A brand new shopping op at Bartram's

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Been to Bartram's lately? I haven't been for awhile and was pleasantly surprised yesterday to see the beautiful new Garden Shop. What a nice job! Like the garden, it's open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It sells an interesting variety of stuff - seed-saving kits, garden tools and note cards, Franklinia jewelry, books, honey from the garden, Bartram-inspired botanical prints, cookbooks - my fave was Soul on Rice: African Influences on American Cooking - toys, growing kits and seeds.

The staff is very excited about another new feature - a bathroom for visitors! No longer will they be using the staff restroom. Say hey!

Since the store was officially closed during my visit, I'll have to return to do some shopping. Had my eye on Bartram's honey, a pendant, and maybe a cookbook and some notecards. Like I need more ...

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