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The history of Hills

By 22 July 2016September 27th, 2022History
Epsom Market 1950′s

As we approach our 100 year anniversary in 2020, we’ve written this blog to share our unique history as a family business and leading grower in the UK.

George Hill started Hills in 1920 when he sold produce from his small market garden in Epsom, Surrey. Selling his produce at a local market stall, George noticed an increasing demand for quality produce and so the Hills family growing business was formed.

Kevin, Peter & Guy HillAfter 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).

Claude’s sons, Peter, Kevin and Guy (pictured), 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. Under the management of managing director Greg Hill, Hills now supplies quality ornamental pot plants to some of the UK’s leading supermarket brands.

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