I couldn’t believe my good fortune when I heard that Terrain was opening in Westport.
I covet all things that have anything to do with gardening and nature, and became aware of Terrain as a great source in Pennsylvania a couple years ago.
I had hoped to some day find a way to get down there.
Now I don’t have to!
Lo and behold, they practically moved into my back yard.
I felt weak as I walked in the door; the place is huge and bustling. Quaint it isn’t. It is a knock you over the head, merchandising experience.
They transformed a former Cadillac dealership into this hyper cool, earthy, retro shopping experience.
It reminded me of Anthropologie, (a funky clothing store), but for plant lovers.
A creatively transformed building.
They were putting the finishing touches on this window display but it gives you an idea of its magnitude.
Where once the parking lots were filled with perfect lines of gleaming new Cadillacs, now the lot is loaded with a huge assortment of pristine perennials.
These lupines are a luscious yellow and in perfect condition from all the rain lately.
They even have plants hanging from the rafters. These moss balls containing various plant specimens, are super impressive, but for me a maintenance nightmare. I can’t imagine taking this down to soak in a tub of water, to hydrate it, then rehanging the dripping mess?
This is oh so clever – succulents are easy, adaptable plants – these are hot glued to a piece of slate, and are none the worse for it.
Fortunately, they have a cafe, because I needed sustenance after wandering around the many displays of terrariums, plants, specialty foods, and apothecary items.
I can vouch for their berry muffin – it revived me!