Shopping at Terrain

Finally, I was able to squeeze a visit to Terrain in my busy schedule. I’m always in a plane or in a car so during free time I try to escape to a garden or anything related to a garden such as Terrain.

Terrain has four stores; the closest one to Brick House 319 is located in Glen Mills, which is about a 24-mile drive. It’s very close to Longwood Gardens where I attended classes for two years and it’s also very close to Chadds Ford, where the Brandywine River Museum of Art is located. (The current exhibition is Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect until September 17, 2017.)

So if you’re planning a trip to the area, I suggest visiting all three places: Terrain, Brandywine River Museum of Art & Longwood Gardens. I can also suggest where to stay the night, so please email me and I will recommend a few places.

When I pulled my car into the Terrain parking lot, I was lucky enough to find a parking space right under the (above) wall garden–it’s rustically pretty and not too difficult for anyone to create a smaller version.

At the entrance, I paused to admire the inviting plant stand. There were two wedding photographers taking photos of the plants too. I soon discovered a wedding was taking place on the property.

These weathered planters caught my eye and I like how the repurposed tree stumps are used as plant stands.

I really want one of these garden obelisks for growing clematis next summer.

This pop of yellow will really stand out in any garden. The Large Galvanized Watering  Can holds 2.3 gallons. If you really want to be color coordinated, check out the yellow hose in the background.

The sunflowers just bloomed!

The Buxus boxwood in the weathered planter looks similar to one of the many planters I saw at Meadowbrook a couple weeks ago.

I stepped inside the spacious store and saw this garden sink that I would love to have on the patio. I’m not sure if it’s for sale or if it’s part of the store’s decor.

For anyone handy, you can make these simple and rustic planters for your sunflowers. I’ve added this project to John’s endless list. If I wasn’t deathly afraid of circular saws and table saws I would have him show me how to make them.

A large succulent garden, which of course, is virtually maintenance free.

Tables on sale…

Indoor plant stands…

I stepped back outside and saw this small side table on sale for under $40.

I’ve been wanting a 3-tier plant stand for a long time; this is a good time to visit Terrain because so many things are on sale.

The fire pit has me thinking about roasting marshmallows once it gets cold outside.

The indoor/outdoor Iron Pyramid Log Holder  is made in the Ozark Mountains at Stone County Ironworks.

I can see this pair of loungers by a pool…

And for White Flower Farm fans, terrain sells their blooming potted plants too!

This outdoor log holder looks like it will hold a lot of birch logs…

During your visit, plan to have lunch at Terrain Garden Café. It gets busy so lunch or dinner reservations is recommended.

It’s another creative wall garden with potted ferns! Again, think small scale and just have three or four on a side of a building.

I wondered off where the plants are sold in the back of the property and saw this small, rustic garden shed which would be great for firewood too.

These modern-style cement-looking planters are made in Vietnam and lightweight.

One table and two café chairs are on sale…

Ok, I really would like to have these oversized slatted teak chairs!!!

Classic outdoor metal chairs…

Alfresco dining at the café…

More obelisks…

A charming plant-filled garden wagon…

Terrain’s other stores are located in Westport, CT, Walnut Creek, CA and Palo Alto, CA.

Another Terrain store will be opening next year in Devon, PA, only about a mile from Brick House 319.



2 thoughts on “Shopping at Terrain

  1. Oh, boy. You have a great resource for about anything you want to do in the garden and the sunken patio area.

    I really like those square teak lounging chairs. They’d look great with a square out door pillow.

    I’ll bet John could make you one of those garden sinks. Just has to make a mold and pour concrete. Could even put a drain in it.

    I do like those obelisks. I love a lot of those sorts of garden elements.

    If that three tier display you like is on sale and you can afford it I’d jump on it. It may not be there when you decide to go back. It is really nice. I like the curves under the shelves and the wide bands on the shelves. Even the feet have that lovely little curly knob to them. It looks plenty sturdy.

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