beauty

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Tour

We’d been to Tower Hill Botanic Garden before, to escape the winter blues. But I was so excited to drive up there on a gorgeous fall weekend and finally see the outdoor gardens. Tower Hill Botanic Garden is the home of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, a nonprofit organization with the goal of advancing the science and improving the […] Read more…

Our Trip to Stowe, VT

Though it was very un-Bristolian of us, we decided to leave town for the Fourth of July weekend this year. Our friends Jen and Andy invited us to camp with them at Smugglers Notch State Park in Stowe and I was looking forward to a relaxing getaway and spending time in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. In […] Read more…

Peckham’s Greenhouse and Holiday Market

Peckham’s Greenhouse is a local institution. Set among the pastoral beauty of Little Compton, RI, it is a garden destination revered by locals and summer visitors alike. Run by the Peckham family for several generations, the greenhouse offers landscape design services, garden supplies and of course, an amazing array of unique indoor and outdoor plants spread […] Read more…

Slow Flowers

After years of drooling over images of gorgeous arrangements from my favorite florists Saipua, Floret, and Studio Choo, I started to learn about a growing community (pun intended) of florists, farmers, and flower lovers who are advocating for the production and use of locally grown flowers, often called the Slow Flower movement. Like the Slow Food movement, the Slow Flower movement champions […] Read more…

United States Botanic Garden

A few weeks ago, I was visiting DC for work and was able to check out the United States Botanic Garden. The current structure is a result of an idea hatched by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison back in 1820. Today, the Garden is committed to demonstrating the aesthetic, economic, cultural, therapeutic and ecological […] Read more…

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

For years I have been wanting to visit Sleepy Hollow, New York around Halloween. When I started planning the trip I found so many other awesome things to do and see in that part of the Hudson River Valley.  I was thrilled to discover that the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture was just 5 minutes away from Sleepy Hollow, […] Read more…

The Gardens of Blithewold

Blithewold is a historic 33-acre summer estate overlooking Narragansett Bay in Bristol, RI. The mission of the nonprofit organization that maintains the property is to “preserve New England’s finest garden estate through excellence in horticulture and historic preservation, and by our example to teach and inspire others.” I’ve been to Blithewold before, once for the […] Read more…

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