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Philadelphia Story: Terrain’s New Shop on the Main Line

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Philadelphia Story: Terrain’s New Shop on the Main Line

August 28, 2018

With its new shop in Devon, Pennsylvania, Terrain earlier this month opened its doors on Philadelphia’s Main Line.

With several other brick-and-mortar locations, including a flagship store and nursery a half hour’s drive away in Glen Mills, Terrain sells a wide selection of plants, planters, homewares, and gardening books (including our own Gardenista book and the forthcoming Terrain: Ideas and Inspiration for Decorating the Home and Garden with a scheduled publication date of October 2018).

We’re longtime admirers of Terrain’s sprawling shops, which occupy a unique retail niche with their emphasis on stylish garden accoutrements for outdoors and in. Let’s take a look around the newest location, which also includes a restaurant and an event space with a soaring glass ceiling.

Photography courtesy of Terrain.

The six-acre Devon Yard complex developed by Philadelphia-based URBN also is home to Terrain&#8
Above: The six-acre Devon Yard complex developed by Philadelphia-based URBN also is home to Terrain’s sister brands: Anthropologie, BHLDN, and the restaurant Amis Trattoria also are tenants.
Terrain sells plants, both for indoor and outdoor gardens, but that&#8
Above: Terrain sells plants, both for indoor and outdoor gardens, but that’s where its similarity to a typical garden shop or nursery center ends. Terrain’s seasonal selection is collected, arranged, and often paired with complementary planters.
Coral bells, late-season annuals, and shrubs with red-tinged foliage are displayed together as an object lesson. They would look just as happy grouped together in a garden bed.
Above: Coral bells, late-season annuals, and shrubs with red-tinged foliage are displayed together as an object lesson. They would look just as happy grouped together in a garden bed.
Container gardens and ceramic planters are on display with an inventive mix of edible and perennial plants.
Above: Container gardens and ceramic planters are on display with an inventive mix of edible and perennial plants.

At the new shop, Terrain offers “on-site container design.”

Like Terrain&#8
Above: Like Terrain’s other shops, the Devon Yard complex includes a restaurant where the menu changes seasonally.
On the menu, a harvest bowl with quinoa, summer vegetables, kale, falafel, and tahini vinaigrette.
Above: On the menu, a harvest bowl with quinoa, summer vegetables, kale, falafel, and tahini vinaigrette.
Also in the complex is Terrain Gardens, a wedding and event space that includes a walled outdoor garden, an indoor reception room, and a covered porch (shown) suitable for cocktail receptions.
Above: Also in the complex is Terrain Gardens, a wedding and event space that includes a walled outdoor garden, an indoor reception room, and a covered porch (shown) suitable for cocktail receptions.
The high-ceilinged event space has reclaimed wood floors, farmhouse tables, and string lights someone else already hung for you. Guest capacity: 0.
Above: The high-ceilinged event space has reclaimed wood floors, farmhouse tables, and string lights someone else already hung for you. Guest capacity: 150.
Sunlight pours in through the skylight; lucky plants.
Above: Sunlight pours in through the skylight; lucky plants.

Terrain’s Devon Yard shop is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. See more information at Terrain at Devon Yard.

Are your thoughts turning to houseplants as days get shorter and temperatures cool? See our curated design guides to Houseplants 101 and read more:

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