Holiday Inspiration: Rogers Gardens

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Even if you're feeling a bit like Scrooge this year a trip to the famous nursery and shops of Rogers Gardens in Corona Del Mar warm your heart.  This is not just any nursery...it is 7 acres of botanical beauty and at Christmas time they deck out the entire site with ornaments and gifts for all ages and interests

The interior gift shops feature these amazing Christmas trees, each with a theme

The trees are so packed with ornaments you can barely see the green.  At the base of each tree are baskets filled with the items of each theme for purchase

This year was amazing.  I didn't count the amount of trees displayed but it had to be close to 30

I especially liked this tree called Bohemian Bourgeois.  It was sitting in a bright red chinois pot atop a painted cabinet with lots of blues and golds

Nutcrackers anyone?







Throughout the shops are tables of books, boxes, cache pots, faux floral arrangements and candles.



They sell an amazing variety of orchids and interior plants.  I loved this table made from reclaimed wood with the vintage roof cupola as a center piece


More gifts and gardening supplies.  This collection of fun birdhouses was really great


The selection of forced bulbs and poinsettia was just beautiful.  They also have a floral studio where you can have them create a custom center piece in your own pot or basket.  I have an old butter churn that I am going to have them do for me, which I will share later

This is the vegetable/herb garden area.  So many fun and different things to plant this time of year!  Notice the hanging herb baskets in the background.

Succulents have also become a specialty for Rogers.  They have an annual contest for the most creative water-wise garden for local gardeners


The hanging baskets have been a signature for the last 20 years or more and they are still a favorite of mine.  This is really a great gift to give any time of year and the baskets last a very long time as well


Here is my purchase, from this trip.  The wreath is fresh eucalyptus and the little pots are paper whites.  I left feeling very inspired and what a great way to spend and hour.  If you would like more info or directions here's a link to Rogers Gardens

best to all ~*~kelley
6 comments:
  1. These trees are really spectacular, Kelley! I would be there all day! What a gorgeous nursery. :)

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  2. Hi Kelley,

    Who doesn't love Rogers Gardens. They are the best. The trees are spectacular. Thanks for sharing the pics. Love that blue and white tree,too.

    ~janet

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  3. * AMAAAZING!!!~~~ I went to their site JUST THE OTHER DAY!!! (I get "homesick" sometimes, & I remember back when it was so much smaller than it is today!)~~~

    I'm w/ you, & would encourage ANYONE to visit there, ANY time they can~~~~ it's a paradise of dreams, & when, sadly, it's time to leave, one will arrive HOME with beauuuutiful, everlasting memories!!! (Can't believe you were only there an HOUR!!! It was almost an all-day thing for me & my Sis, at least til it was time for "Happy Hour", overlooking the water!!!)~~~

    Blessings this Christmas,
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  4. Looks like a beautiful garden center!!
    LOVE the reclaimed garden table and chairs with the great cupola centerpiece....

    thanks for sharing great trees/centerpieces, etc!

    Have a great Sunday,
    Jeanette from Austin


    www.jvwhome.com
    http://jvwhome.blogspot.com

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  5. what a terrific place - we have place here in MA "mahoney's garden center" I like to go and walk the barns of Poinsettia - just as far as the eye can see!
    I also noticed that I have one of the windchimes in your pictures and in fact a california relation had given it to us a wedding gift. I love it! I would love that place.

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