About Us

A visual and
sensory treat

Hillside Garden & Nursery is a unique assemblage of a wide variety of tropical ornamental plants for nature lovers to beautify their homes, offices or to landscape their surroundings to give a natural ambience for a positive vibe.

This newly established botanical garden is located inside the Hillside farm in Polachira Junction, Thiruvanchoor which is only 8km from the town of Kottayam, in a rural setting.

More than 500 varieties of
ornamental plants

We have a large collection of more than 500 varieties of ornamental plants in our large nursery: traditional, modern, trendy, local or imported. They can be grown as indoor plants, outdoor plants, climbers and creepers, hedges and borders, flowering trees and shrubs, avenue plants and aquarium plants.

Why wait?

Come down for a farm visit with your family

The objectives of this model farm are

  • To grow specific tropical crops and vegetables as a part of food production
  • To develop as a “Wholesale Nursery” for both conventional and new varieties of ornamental plants of tropical origin
  • To introduce modern farming methods like organic agriculture, hydroponics, aquaponics, green house (polyhouse) farming, vertical farming and other most modern methods in plant propagation,
  • To introduce small scale livestock farming using animals of economic importance like; chickens, ducks, goats, buffalos
  • To serve the farm as a model for sustainable agriculture by integrating crop cultivation, horticulture, aquaculture, herbal gardening, organic farming, livestock farming and aviary
  • To serve as a practical center of excellence in agricultural sciences and biodiversity studies for students from high schools to graduate levels from both India and abroad
  • To develop into a model farm to attract farm tourists.


Prof. Dr. Sunny Luke

Prof. Dr.Sunny Luke, a graduate in Genetics & Plant Breeding from India and Medical Biotechnology from USA, is a naturalized US citizen and has worked as a Medical Scientist for 30years in USA with various medical institutions in New York.