Container Planting Provided by Marvin Gardens

Container Planting
This container boasts a deep, romantic look.

Building a beautiful garden centers on the inspiration you gather for the space while creating it. At Marvin Gardens, our focus is to help you design an outdoor scene that reflects your individual tastes, regardless of your garden experience. One of the services we provide to help our clients do just this is our on-site container planting.

Creating a lush container full of your favorite flowers and succulents is a stunning addition to any design. What’s more, if you don’t have much experience in container planting, we can arrange everything for you. From the various assortments of plants, to a beautiful container, you can choose all the details or we can help choose them for you.

Also in time for your spring planting, our new plants are arriving daily at Marvin Gardens – perfect for containers! To schedule an on-site container planting, simply contact Amabel by calling 203-856-0309.

Inspiration in the Form of Sculptures

When you think of outdoor art, what sort of items come to mind? You might imagine a beautifully designed landscape, a detailed, over-sized fountain, or even a simple field of flowers. For Henry Moore, his sights were set on creating naturally-themed art with outdoor sculptures.

Draped Reclining Mother and Baby, 1983
Draped Reclining Mother and Baby, 1983
Large Totem Head, 1968
Large Totem Head, 1968

 Seen as one of the 20th century’s most respectable sculptors, Moore designed pieces that were both primitive in nature and modern for his time. His priority was to create art that could be enjoyed in an outdoor setting that would bring out the sculpture’s earth-like characteristics. He once said, “Sculpture is an art of the open air.”

Locking Piece, 1964
Locking Piece, 1964
Seated Woman, 1959
Seated Woman, 1959
Henry Moore
Henry Moore

His passion for this sculpture art led him to win numerous awards and for his work to be featured in dozens of galleries. His work is a tribute to the notion that our outdoor spaces are the perfect place to display our passion for creativity! For inspiration, simply visit our shop at Marvin Gardens.

Source The Artist Who Loved Nature 

Images via Henry Moore Foundation on Veranda

Custom Refinishing Offered at Marvin Gardens!

Custom refinished furniture is a great way to boost the style and individuality of a space!

The goal in any home design is to create a space as custom and unique as possible. Though it may seem easy, discovering your own personal style amidst the onslaught of generic home products can actually be quite a challenge. At Marvin Gardens, our goal is to bring clients of blend of items from many styles and functions so that you can create a design specific to your tastes. One of the ways we do this is to offer custom refinishing for furniture.

As one of the largest design elements in your indoor and outdoor space, furniture is certainly something that should close care should be dedicated to. Furniture welcomes you to a space and then makes the space more comfortable while you’re there – this is how refinishing comes into play.

To accent your style, we can refinish your furniture in whatever way you choose, creating a truly exceptional look that won’t be replicated anywhere. To learn more about these services and more, just contact Marvin Gardens by calling 203.544.2020!

Everything You Need to Know About the Philadelphia Flower Show

It’s finally time! We have been sharing with you our excitement for the Philadelphia Flower Show for months now, and this weekend marks the opening weekend of the phenomenal show. As you can imagine, Marvin Gardens has been busy getting ready for the show, bringing in new merchandise and setting up our space at Booth #301.

If you haven’t had a chance yet to research the event and purchase tickets, we wanted to make sure you have all the information you need. The Show will run from March 4th through March 11th and will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2299). Tickets may be purchased online and there’s also a floorplan available that you can use to find us! There will be dozens of special surprises as well, like a special “Man Cave” for guests who need to relax for a bit.

Visiting the Philadelphia Flower Show has always been a wonderful experience for us and we look forward to seeing each of you at the event as well!

You'll find garden inspiration at every corner at this year's Philadelphia International Flower Show!


Image via M T Miller

A Fanciful Find – The European Factory Mirror

European Factory MirrorToday we are excited to share with you yet another special find that our team at Marvin Gardens has just acquired. Arriving soon, this impressive European Factory Mirror is just what we’ve been looking for, for our vast garden collections.

The design possibilities for a garden accessory of this nature are endless. We all know that with an interior space, a mirror helps to open up a space, making the room seem larger and more grand – so what better area to recreate the same ambiance than in the garden, where the more openness, the better!

The size of the mirror is just remarkable. Standing 7.5’ high and 5’ wide, the grandness of the piece creates a bold statement. Built during the early 1900’s, the mirror also offers us a glimpse into the architecture and designs of the time over a century ago. The piece is absolutely stunning and we look forward to sharing it with you all! Stop by the Marvin Gardens shop soon to view the stunner.



Boasting Architectural Individuality in Your Garden

Recently, we illustrated to you some of the bold looks that can be achieved through the use of wrought iron products in your garden. Similarly, we have come across some equally as beautiful, large architectural elements that can be used in landscape design that will not only enhance the style of your exterior, but often have a fascinating story to tell as well.

When we come across these unique garden elements, their size, history, and potential, constantly surprise us. Often using these items in a completely different way, we can achieve an innovative design that stresses individuality and is far from the “mass replication” that we see so often in larger companies. This passion of ours can be seen easily by viewing some of our past products below.

