I thought I would share with you my favorite garden stores. These are my favorite stores for a few reasons, The unique merchandise, inspirational the shop environment, and impact on the gardening world. For the first post, I am focusing on Detroit Garden Works.
Located outside Detroit, MI in Sylvan Lake, Detroit Garden Works is the creation of Deborah Silver. Deborah is a gifted landscape designer that has stocked her store with European antiques, custom designs from her Branch Studio and everyday garden items reinterpreted in unique ways. Greeted often by her corgis, you can lose time wondering the indoor and outdoor spaces for endless inspiration. Shop Manager Rob Yedinak shares also the passion for the garden and unique items, and is always willing to chat with visitors, answer questions and share stories. Voted one of the top 25 garden stores by Garden Design Magazine, I think Detroit Garden Works is the top 1-2.
Here are some photos from my last visit earlier this year.
|The famous moss wall.
This is so impact-full in an interior, sun drenched space which includes a antique fountain.
My favorite items from online you can order –
|Concrete dog, example of the work done by Branch Studios.|
|Vintage watering cans.
A little more costly than a new plastic container, but the perfect gardening gift for a new homeowner etc.
|If I could take one thing home, well maybe besides a concrete dog, it would be these large spheres.|
I also found this great post of the interior spaces on Happenstance Home from 2010. I think it is easy to see how easy it is to fall in love with Detroit Garden Works.