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Beyond the Garden Gate

Just what the gardener ordered – an upscale, outdoor-living garden store and home decor boutique, centrally located at the corner of Olive Drive and Richards Boulevard in front of The Design House.

Becky Heard, Pat Stromberg and Nancy Storm Garden Divas

I knew I’d love this store as soon as I saw all the topiaries, statuary, ironworks, outdoor dining accessories and selection of plants and pots. And if you don’t have a particularly green thumb, there is a wide assortment of home decor, jewelry, linens and local artisans’ works. With complimentary gift wrap and excellent customer service, it’s just what Davis shoppers appreciate!

Vintage bistro set

What makes this new retailer extra special is the local ownership. Has anyone out there ever brainstormed with their friends about an idea for a product, a restaurant or a store that they would open? Well, that’s just what Becky Heard, Nancy Storm and Pat Stromberg did! They have been long-time Davis residents, friends and lovers of art and gardens. Their dream is our shopping reality.

Recently, at the Pence Gallery Garden Tour, decorative garden and table items, beautiful ceramic pottery, statuary and plantings from Beyond the Garden Gate were featured. These Garden Divas, as they like to be called, have a knack for merchandising and arranging collections in the garden, and for outdoor entertaining.

Petite pots and garden accents for indoors and out

With the weather finally (!!) getting warmer, now is the time to freshen up your outdoor patio and lawn furniture with new cushions or pillows, centerpieces and lighting.  Considering adding in new plants in those spotty areas of your yard or creating an ensemble of potted plants on your patio or tabletop now that more time will be spent relaxing and entertaining outside.

Le Cadeaux dinnerware - you won't believe it's unbreakable until you pick it up!

Beyond the Garden Gate rents their location for private events. With decomposed granite underfoot and vintage looking dining furniture and seating, Beyond the Garden Gate transforms into an elegant evening location especially with bistro lights strewn above and candle lighting on table tops. And, for all those birthday-party planning parents out there who have exhausted all the predictable locations in and around Davis, Beyond the Garden Gate has an innovative “menu” of party themes. They’ll literally take care of everything including the birthday cake and goody bags! No post-party mess in your house….Check their website for prices and particulars.

Home accents and garden details abound at Beyond the Garden Gate

When you shop Beyond the Garden Gate don’t miss their indoor space. It’s just beyond a set of French doors connected to The Design House. Here you’ll find a range of fine home decor, accessories and gifts. Anyone looking to revive a room or rooms in their home will certainly find a generous assortment.  The owners work in the store and would love to help you finesse your home’s decor as well as help you find the perfect gift.

Garden-inspired gifts

Beyond the Garden Gate is located at 1015 Olive Drive in Davis. The phone number is 530-756-6698. Store hours are 10am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, and on Sundays – noon to 5pm.

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