Petals in the Pines
Donna & Jim Miller
126 Baptist Rd. Canterbury NH 03224
(603) 783-0220
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Welcome to Petals in the Pines! We are a certified Nature Explore Classroom by Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation (one of only 4 in NH). Our offerings include:

Garden and Nature Themed Workshops for Kids with a season full of fun and educational activities. Look below in our Event Listing for current programs.
Garden Themed Birthday Parties so they can have a great outdoor experience to celebrate their special day.
Leaf Stones are unique and whimsical bird baths, planters, table tops and Lazy Susans available at our self-service stand. We offer scheduled "make-your-own" workshops, or you can host one for you and a group of friends.
Fresh Cut Flower Bouquets stocked at our self-service stand June through September (or first frost.) Special orders can be requested as well.
Group Tours of our Themed Gardens
are available--a great opportunity for garden clubs.


Nov. 8 & 9
10 AM - 4 PM

Sponsored by the League of NH Craftsman, this statewide touring and shopping event is a fun way to experience the best New Hampshire has to offer. Visitors can purchase items made here in New Hampshire (tax free), meet and talk with artists and craftspeople in their studios, and sample fresh products from farm stands and orchards. There are eleven other participating businesses in Canterbury besides Petals in the Pines. It will be a great weekend to visit our quaint town and get some early Christmas shopping done. Visit NH Open Doors for more details and a complete listing of participants.

At our farm stand you'll find:

  • Hand-crafted, Leaf-Stone bird baths, table tops, planters, "Welcome" stones, and Lazy Susans made from our garden leaves.
  • Silk scarves embossed with garden/nature themes and hand-dyed to create a unique designs.
  • Appalachian style Egg Baskets
  • Hand-crafted walking sticks
  • Swedish Almond Cake (stock up now for the holidays!)

While you're here:

  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate and refreshments will be served.
  • Roast marshmallows and make smores round the bonfire. (Weather permitting)
  • Stroll our gardens to enjoy the fall landscape.
  • Build a fairy house.
Our Roots: In 1992 we bought our home on 5 acres in Canterbury. Our passive solar house was surrounded by pines and hardwood trees amongst outcroppings of beautiful granite ledge. There was very little open space for gardens. In 2000, we purchased an adjoining 3 acres which gave us all kinds of new opportunities. An area behind the house was logged and opened up for gardens. We started with a blank slate, an open space of land, and little by little created a beautiful landscape. Our children were quite young at the time so we started with the Children's Garden which features plants representing the 5 senses of the body.  The Peter Rabbit Garden vegetable beds were established next, and we built two teepees for our kids, on which to grow gourds and morning glories. Since then, we've added 2-3 themed gardens each year. It is truly a labor of love! In 2010 we opened our gardens to the public. We've hosted elementary school groups and garden clubs and we want to share our beautiful landscape with you!

Please contact us at 783-0220. We look forward to seeing you.

Jim and Donna Miller

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