On a walk down King Street, an inviting storefront beckoned us to come in for a closer look. Of course there are many shops in Old Town with charisma but it was my green thumb that was tugged and inside I went. Knotting Hill Gardens provides “award winning’ landscaping and garden planning services, but inside they had the kind of items that could certainly find their way onto a front step or on to a table. Knotting Hill Gardens is a narrow shop but the shelves are layered with items that could pass for antiques but in actuality are just designed with a sense of times past. Stone figurines, miniature planters, earthen vases, candles, blocks of soap and of course flowering plants in a variety of pottery designs occupy the display areas.
Thinking clean or do you just want that lavender scent? There is something about big bars of colored imported soap that just makes you want to stack them in the bathroom. Lined up like ducks, the potted plants are easy on the eyes.
If not for me, then certainly there is a gift to be found here patiently waiting for a ribbon and card. Of course you could always go to Home Depot for that potted plant but you will never find it presented with such charm.
Knotting Hill Gardens
815B King Street
Alexandria VA 22314