Robert Gardner grew up in the world of gardening. At the age of 13, he started helping work the fields and sell plants at his family's nursery, becoming the fourth generation of his family to go into the business. Decades later—now at the helm of the family business—Mr. Gardner purchased a property in Chester Springs and created Gardner's Landscape Nursery. Here, he oversees the growing of 100,000 annuals and perennials each year and the stock of home decor and patio furniture that is made in America.
Mr. Gardner and his staff also help patrons design custom outdoor environments, selecting plants, trees, and shrubs that beam with fall colors or thrive in specific conditions. Alternatively, patrons can explore on their own, browsing a glass house with plants and flowers or a 19th-century barn, which houses outdoor furnishings and the ghosts of garden gnomes.
Casual Marketplace caters to the furnishing-fixated with distinctive pieces suitable for a medley of styles and tastes. A sizable selection of tableware ($3–$29) brings elegance to everyday dinners and a sense of danger to indoor frisbee-golf tournaments, and silk flowers ($15–$199) add lasting beauty to the vases that hold them. Those looking to add light to rooms without subletting the sun may invest in a lamp ($29–$349), available in shapes chic, sleek, and rounded. Backyard accouterments such as outdoor rugs ($129–$499) and pillows ($39–$149) add colors and textures to nature's grassy breakfast nooks.
Health First Centers encompasses full-body well-being by combining a full-service chiropractic spa and wellnesscenter. Inside private treatment rooms, Doctor of Chiropractic Tom Miles and his staff tend to creaky spines with chiropractic adjustments designed to suit everyone from the consummate athlete to the habitually hunching magician's assistant; in addition, they better interiors through nutritional counseling. Spa services include Eastern and Western-inspired massage, salt rubs, and aromatherapy, which help promote all-over wellness and put guests in a better frame of mind. The facility's decor also aims to soothe with natural elements, such as a salt-water fish tank and an adjoining garden.
Clients can take their experience home with them by stocking up on the health products sold in the wellness center, including nutritional supplements, salt-crystal lamps, and mattresses from Tempur-Pedic and Vivetique Organic. A strong supporter of bettering its clients through education, the center offers a series of yoga, partner massage, and tai chi classes as well as lectures on current health topics to equip patients with knowledge that can help them live healthier lifestyles and pad their acting resumés.
Since encasing their first piece of art behind glass in 1977, Framemaker’s professional artists and craftspeople continue to transform each print and photo brought into the shop into an artfully mounted creation. Staffers help your treasured images and memorabilia stand out by using regular and conservation-quality frames, matting, and glass in their framing work. Shoppers can bring in their own pieces to be framed or scoop up new works from Framemaker’s carefully curated assortment of posters, graphic prints, and original art created by local artists and spontaneous fission. The shop’s certified conservator can be found carefully erasing scratches and discoloration from old family photos via digital photo-restoration services. Other services such as shadow-box creation and canvas stretching add a unique spin to image display.
Modern showrooms outfitted with numerous appliances, electronics, and furniture from renowned brands welcome customers to DIrectBuy of Lancaster's home-improvement shopping experience. Though the shop may resemble many national retailers with its helpful staff and expansive stock, it bears a noticeable difference—the products are priced fairly below the standard retail suggestion and only come to life when you're not looking. The lower prices are made possible by DirectBuy’s partnership with their manufacturers, reducing shipping costs and eliminating retailer markup. Lancaster’s DirectBuy has softened blows to wallets for more than 40 years, and also reduces cost to customers via online orders.
Using his own two hands, Bryan Fulop has customized more than 1,000 closets. His decade of experience gives Bryan a practiced eye for efficient design. He knows how to maximize a space’s utility while also creating spaces for different categories of items, which makes it easy to find just the belt or mountain of soy-sauce packets you’re looking for. In addition to making over bedroom storage spaces, My Custom Closet tackles cluttered garages and laundry rooms, installing cabinetry and shelves to hold cleaning supplies or sports equipment. If a closet owner isn’t happy with an organization feature, Bryan drops by to fix or replace it, fulfilling his 100% customer-satisfaction guarantee.