About - Gina's Art & Garden
Gina's Art and Garden strives to be a memorable experience for each customer whether your visit is a few minutes or several hours. Our diverse product line is tailored to appeal to you regardless of your unique and personal decorating style. We want your every visit to bring a sense of enjoyment in a relaxed atmosphere.
Our products include: refurbished and repurposed furnishings for your home and garden, as well as an expansive selection of art prints that can be customized, group and personal photography sessions by appointment, seasonal produce and fresh cut flowers, along with potted plants and more.
STARTING SUMMER 2021 - We will host opportunities for you to walk, sit and relax amid the Shoppe gardens. Share a visit with your family and friends. Be sure to register with your email so that we can keep you informed of events and other special opportunities.
Pieces of various mediums are scattered about the Shoppe and Show Room. Many canvas or framed prints created from Gina's photography during travels near and far. A vast selection to provide special pieces custom ordered to fit your room and space, will soon be available for viewing on a Shoppe kiosk. Meanwhile enjoy the pieces currently on display.
Gina's Art and Garden is the culmination of a long time vision that has evolved. It was fed and fostered by an ever changing life journey. The innocence of a sweet little granddaughter busy baking with her grandma exclaiming 'Grandma, some day could we open a little bakery that will be a HAPPY PLACE for people to come'. That grew to precious drawings by her and two additional granddaughters (drawings will be added to this site).
When Gina was all of 7 years old, she attended to customers at the family's roadside stand on Talmadge Road in Toledo. The family grew and presented a fine selection of fruits and vegetables. Everything had to be clean and of optimal freshness as well as quality. Customer service was a priority.
Years into her own Health Administration Career, it became a goal to establish her own business and in so doing to include other family and friends. Along the way there have been other retail experiences that have proven to enhance the vision and delivery of services.
The property on which our Shoppe location is currently located, was recently purchased by William and Patricia Yates. William lost his battle with an aggressive cancer on June 21st. His legacy will live on as we all enjoy the peacefulness, beauty, and vibrancy of this lovely location.
Thanks to Tricia and William's appreciation of Gina's vision and talents, the offer to establish the Shoppe and Gardens on their property location just east of Fulton Lucas County Road - Swanton, has become a reality. Gina's children contributed many hours of time and talents to renovate one of the buildings in which our artisan products are on display. The raised gardens have required much work in these initial stages of ownership. Our vision includes vast beds of lavender and other herbs along with a variety of perennials, fruits and vegetables. Many of these items will be available for sale at the Shoppe. Stay tuned....as we grow!
Summer of 2021 promises HOPE to each of us as we move into a safer time and more normalcy subsequent to this unwelcome virus. With that, we look forward to bringing you more exciting news.
Book an appointment for your family or personal photography on site or location of your choice. More details forthcoming. (Gina offers a flat hourly rate and specializes in outdoor settings using natural lighting- call for more details.)
A Note of Introduction from Gina
My life has been filled with the beauty of lush, colorful floral and vegetable gardens amid the ever-changing landscape of large families. The opportunity to grow up in a substantially farm-based family occupation, brought a deep appreciation of our important relationship to the Earth. A frugal upbringing brought with it a respect for the seasons, making the best use of resources, a strong work ethic and a penchant for delivering quality - friendly customer service.
Several years ago now, I was personally confronted with a life threatening and life altering cancer diagnosis of leukemia. Through that journey more invaluable lessons were learned, including a deeper awareness of enhanced nutritional and life style changes. Family and friends became an even more important part of my life and survival. Being surrounded by flourishing and colorful gardens gave solace to my spirit.
The culmination of these and many more invaluable life experiences continue to be major contributory factors with the creation of this Unique Shoppe comprised of a diversified team of talented artisans. Watch us as we grow!