Nestled in the glorious countryside of Chester County, Pa is Gardner's Landscape & Nursery. Robert Gardner, a fourth generation nurseryman, great grandson of John Gardner, ("who came to America and introduced a hybridized Lorillard hothouse tomato to the New York market.", fell in love with the historic Chester County Barn and serene 21 acres and established Gardner's Landscape & Nursery in in 1998 (- Susan I Shiber).
My main reason this time for visiting Gardner's Landscape & Nursery, was to purchase a gift from "The Barn", a beautifully restored, historic 1857 Chester County barn, a vision of Robert Gardner. "The Barn" carries an assortment of unique home furnishings, accessories. gifts, and yes, Cherchies®, so I stopped in to thank Nancy Baldwin for carrying our products.
I got distracted from my mission for a few moments, as I was greeted by cheerful pansies at the entrance of the 10,000 sq. ft. greenhouse (it's winter here in Pennsylvania and flowers are one of my weaknesses...any and all). Of course, I had to wander in awe.
Around every corner was a new adventure. I did meet up with Nancy in "The Barn".
What is your customer like?
Our customers mainly consist of homeowners and garden enthusiasts, or those individuals looking for unique gifts for themselves or family and friends.
How long have you carried Cherchies® products?
We have carried Cherchies® for about 2 years. I have known about Cherchies® for years, since back in the 90's. Cherchies Mustard has just always been in my fridge!
What is a fun fact about you?
The Champagne Mustard is my secret ingredient in my grilled cheese sandwiches!
Besides your killer grilled cheese sandwich, do you have a favorite Cherchies® recipe?
We often have workshops throughout the year and special events in "The Barn" and the Greenhouse, and our favorite recipe is serving Cherchies® Pretty Peppers over cream cheese with crackers. Guests can eat and wander throughout "The Barn".
What are your most popular Cherchies® products?
What else can you tell us about your store?
We grow our own plants year round, including tomatoes from November to May! We would love for you to "Shop Local" and shop "under cover" this Spring.