About Hilltop

Gardens

Libby’s Border -Libby’s border, named after Libby Frey, a long time Hilltop volunteer who established the garden in 1980, displays a large variety of daffodils, daylilies and irises...

Urban Garden  - The urban garden at Hilltop demonstrates different gardening techniques for those that do not have a lot of garden space or poor soils...

Children’s Garden - The children’s garden is comprised of two 80’x40’ gardens separated by an arbor walkway. The garden is mainly used during the youth garden program, but will also be used for educational tours and school field trips...

Shade Gardens - Maintained by a group of “Shady Ladies” from the Bloomington Garden Club, our shade garden demonstrates a variety of shade tolerant plants...

Herb Garden - In memory of Arlene Ferguson, and early supporter of Hilltop, this garden was established in 1981 by the Ferguson family. The garden is planted with herbs arranged in a geometric shaped lattice pattern...

Pollinator Garden - Our pollinator garden displays many different annual and perennial plants that attract a variety of pollinators in our area...

Indigo Field - The indigo field is part of a The IndiGrowing Blue project led and managed by IU Textiles Professor, Rowland Ricketts. The project educates people about growing and dying with the natural plant dye, indigo...

Tea Garden - The tea garden is a circle separated into eight pie shaped sections with walking paths through the middle. Each section contains plants that are used for culinary purposes such as tea or flavoring baked goods...

Gourd Walk - The “gourd walk” at Hilltop is a unique display of many different types of gourds...

Compost Demonstration - The compost demonstration are displays a few different composting methods we use at Hilltop...

Edible Campus Garden - The campus garden is an IU Office of Sustainability project that aims to foster environmental and social sustainability by creating interactive, edible gardening spaces on the IU-Bloomington campus...

Cacti/Succulent Display - Hilltop has an array of colorful cacti and succulents. A group of volunteers, our cactus cowpokes, help us manage the number of cacti and succulents we have...