Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm
2, 3 at Hoyt St.
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If the green of Brooklyn provides a respite from Manhattan’s gray, then Boerum Hill boutique GRDN provides an even greener and more-Zen-like sanctuary in an increasingly citified borough. Customers come in looking to fill spaces of all kinds—yards, roofs, terraces, decks, windowsills and stoops—and the store’s experienced staff is ready to help, no matter how small the project or admittedly black the thumb. Informal consults suggest good plants for shade or acid soil; more detailed garden designs can be arranged through GRDN staffers. The shop has its own garden, of course, ripe with the scent of wet earth and fresh herbs, and bursting with potted blossoms and greenery. High-end, aesthetically pleasing tools and accessories impress as well: Felco implements, Guy Wolff and Campo de’ Fiori terracotta pottery, Womanswork and West County garden gloves, Tula hats, and glass decoupage accessories from John Derian. There are also products for young gardeners, Seed Savers Exchange heirloom seeds, and cut flowers with a wild, freshly picked aesthetic, as well as basics like potting soil and plant food. Ask for details on GRDN’s arrangements for weddings and events.