there are various plants offerred for sale at Hillcrest, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Yes, one or more routes at Hillcrest are accessible to wheelchair users.

Yes. Hillcrest seeks to offer a sustainable refuge for nearby fauna and wildlife. These sanctuaries host diverse habitats supporting indigenous flora and fauna and nurturing local biodiversity.