Your Backyard Paradise

Within Reach and Convenient at Hilltop.



Francisco’s Hilltop Gardens was established in 1938 at our current location on Putnam Pike (Route 44 West) in Smithfield, Rhode Island. John and Grace Francisco began selling vegetables on the side of Putnam Pike during the Great Depression using the name Hill Top Stand. Some of the vegetables were grown at the business and some were farmed on land that John rented just down the road at Sebille's Farm. Vegetables were also purchased from other local growers and resold at our business. June Francisco (pictured) took the reigns in the mid 1960's and ran the business for over 50 years until it was transitioned to John Francisco (pictured). Over the years the business did many different things including food sales and pony rides. Ultimately, it always circled back to selling flowers, vegetables and shrubs. Currently it provides a full range of landscape and hardscape material and accessory items like furniture and outbuildings, or as we like to say - "Everything for your backyard paradise".

Why Hilltop has gained our customer's trust.

Customer Service Is Better

We strive to have the best customer service. When you visit, you will speak to a knowledgeable professional who will find you the answers to your questions and provide guidance as needed.

You Matter More

We are a small, local business so your experience is what matters to us. We strive to provide fair prices and proper advice when tackling any outdoor project.

Keep It Personal, We Personalize.

Most repeat customers know us, and we know you. We will make every attempt to see your vision of your backyard paradise, and help you achieve it.

Community Focused.

For 3 generations and over 80 years, we have been a part of the Smithfield community. Our products beautify ours and neighboring communities. Your purchases support local growers and vendors.

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