Saturday, November 22, 2008

Winter Wonderland.


If you are not quite ready for the rapidly approaching holidays, this is sure to get you in the mood. J. Franklin Styer's nursery, winner of the 2005 Philadelphia Flower Show and longtime fixture in on Rte. 1 in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, this year massively renovated its indoor shop, now called Terrain, into a garden of delights! I left with an amaryllis bulb and a wire vase to fill with spaghum moss and soil as a midwinter treat for my aunt. There are bulbs galore, wreaths and kissing balls, treats for the birds, great pots and handmade pottery from South Africa, goods from Sweden, candles, soaps, stone acorns and stone coasters made to resemble woven wicker; a beautifully displayed selection of items for both indoors and out:









There is a cafe to stop for lunch, brunch or early dinner several days of the week. Events occur throughout the year such as winter birding and forcing indoor bulbs. Today I plan to attend the free outdoor winter container design class.

When it's really cold and miserable outside, I love to visit a great garden shop and dream of spring but for now I'll be content to dream of sugarplums...

14 comments:

David said...

When I make it to Rehoboth you're going to have to take me here.

Raina said...

I had read that Urban Outiftters bought this and was starting a new chain. They know visual merchandising like no one else. Just beautiful!

Thanks for sharing, HG!

hello gorgeous said...

David - Deal!

Raina - I read that after I posted this but I had to leave so I couldn't add it. So that means, David, that there could be one coming near you. Read about it here.

http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/080118/134587.html

That's sort of disappointing, only because I'm tired of homogeneous America. But it is really beautiful and I will definitely go visit in the winter. So, on that note of contradiction...

vicki archer said...

What a fantastic shop and if I were closer I would be a definite regular. Thank you for your lovely comments on French Essence and I shall be sure to stop by Hello Gorgeous often. I am happy to have found you. xv

Decorno said...

I love all of the photos. I am sucker for all of that shit.

The City Sage said...

Ooh...these are the types of shops that I could wonder around in for hours, just imagining the possibilities. Reminds me of my favourite spot to go when I lived in NYC, the flower shops at 28th and sixth. Now I have to settle for trips to Michael's crafts...not quite the same! But with a little imagination it's almost as good ;)

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

What a beautiful garden shop! I love the entrance doors! Just found your blog....loving it and will be checking back regularly to see what else you have to say!

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

Would love to drop by there. looks great.

erin@designcrisis said...

I see about 500 things I want. While I am sad to hear that Urban may take over a perfectly good independent shop, I am happy to think a store may find its way to Austin.

hello gorgeous said...

Actually, it's much nicer and bigger with lots more merch since U.O. bought it. No complaints.

porter hovey said...

Ohhh! All of this is just too lovely!!

Pigtown-Design said...

This is so much like Petersham Nurseries outside of London. I wrote about them earlier this month. In the cafe, the waitstaff wear Wellies and aprons because the cafe is in the greenhouses.

{this is glamorous} said...

What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

perfect bound said...

Great photos. Looks like the kind of place where I could spend a bundle.

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