On Saturday, my friend Stacey and I decided to check out Brooklyn Day at Terrain at Styer’s in Concordville/Glenn Mills, PA. We also wanted to see what kind of perennials and shrubs were on display (for ideas for her garden). I am going to write a second post on specific plants (stay tuned). While we were there we got to meet the founder of the Brooklyn based bakery Baked, Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito Their second cookbook is out, and looks amazing. We also tried some delicious pickles and granola from other Brooklynites. As usual there was lots of pretty stuff to see and
lust after admire.
For anyone not familiar with Terrain it is worth a visit if you live in the Philly area. It is the brainchild of Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie founder Richard Hayne. Opened in 2008, it took over Styer’s Nursery (where I have been shopping for years). I had mixed feeling when it first opened, since I really liked the knowledgeable staff at Styer’s, but now I love it for its atmosphere (not to mention a delicious restaurant) and do lots of window shopping there, along with a little bit of actual shopping. Now it is a little harder to find a plant expert and the prices of some of the plants are overpriced, but they do have a beautiful selection of plants as well as garden pots, accessories and generally pretty items (and some pretty good sales). Also they offer classes and activities through out the year. Check out their calender.