Please note that Carolyn’s Shade Gardens does not have regular hours and is not open for garden visits.  Customers can tour the gardens when picking up pre-ordered plants.  If you would like to be on our customer list, please send your full name, address, and cell number to carolyn@carolynsshadegardens.com and specify if you are interested in snowdrops.  Thanks.

Carolyn’s Shade Gardens is a retail nursery (mail order for snowdrops only) in Bryn Mawr, PA,  specializing in perennial flowering plants that thrive without full sun, and a two-acre ornamental garden open to customers picking up orders. Plants are chosen to suit all types of shady areas with an emphasis on the many showy and colorful flowers that flourish in full shade.  We offer an especially good selection of snowdrops, hellebores, and hostas.

Our gardens are maintained completely organically.  We grow over 50% of the plants we sell in our own production beds.  The display beds allow visitors to see the well-labeled plants in a variety of landscape settings.  All our perennials are low maintenance: we never fertilize or spray (except for deer) and rarely water. Every plant on our list flourishes in the Delaware Valley area on our low maintenance regime.

We communicate with our customers using email updates.  If you wish to be added to our customer email list, just email your full name, address, and cell number to carolyn@carolynsshadegardens.com and specify whether you are interested in snowdrops.

7 Responses to “ABOUT CSG”

  1. Carolyn, we love to visit your gardens, it brings a smile to our faces every visit. Looking forward to the spring!!!! Congrats on setting up your blog..you are braver than me 🙂

    • Hi Peggy. I love it when people take the time to walk around my gardens. I am pretty proud of myself for going beyond my comfort zone with computer stuff. However, WordPress makes the basics easy. Carolyn

  2. Margaret Brown Says:

    What a great idea! The black backgrouond makes reading a little difficult for my aging eyes but I’ll keep trying. Certainly the green print is easier than white.
    Congratulations for persisting- and for the impressive result.

    • Thanks for the kind words, Margaret. I won’t use purple font again. I think the real problem is the font size which I would like to enlarge. However, it turns out I would have to write html code to enlarge it–it’s not like Word or emailing (WordPress Support confirmed this). I am looking into other options. Carolyn

    • Hello again Margaret. Based on your comments and those of others, I picked a different WordPress theme with bigger font and better definition. Please let me know what you think. Carolyn

  3. I was surprised to see some of things you still have in bloom at this season. Bryn Mawr must be a climate zone ahead of us. I’ve just bought the Jacob and hope to have it out next year…

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