Craig’s Summer Letter

  Dear Garden Appreciative Friends,   The summer season is upon us.  The weather already another quandary, with our August rains coming in July, but at least the brutal heat and humidity have been phasing in and out so far.  In the Garden things seem to be growing well as long as there is proper […]

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Open Days Announcement: Visit Our Gardens on June 25th!

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days 2017 On Sunday, June 25th, from 10am to 4pm, visit the Gardens at 900, our careful renovation and interpretation of the original entry building complex and gardens of Elawa Farm. Originally designed by architect David Adler in 1917 for A. Watson and Elsa Armour, the buildings and gardens were abandoned for nearly a […]

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For the first three weekends of June 2017, Craig Bergmann’s Garden Market will be open to the public! An assortment of garden antiques, unique ornaments, Italian terracotta pots, one of a kind indoor and outdoor furnishings, and a variety of our home grown and uncommon signature plants will be available for purchase at our Nursery. […]

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Craig’s 2017 Spring Letter

  Dear Fellow Lovers of Spring, Well, we’ve waited a long time for it, But Spring has finally arrived in the garden! For the last three weeks or so, I have been conscious of the longer days and every plant outside seems to as well.  This winter, being so mild, never really browned our lawns, […]

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Infant Welfare Showhouse & Gardens

Six great reasons to see the Infant Welfare Showhouse and Gardens between April 29 – May 21 this year. As designers, we love to collect. “Ooooooh, look!” Our travels bring us to curious treasures we can’t resist, so we bring them home. Some live with us in our studio, nursery, and garden. Others we secret […]

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Elawa Farms Exciting New Offer!

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For My Dear Friend Jane O’Neil

  As the redwing blackbird this morning wanes for spring,  we reflect on the loss of our Dear friend Jane O’Neil. Yesterday was such a glorious day with blue skies, crystalline snow and the promise of spring in the air.  The perfect day for air travel. As I watched Mr. Redwing Blackbird, who flew in […]

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Landscape Design Maturity

3 Landscape Design Ideas to Add Instant Maturity to a New Home

We’re sharing a trick, a tip, and a design approach we used in the landscape design of this new home that makes it feel instantly elegant, stately and mature. One year before these beautiful LUXE magazine photos were taken, neither this house nor its garden existed. Because it’s on a corner lot in a very established neighborhood, we are frequently […]

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Winter, Almost Spring, Letter from Craig

Hello folks. I’ve been remiss in sending out my winter greetings to you and I apologize for that.  This late fall and early winter has been a whirlwind for me personally with selling our old place in Michigan, health issues with the family, and on and on…. Interesting when the season closes, all of a […]

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Designing a Modern Garden in a Traditional Setting

Turkey’s done but we’re full of thanks this week for the latest issue of LUXE Interiors and Design for profiling one of our latest gardens!  Our collaboration with Andrea Burridge Interior Design and Pursely Dixon Architects is covered in a beautifully photographed piece that illustrates how contemporary and traditional style can work together. We couldn’t resist sharing a […]

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