Architectural Garden Elements

Large Teak Root Ball

Architectural Garden Elements

Garden Cloche

Architectural Garden Elements

Hand Hewn Antique Beams

Architectural Garden Elements

Iron Sculpture made from Reclaimed Agricultural Elements

To see more of our architectural garden elements, just stop by Marvin Gardens.

Wrought Iron Inspirations for Your Spring Garden

You have probably already starting planning the lavish and distinctive elements for your landscape this year. As you all are well aware, at Marvin Gardens we value the uniqueness of each and every landscape element. Whether a piece is of personal value for you or if it something you handpicked from our shop, distinctive landscape elements enable each of us to unleash a new appreciation for creativity!

One garden element that has always been a favorite of ours is the use of wrought iron in driveways, garden gates, fencing, and other features. The look promotes a bold style that is as classic as it is elegant. Just take a look at these images for some wrought iron inspiration.

What do you think you could do with some of these pieces?

wrought iron
wrought iron
wrought iron

wrought iron

wrought iron

As always, our inventory at Marvin Gardens is constantly changing so be sure to stop to see what unique garden items we currently have available!

Showcasing the Marvin Gardens Product Line!

When you visit Marvin Gardens (or our new satellite location at Hiden Galleries!) you can expect to have a new shopping experience. Rather than stocking our shop with generic products that can be found at any landscaping store, Marvin Gardens features products that stimulate your creativity. With dozens of unique planters, urns, and other garden accessories, you’ll be able to make your landscape a true original. If you’re looking for something specific, we likely carry that too. Take a look at the impressive Marvin Gardens Product Line.

Cast Iron Urns

Wrought Iron Driveway, Garden Gates, and Fencing

Cast Stone and Cement Planters

Zinc and Lead Planters 

Contemporary and Vintage Statuary 

Vintage Birdbaths 

Vintage Industrial Bins

Metal Folk Art Animals





Custom Iron Sculptures

Antique and Vintage Architectural Elements 

Interior Furnishings and Accessories 

Vintage and Antique Lighting

Antique Hand Hewn Beams and Floorboards

Specialty/Exotic Perennials and Annuals such as Citrus Trees 

Australian Tree Ferns 

Succulents and Tillandsia 

Vintage Garden Tools 

Garden Design Services

And a multitude of other Garden Elements and Accessories!

Wondering how to incorporate these items into your landscape? We would be happy to help! Just stop by Marvin Gardens at 713 Danbury Road in Wilton, CT to get started!

With unique plants such as this Tillandsia Xerographica, we can help you create a sophisticated, original garden.

Delighted to Become a Part of Hiden Galleries!

This year is all about new opportunities for our team here at Marvin Gardens! Already this year we have been delighted to continue sharing our love for bringing together distinctive and intriguing elements for home designs that transcend traditional trends. In support of our efforts to continue to expand our collections and make them available to you, you will soon find Marvin Gardens at Hiden Galleries in Stamford, Connecticut.

hiden galleries from above
Hiden Galleries offers guests a wonderful opportunity to find truly unique elements for their homes.

Within the antique district of Stamford, Hiden Galleries (47 John Street, Stamford, CT) is the premier location for lovers of all things antique and vintage. The 48,000 square foot showroom houses 275 antique and artisan dealers offering some of the finest decorative furniture, artwork, and garden pieces in the tri-state area.

Marvin Gardens has had the distinct opportunity of becoming a part of Hiden Galleries and will soon offer our products at Booth #1424. Our location will evoke the conservatory style setting with both the indoor and outdoor living pieces that we’re known for. You’ll find plenty of cast iron urns, vintage and antique garden element, as well as patio furniture!

Over the next week we will be moving into our newest location and sharing all the updates with each of you! Once we get settled in, we hope you will all join us in celebrating this exciting addition by stopping by for a visit!

Image via Hiden Galleries

Four Reasons to Attend the Philadelphia International Flower Show

As we shared with you a few weeks ago, this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show is quickly approaching! To be held from Sunday, March 4 through Sunday, March 11, the annual event will once again bring together some of the finest garden talents in all of the world. In fact, since Marvin Gardens will also be one of the exhibitors in attendance, we encourage all of our readers to do the same! Here are four of our favorite reasons we think you should attend the Philadelphia International Flower Show.

1. Exceptional Talent of Designers

 This show is dedicated to showcasing the finest talent in today’s garden design. Creative designers worldwide who have spent decades perfecting their work will be on hand to showoff their skill!

2. Evening Outings

The Garden Show isn’t just a daytime event. Be sure to keep up with information about the Flower Show Preview Party, Wedding Wednesday, Girls’ Night, and other evening events.

3. Events for Everyone

During the daytime events at the show, you’ll find activities for everyone. There will be culinary demonstrations, wine tasting, a Garden Tea, and garden lectures.

4. Proceeds Support PHS

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) receives tremendous support from the Garden Show each year. Proceeds allow the PHS to continue to “improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.”

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flower show waterfall
Each year, we find that the Philadelphia International Flower Show gives us an extra boost of enthusiasm for the approaching spring season.


Image via berrihol