Aintree Gardens

Recently, I got a tip from a friend of mine of another great garden center to take a look at. Honour McMillan is a name I’ve been familiar with through the blogosphere, but I didn’t realize that she also makes such beautiful plants and flowers.

Aintree Gardens is the name of her plant nursery, and its one of those places you can find yourself wandering around in for ages. I live on an island with a tropical theme, and most of my outside landscaping is done. But now I’m ready to turn my focus to sprucing up my indoors with the sort of plants that won’t quite fit the island theme outside. I love lots of bright, spingtime flowers that you’d normally find in a garden. Honour has an excellent selection that look like they would be perfect to use with indoor planters and vases.

Something of note that I’d like to mention is that Honour does offer both copy and no copy options for her plants. I love having that choice available, depending on what you want to do with the plants you’re buying. The no copy versions are significantly less, which is perfect if you only want to fill a vase or add a little bit of contrasting color to your landscaping.

One thing that you absolutely must look at while you are visiting Aintree, are the amazing hanging floral baskets! The detail on these grabbed my eye immediately, the first time I was here. Now I do need to point out that they were a bit heavy in prims. (I think most of them are 30 prims each). But the detail is remarkable. Most hanging baskets I’ve seen are usually from 3-5 prims, but it seems to be just the same flat texture intersected into itself a few times. These are done very, very well. I love the way the flowers cascade down, and the woven basket design with the potting soil visable. I have one of these baskets in the garden room of my home, and I just love it.

If trees are what you’re looking for, she has an extensive selection of those as well. Both full grown and saplings, again her trees are made with more prims so they are very highly detailed.

You can also find other accessories for your yard, such as fountains, gazebos and frames with flowering vines. (These are much lower in prims, and still very pretty!)

For indoors, she has large floor planters, small flowerpots, tea caddies, oak chests and watering cans. There really is a lot to see here, and I have a feeling I might have even missed a couple of areas.

If you’d like, you can subscribe to her blog to find out about product updates and her latest developments. http://honour-mcmillan.blogspot.com/

Slurl to Aintree Gardens: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Aintree/97/104/27

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~ by Nika Dreamscape on August 17, 2008.

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