Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens and Nursery

Last week, a friend and I got together for a day of shopping and exploring.  Along the way we stopped at Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens and Nursery in Fallbrook, California for a visit and lunch.  What a delightful surprise this place was!

It's tucked into the rolling, oak tree covered hills of Fallbrook.  The area is about half an hour from the Pacific coast and the climate is wonderful for growing plants.  It gets warmth from the inland valley and moisture and cool breezes from the ocean.  The setting and beautiful displays they had were beautiful and magical.

There's a little store in an old farm house with beautiful displays on the porch...


Rocking chairs to relax and take in the beauty...


Inside are creative and fun displays with lots of fun things for sale.


The old kitchen is being used to display canned goodies...


They have some wonderful paintings by a local artist.  I love this one!  I may even go back to get it.  Isn't this cow adorable?!


I loved this idea for wine bottles.  I wish I had a little niche in my house to do this...


There's beautiful old fireplace in the old farmhouse.  This orange kitty found a warm and cozy place in the basket next to it.  So cute!


I love this planter.  The little cupid looks like he's sitting in a bubble bath of flowers.


They have a tub of treats to purchase for feeding the goats out by their barn.


This kitty was always busy exploring while we were there.


They have a fairy garden area near the back door of the farm house.  There are lots of fairy garden supplies for sale and some cute little gardens to look at.


They have an area for potting plants.  It's so cute!




And, of course, since it's a nursery, they have plants for sale.  I thought these "Lemon Slice" Petunias were really cute.  They were tiny and so colorful and pretty.


They have a little place called, "Cafe Bloom".  A caterer brings in fresh food each day made with organic ingredients.  They had three choices that day...a chicken wrap (which looked delicious....that's what my friend got) and two different salads (mine was delicious).  They also have fresh baked Myrtle Berry Pie as well as lemonade, tea, and bottled drinks.  


Lunch can be ordered and put in a basket to eat anywhere on the grounds or they bring the basket to your table.  There's a few tables inside...


And, a patio to enjoy the outdoors and beautiful scenery.


We had fun wandering around the grounds.  There are pathways, bridges, sitting areas, and this wonderful old barn...


And, goats!...


There were lots of great things to see.  I love this and would love to have something like it in my back yard...


Here's one of the areas with chairs to sit and relax and lots of birdhouses hanging in the trees.


They have several old tractors.  Here's one under some of the old oak trees...


They had music playing throughout the nursery.  It was a nice touch.  Turns out they have live music on the weekends.  How fun!  The birdhouse that announces that is really cute too!


Myrtle Creek turned out to be such a wonderful surprise and the highlight of our day.  It's definitely a place I'd love to visit again and again.

21 comments:

Judy said...

Delightful!! What great pictures you got too.

hula-la said...

Oh man, the perfect post for someone from the winter dregs of New York to see! THINKING SPRING here for sure! Great post. Thank you for sharing! Aloha

Cindie said...

What a fun place! I hope you get to go back often.

Laurie said...

A great way to spend a day! I love the cow picture and sunflowers the most. And I need to find those lemon petunias.

Michelle said...

I LOVE that Fairy garden in the wheelbarrow! I might just have to do that! What a cute shop!

September Violets said...

What a fantastic place! I loved everything that you showed us. The sort of place it's fun to wander around for hours. Great idea with the lunch in a basket to allow you to extend your visit. I really like that broken down wall & doorway in the garden ... now how difficult would that be to reproduce in your own yard I wonder. Great accents everywhere, thanks for sharing your adventure Cheryl!
Wendy

Quinn said...

I should get out more...

Delighted Hands said...

What a great place to explore and let all your care's slip away! I liked the walls and door area...Very appealing to me!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Now that looks like my kinda place. Looks and sounds like it was a wonderful day. Best wishes, Tammy

judith said...

This place looks like fun!

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

What a charming place and I even have friends in Fallbrook so I must put this on my to list next time I visit.
Great photos, I love the shopping cart with the flowers.

Mereknits said...

I'd love to visit with you, it looks like a great place to spend the day.
Hugs,
Meredith

Amy at love made my home said...

What a wonderful place to visit, it looks as though you could have a great time there - and as though you did have a great time!! xx

Art and Sand said...

What an awesome spot.

My cousin is living in Fallbrook temporarily. I think I need to visit her and check out the gardens.

mamasmercantile said...

What a great place to visit, with some wonderful things to look at and admire. I loved the fireplace.

handmade by amalia said...

What a lovely place, must have been a fun day.
Amalia
xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a neat place to spend the day! I wish we had something like that here. LOVE the cute fairy garden! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

Beth P said...

What a fantastic place! I would never want to leave! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!
Hugs,
Beth P

KarenB said...

Woah, March 14th! You're getting as bad as me at keeping up!

Sandi said...

Love these photos! So serene!

reclaimed wood dining table said...

I love your post! And the place is great. How's everything? I hope all is well. Thanks for posting!