by Barb B
Napa, CA and Hereford, AZ , Arizona
March 28, 2001
We needed to liven things up--the backyard garden of our home was dull and sorely in need of some creative new garden ornaments and decorations. So a visit to the Succulent Garden Shop in The Barnyard Shopping Complex in Carmel Valley was at the top of our schedule during a recent trip to the Monterey Peninsula area.
Twenty years of creative effort has been lovingly poured into the Succulent Garden Shop. Here, you will find every item you can dream of to enhance your garden, as well as loads of creative ideas to display items in your yard. Succulent plants of every variety, ceramic sculptures as far as the eye can see, planters in every shape and design, distinctive weathervanes, living wall sculptures, pottery, natural murals, lush orchid plants and much, much more. The staff is extremely helpful and graciously offers advice and assistance about your gardening problems. Items can be conveniently packed and shipped, so even if you are a "visitor from afar" your purchases can be safely and easily delivered. You can visit their website at -- http://www.succulentgardens.com --Take the virtual tour!
The Barnyard Shopping Complex allows you to stroll along brick walkways amid sun-drenched gardens surrounded by 7 rustic barns. Depending on the season, flowers are everywhere--wildflowers wave during Springtime, fragrant honeysuckle and roses fill the air in Summer, 6 foot tall sunflowers bend to greet you in the Fall and the Christmas gardens are aglow with hundreds of tiny lights. Over 40 unique specialty shops offer distinctive one-of-a-kind treasures including designer apparel, fine jewelry, books, home accessories, and special gift items. Restaurants extend a world of choices--Japanese, American, British, Chinese and Italian are all on the Barnyard’s menu.
The Barnyard is located at Highway One on Carmel Valley Road (look for the windmill). The Succulent Garden is at the north end of the shopping center. Plenty of free parking and a shopping experience you won’t forget!
From journal Monterey--The Other California Bay