Our history

Hills was founded in 1920 by George Hill who developed a small market garden in Epsom, Surrey, selling product through his local market stall. After the end of the Second World War, George’s sons, Claude, Godfrey and Norman joined the business.

During this period a florist shop was opened in Epsom town centre and the market stall continued to flourish. Glasshouses were built and a wide range of crops were grown (including Cut Flower Chrysanthemums, Daffodils, Tulips, Perennials, Bedding and Tomatoes).

George Hill

Kevin, Peter & Guy Hill

Claude’s sons, Peter, Kevin and Guy, relocated the business to Chichester in 1972 and here it has expanded to include over 5 acres of ornamental pot plant production with the latest 2 acre production area completed in 2007.

Now on the 4th generation of Hills, Hill Brothers has an excellent understanding of the UK market. Since the 1980’s Hills has been supplying direct to the UK supermarkets.

Hills continues to work in partnership with a number of specialist local growers to maintain and expand the current range of products; which include Betulia, Hydrangea, Lavender, Cyclamen, Fuchsias and Lilies. They also produce large volumes of Poinsettias for the Christmas season.

We are always looking to help UK growers to expand their production and if you think you have a product that you think would be of interest to add to our range we would love to hear from you.

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