An Artist Down the Road

In early March, the day of our “kick-off” meeting of all the crews and staff at Landscape Projects’ Poolesville, MD location, the other designers and I took a small road trip. Two miles away from our company’s physical plant, in Beallsville, sits Alden Farms, a local annuals-and-perennials garden center that happens to be owned by an accomplished sculptor.

David Therriault, the sculptor/gardener/entrepreneur in question, has been working with various kinds of “found” stone and metal for a number of years. What I loved about his work was its variety and how he combines different materials into a beautiful, cohesive work of art. Some of them are stand-alone sculptures of different sizes; some are water features. I saw at least a dozen I could envision incorporating into a garden.

If you’d like to contact David about his work, he can be reached via the Alden Farms website. If you live in the Montgomery County area, it’s worth a trip. But don’t be surprised if some of these works are gone when you visit, because I’m planning to take a client there soon, and she has a very large garden.

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5 Comments on “An Artist Down the Road”

  1. willisjww Says:

    Hi Melissa, thanks for posting. Alden Farms certainly looks worthy of a field trip, if only to admire the stonework…

    • Melissa Says:

      I agree. David (the artist and owner of the nursery there) is usually on site. Check the website for days and hours it’s open – I think it’s Wednesdays through Sundays.

  2. Alden Farms looks like a great reason for a day trip. I love adding art to my garden and can save this as another local source. 🙂 Thanks!

  3. David’s work is amazing. I just spent a weekend at the recycle store that put on a class about using recycled building materials in garden art, it was amazing. I have really expanded my appreciation for anyone who can envision something new and different in everything.

  4. Irene Jeruss Says:

    Hi, Melissa. You have some lovely photographs of hydrangea. Please contact me at your earliest convenience if you would be interested in selling non exclusive rights.
    Thanks much.

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