Roger’s Gardens in Newport Beach, California is a favorite stop any time of the year. To say it’s a unique and special nursery might be an understatement. I was recently invited to their Spring Celebration (along with hundreds of others) and their interpretation of the best of SPRING did not disappoint. I visit the nursery regularly [HERE and HERE] for the inspiration and creativity it supplies. Roger’s is like the Disneyland of nurseries.
During my visit I used my iPhone to capture some of the beauty of the flower arrangements and the grounds…no one does spring better, well except Mother Nature! There are also some photographs saved from Roger’s Gardens site. *This is not a paid write up. Pictures really don’t do this nursery the justice it deserves. A visit is a delight for the senses.
The room below is part of Roger’s gift gallery. For this special event all of the flowers you see are real. It was stunning to enter this building and take in masses of hydrangea, tulips, ranunculus, and roses, to name but a few of the many fabulous spring blooms on hand.
This blue and white planter caught my eye, filled with white hellebore, I would have loved to take it home with me. Unfortunately, it was out of my budget.
There were nests and cut branches everywhere, including on top of each of the display cabinets in the gallery.
Everywhere you looked, including this orb, sported live flowers. Even the chain holding the orb to the ceiling was wrapped in ivy.
There were inviting tablescapes loaded with inspiring ideas for your next spring luncheon. Wouldn’t it be fun to be able to gather a bouquet like this using flowers from your yard?
The fragrance of pink jasmine and other blossoming plants gave your senses the expected scents of an ideal spring day.
We then moved to the floral studio. This part of the nursery presents (and sells) floral arrangements of all kinds. I confess, I’ve purchased a few of these beauties, sometimes as gifts and a couple of times as a gift to ME! :-)
Isn’t this charming? Roger’s finds decorative items that often look antique, even though they’re not. These cute bunnies were metal and quite heavy.
White hydrangea, ranunculas, lisianthus, roses, white stock, and dusty miller are but a few of the flowers filling this footed vase.
This arrangement caught my eye, that’s right, that is lettuce growing in the basket filled with seed for growing carrots and beautiful spring flowers. What a great hostess gift this would be.
The sweet peas were so fragrant, they were selling them in bunches…I wanted the entire crate.
The grounds are displayed with antique props (often for sale) and many pre-planted planters are for sale. I’m sure you can see why visits to Roger’s are as much for a shot of inspiration, as they are for actual purchases.
I hope you enjoyed the tour! If you are ever in the area, email me, I’ll be happy to take a tour of this fabulous nursery with you.