Free Face Painting

Free face Painting=   Sat 19th & Mon 21st April 2-4pm in Hillmount Belfast & Bangor


Hillmount belfast we have….

Come see the bunnies, lambs, chicks (when they hatch) and pygmy goats!!

Get a pic with Peppa Pig at 3PM Fri, Sat & Mon

Hillmount Fun Day 204JC13 Hillmount Belfast cafe is open on easter Sunday 12-5pm


Please note on Hillmount Bangor & Belfast shop closed on Easter Sunday.




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Come see our Easter chicks ….when they hatch.

See our facebook page to enter our comp to

win a Lindt easter egg worth £19.99!

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imagesCome see Neil Griffith cook a paella on a CADAC BBQ.

Sat 29th April 2-4pm.

CADAC ARE NEW TO HILLMOUNT FOR 2014.  We are delighted to offer Cadac a South African BBQ brand that has good BBQ’s at good prices.

For more info click here


CADAC, the blue cylinder at the heart of every South African home for more then 60 years and a brand which has been woven into the fabric of South African lifestyle.

From the skottel that’s become part of every sports game, to the camping light that’s become part of every family holiday, CADAC is as much a part of South African culture as braais, biltong and boerewors.

CADAC is constantly striving to make outdoor adventure more enjoyable through innovative thinking, continuous research and new product development, and as a result is at the forefront of developing solutions and products that meet changing expectations of the consumer globally.

CADAC, which stands for Commercial And Domestic Appliance Company, is one of the most recognized and trusted brand names in South Africa. It is the leading marketer of a wide range of outdoor leisure and patio products, designed for unequalled durability, portability and convenience.






Power NI logo 20 march 2014

Are you worried about energy costs?  Have you a bit of extra cash in the bank earning next to no interest?  Here’s a thought – what about investing in your future with your own solar PV system which will generate electricity for your home but will also earn you a TAX FREE income for up to 20 years from a government incentive called Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs).

Going solar is hassle free with Power NI, Northern Ireland’s only true one stop shop and experts from Power NI will be on hand on at Hillmount on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of March to talk to you about how easy it is to go solar.

Power NI can look after everything for you from the initial advice right through to the installation and commissioning of the system, but it doesn’t stop there because we will get your system registered for the incentives and will pay you each year for the 20 years.  We really are with you every step of the way!

If you would like to find out more about whether a solar PV system could work for your home, come and visit the Power NI stand on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th March here at Hillmount Garden Centre or if would like to register your interest online, simply click here  to complete the quick and easy form. Register your interest before April 30th and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a free boiler service worth £59.50*

If you would like to find out more about Power NI’s great value products, discounts and savings click here 






As a family we were thrilled to be named ‘Business of the Year’ at the inaugural Castlereagh Business Awards. From humble beginnings in 1940, the hard work of our family and the commitment of our staff have permitted us to grow and develop Hillmount Garden Centre to what it is today. This award also belongs to the people of Castlereagh, as their customer loyalty and dedication to our family business has enabled us to win this accolade!

Come & visit our Easter Chicks, Bunnies & Lambs!

11th April to 21st April

Hillmount Belfast only

*Don’t miss 2pm feeding time!*

Cupcake competition 8th – 9th March 2014


56/58 Upper Braniel Road, Gilnahirk, Belfast Down BT5 7TXDate: Sat 8th Mar 14 to Sun 9th Mar 14

Do you love making cupcakes?

Then why not enter our free cupcake competition?

Entry forms available in store.

2 classes adult & children.

3 categories
-Cake Pop

Prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd in each category.

Max 3 cupcakes per party

Please note all entries must be in by sat 8th march mid day.

for more info call us on 02890448213


It’s the season for planting seed potatoes

January is the time to decide on the kind of potato you would like to grow in the season ahead. Once the decision has been made, purchase your seed potatoes ready to commence the process of chitting in late January or early February.

Chitting refers to the process whereby seed potatoes are placed (e.g. in an egg box) with the more rounded end with ‘eyes’ facing upwards. Place the seed potatoes in a cool location out of direct sunlight which benefits from high levels of natural light.

The aim of ‘chitting’ is to produce sturdy shoots which encourages quicker establishment and growth. Shoots should be plump and dark green or purple in colour; long, white shoots indicate the seed potatoes are receiving too much heat and not enough light.

After approximately six weeks the shoots should measure roughly 1.5cm to 2.5cm in length and will be ready for planting outside provided temperatures are mild and there is no frost. First earlies can be planted from late February with second earlies from early March.


Tractor Run in aid of TinyLife Saturday 4th January 2014

A Tractor Run in aid of Tiny Life took place at Hillmount Belfast on Saturday 4th January 2014.

Over 35 tractors participated in the event and a large crowd gathered to admire the vehicles and watch as they left for the run around the Castlereagh Hills.

A great day was had by all and over £1,000 was raised for TinyLife.