A Collington treasure – for residents and butterflies
At the end of July, Bill Preston, gardener extraordinary, showed us around Collington’s Hilltop Gardens, where residents are growing vegetables and flowers in various plots. Bill takes over unused plots and fills them with flowers, like the zinnias being enjoyed by the butterflies above.
The Gardens were a glorious surprise – a plethora of colors and textures, and a feast for the eyes. Here is Bill’s zinnias and some branching sunflowers – looking like an English garden!
On the left is part of a perennial garden, cared for by Anne Mcculley, and on the right a dill plant and a single-flower sunflower plant are towering over some vegetable plots. Below you can see the beauty of just one of the hundreds of butterflies enjoying the gifts provided by the Hilltop gardeners.