Field Trip to Kim’s Home and Garden Center in Huntsville

Those of us who had not been to Kim’s new location were in for a treat – complete with pumpkins and scarecrows! They specialize in heirlooms, natives, and hard to find varieties, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have amazing selections of pottery, fountains, statuary, and garden decor, and offer design and installation services for commercial and residential landscape projects. The shops are filled with treasures and there are gorgeous trees on the property including one of the oldest gums in Texas. Kim gave us an update on the progress and Karen made fast friends with Detlev’s dog, Tara Marie.

The fall decorations were spectacular!

There are 2 venues for shopping, the restored Top o’ the Hill Mansion and the new Stone Barn.

Ready for lunch? Donna Marie knows the best spots and she made reservations at the Farmhouse Cafe & Bakery. Great service by Shantel who handled special requests and separate checks efficiently and with a big smile. After a delicious luncheon we went antique shopping.

Huntsville is perhaps best known as the home of the Texas State Penitentiary established in 1848 as the first state prison. Other attractions include Sam Houston University and Oakwood Cemetery, the final resting place of Texas legends including none other than Sam Houston himself.

If you are interested in the history and restoration of the Top o’ the Hill in Huntsville click here. Please note this is a pre-Covid interview (January 2020) and the property is still a work in progress.

Thanks to Donna Marie for organizing the trip, and Detlev, Diane, Elaine and Viviane for the photos.

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