Enchanted Gardens | A Visit to a Nursery

Enchanted Gardens --- Richmond, Texas
Chris and I went down to the Texas coast for a short weekend getaway and on our way down I was remembering a nursery I had heard about that I thought was in Rosenberg, Texas. Chris remembered a name and his his mom look up the address for us so we could check it out on the way back. It ended up turning out that we were remembering two different places but I didn’t realize that until well after we’d returned home and I was online looking up plants. The one I was thinking of was Caldwell Nursery which is indeed in Rosenberg but he was thinking of Enchanted Gardens in nearby Richmond, which is where we ended up.

Gmelina philippensis
I was immediately, to use the name of the store, enchanted, with this plant as soon as we walked in. Luckily there was a worker, which turned out to be one of the owners, nearby to answer our question about what the plant was. He said it was a snapdragon tree and that there weren’t any in stock at the moment, no matter they won’t handle a freeze. Gmelina philippensis is the species name if you want to look for it for yourself. It was swoon worthy, that’s for sure!

Enchanted Gardens --- Richmond, Texas
We wandered around looking at their displays and different staging areas. I loved their barn, complete with chickens and goats!

Enchanted Gardens --- Richmond, Texas
Chris said this was the type of barn my brother needed.

Enchanted Gardens --- Richmond, Texas

Enchanted Gardens --- Richmond, Texas
They’ve definitely got a cozy lifestyle, these goats.

Enchanted Gardens --- Richmond, Texas
Their displays were drool worthy and I could easily have spent more money on garden ephemera if Chris was into garden ephemera.

Enchanted Gardens --- Richmond, Texas

Enchanted Gardens --- Richmond, Texas

Enchanted Gardens --- Richmond, Texas

Enchanted Gardens --- Richmond, Texas
This shed/roofstop garden complete with a very interesting sink feature had me thinking of something unique to do in our garden.

Enchanted Gardens --- Richmond, Texas

Enchanted Gardens --- Richmond, Texas

Some of their plants were labeled well, others weren’t. This seems to be common at even the best garden centers. It gets a little frustrating but it helps when the customer service is available and knowledgeable about the plants too, which in our several interactions with the owner seemed to good in that aspect.

I would definitely make this a stop any time I’m in this area. I’ll have to also keep in mind to visit the other nursery too. There’s nothing like finding an interesting and well maintained nursery.

Comments 1

  1. chel wrote:

    WOW- that is awesome! I would love to do a display like the truck. More people should put stuff like that in their yards, you know?

    Posted 06 Oct 2013 at 7:45 pm

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