About Hilltop

Gardens

Gourd Walk

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The “gourd walk” at Hilltop is a unique display of many different types of gourds. Many seeds are saved from these gourds in the fall and then started in our greenhouse in the spring.  After any danger of frost, the new starts are planted along the 180 foot structure and quickly vine their way up and over the 8 foot tall trellis. The gourds soon hang down from the top of the structure and along the sides creating an enclosure that is a fun walk for all ages. Keep your eye out for upcoming art classes at Hilltop that will demonstrate different create ways to use these gourds.

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