Tickets to the Garden Conersvancy’s Open Days tour are a great gift for the gardener in your life.
These are my handpicked gift ideas for the gardener and garden appreciator in your life. Prices range from $5 for a local handmade block print to $4,400 for a luxurious, small-group tour of Italian gardens!
Membership to Stonecrop Gardens
A Stonecrop Gardens Membership, available for $50 for individuals, offers free admission to this 15-acre paradise that was the home of Frank Cabot, founder of The Garden Conservancy. Membership also includes invitations to special events and discounts on lectures, workshops, seeds, and plants. Reciprocal benefits are available to members at over 300 other public gardens across the United States.
Landscape Design Class
Garden Design Boot Camp is an online course taught by Rochelle Greayer, landscape designer, author, writer, and design teacher. It begins on January 25, 2019, and includes four live sessions where students can join a livecast. The class will be taught with a mix of video, screencasts, audio recordings, written lessons and downloadable reference guides and worksheets. The cost is $199. Visit Rochelle’s website PithAndVigor.com online for more information.
Martha’s Flowers Garden Book
Pick up Martha Stewart’s new book on flower growing and arranging at The Book Cove in Pawling. The Book Cove has a good selection of garden books from which to choose, including some in the rare and out of print section. If you’re not sure what to get your favorite gardener consider a gift certificate, available at the checkout counter.
North Winds Lavender Farm
Pick up a popular handmade Yoga Eye Pillow for $15 or a dried bunch of lavender, grown at the 24-acre North Winds Lavender Farm in Pawling, for $12. The farm store is at 20 Charles Colman Boulevard. Gift certificates are also available.
Amy Farrell Block Prints
Amy Farrell is a Pawling artist who shows at the Pawling Farmers Market. Her artisanal block print note cards are whimsical interpretations of our favorite fruits and vegetables. To make your selection visit her website at amyrfarrellart.com and then give Amy a call at (845) 855-5526 to place an order. Priced at $5 each. Larger prints suitable for framing are also available.
‘Tuscan Villas and Gardens’ Tour
Italian Journeys has organized a six-day small group tour from October 14 – 20, 2019. A dozen villas will be visited, with many of them privately owned. $4400 per person double occupancy, plus airfare. For information visit their website at ItalianJourneys.net online. To receive information about upcoming trips request to be added to their email list.
Womanswork Garden Products
Womanswork gloves are the perfect gift for the gardener – we admit we are biased! Pair them with a jar of fresh made shea butter hand cream or a hand tool. Order online at womanswork.com or come to our Open House on Monday, December 17, at 517 Route 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free gift bags and boxes with purchase.
Pawling Farmers Market Bag
Support your local farmers market with a canvas tote bag screen printed with the iconic Pawling Farmers Market logo. Available for $15. Order on the farmers market website at PawlingFarmersMarket.org online.
Succulent Studios Subscription Box
Curated by a team of second-generation farmers, this subscription box ships two succulent plants to your door each month for just $10 (plus shipping). Plants arrive potted and ready to be welcomed into your home, and come with care instructions. You can skip a month or even gift your month if you want! Use the coupon code FIVEDOLLARS to get $5 off your first month. Visit succulent.studio online for details.
Garden Conservancy Open Days Tickets
Order a pack of six tickets to visit private gardens through the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program, where garden owners invite the public in for a day. The season runs from April to October in our area. To purchase visit GardenConservancy.org/store. For nonmembers a pack of six is $35, and for nonmembers the cost is $21.
Dorian Winslow is the owner of Womanswork, Pawling, NY, (Womanswork.com). Email your gardening questions and comments to DWinslow@Womanswork.com.