If you haven’t noticed, there’s been a spike in the number of Americans willing to get their hands dirty to satisfy their newfound love of gardening—this according to the Garden Media Group (GMG) in Chadds Ford. “There’s a huge new interest in gardening, especially among the younger demographic of 18-34,” says Susan McCoy, GMG’s president. “We’re calling it the G.I.Y. (Grow-It-Yourself) trend. Everyone is planting vegetables, herbs, perennials and shrubs—anything they can grow themselves—with enthusiasm and gusto.”
Coming along just in time is Terrain, the home and garden lifestyle store from Richard Hayne, the creative genius behind Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People. The local version, Terrain at Styer’s, is located in Glen Mills, and it’s unlike anything you’ve experienced, with an eclectic mix of garden-inspired products from all over the world—everything from Egyptian pinhole lanterns to clay pots from Indonesia. “Innovation is the hallmark of our brand,” says Terrain at Styer’s general manager Jennifer Brodsky. “We want this to be an inspiring environment.”
Terrain offers a full range of landscape design services, including a complete design-and-build team, and helpful, knowledgeable staff members at every turn. “This is a wonderful place to come whether you’re a gardener with no experience or a lifelong gardener,” Brodsky says. “We have manageable ideas for any skill level.”
To increase that skill level, Terrain hosts monthly hands-on workshops on a variety of topics. “We want to help people beautify their homes,” says Brodsky. “We’re here to provide the community with knowledge, lend support and provide inspiration.”
914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills; (610) 459-2400, terrainathome.com.