We’ve just concluded our Spring Open Nursery and Garden weekends, and as always welcomed thousands of new visitors. One of my favorite parts of Open House is also reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances, some of whom I haven’t seen in ages.
I was delighted to catch up with one of my high school & college classmates, Kim Hawks, who showed up with her friend, Paul. Kim is a stalwart in our industry, having founded the highly popular Niche Gardens in Chapel Hill, which sadly closed a few years ago. As you can see, they both entered our Garden Hat contest, which is currently being judged by the public on our Facebook page. Voting ends May 15, so please cast your votes soon!
We were thrilled to hear from the staff at Atlanta’s Garden Hood garden center that indeed they are alive and well. As it turns out, Scott only closed one part of his nursery/garden center business and sold the other to his nursery manager. Garden Hood is a delightful garden center, run by plant lovers in Atlanta that I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. We wish them the best of luck, and hope you’ll drop by for a visit when you’re in the area.