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About Hilltop Greenhouses

With nearly 25 years of history supplying the Quad Cities area, Hilltop Greenhouses has earned a reputation of having a tradition of unsurpassed quality for local gardeners. Hilltop Greenhouses proudly grows 100% of the plants on-site and always adds the newest of plant varieties each year. We grow our plants cold so they are ready to be planted into the ground with minimal time to acclimate to the cool Midwest spring conditions. In the summer we field grow over 4,000 asters and mums. We offer the highest quality plants and our expert staff is here to answer questions and offer advice on any gardening issue. We are here to help you be a successful gardener!


Hilltop Greenhouses opened it's doors in 1995 with a single small greenhouse located at the residence of Maria & Chris McCalley. During the next five years, the business evolved from primarily an herb & flower focus to offering an extensive selection of flowers, vegetables, premium baskets, and patio pots. In doing so, it outgrew the residence and needed to move. In 2002, the business was moved to the newly acquired Lyon's Farm located on the outskirts of Illinois City, Illinois. The century farm was homesteaded by the Lyon's family in the late 1800's and still features a beautiful circa 1900 dairy barn surrounded by old style gardens. The last surviving Lyon's family member, Ruth, lived in the small farmhouse with no running water and raised cattle on the farm until her death in 2002 at the age of ninety-six.

Meet the Team

Meet our amazing team! Below you'll be able to see a picture of each staff member as well as their specialty and favorite plant we offer at the greenhouse. 

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