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 3 in NH). Our offerings include:

Garden and Nature Themed Workshops for Kids with a season full of fun and educational activities. Watch for workshop listings.
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.


All About Butterflies
Thursday, April 24

10 AM
at Gibsons's Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. Concord, NH

Looking for a fun activity with the kids during April Vacation Week? I'll be presenting a program "All About Butterflies" at Gibson's Bookstore and Imagination Village in Concord. There will be a butterfly craft, a butterfly story and activities to learn more about butterflies and the beautiful Monarch. Kids are encouraged to wear butterfly or fairy wings if they have them. Don't forget your camera! I hope to see you there.

I will be scheduling Leaf Stone workshops around mid-May, as soon as the rhubarb leaves are ready. Would you like a day out with the girls? Plan a Leaf Stone workshop for you and up to 5 of your friends for a Leaf Stone workshop. Go to my Leaf Stone page for more details.

Our self-service Farm Stand opening soon!
This seems to be the winter that will never quit! We are experiencing a cool spring but the weathermen say things should turn around soon. Check back for our opening day which should be sometime in May. We'll be open daily from 9-6. Flowers will be available as weather permits. The stand will be stocked with our Leaf Stone Bird Baths, Sedum Planters and Lazy Susans plus our garden- and nature-themed hand-stamped and dyed silk scarves and neckties.

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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