Cockfield's Garden is a modern home and garden boutique dedicated to bringing unusual plants and merchandise for novice and seasoned plant enthusiasts as well as inspiration and education regarding use of the products in your living spaces.
Kneeling in the dirt beside my grandmother has been an inspiration since I was a child. Cockfield's Garden came about when I stuck a rented tent filled with plants in a friends front yard during the APHN home tour weekend. I stood in the sun all day selling and talking about plants with friends and visitors. Shortly thereafter I opened a small space within The Book Merchant in Natchitoches. It only seemed right to name my fledgling business after my garden inspiration, my grandmother, Eula Cockfield.
It has been several years since the bookstore closed and I had to feed my muse. Through farmers markets, master gardener symposiums, antique and vintage fairs, countless visits to gardens and garden shops on my travels and pure luck I now have a garden shop in Kaffie Fredericks Hardware store in downtown Natchitoches. Lucky Me! I continue to have customers from the tent sale as well as repeat customers who are visiting Natchitoches again or simply passing through. I've expanded my offerings to workshops, special classes, customized container designs, terrariums and vertical gardens , and hopefully soon, indoor acquatic plants.
The challenge of turning plants into living pieces for your home, garden and workspace is a thrill. I find it gratifying to explore customers plant questions and share information. I continue to be intrigued by creating uses for furry mosses, diminutive ferns, tillandsias and marimo aquatic moss balls .
The evolution from kneeling in the dirt to crafting small living worlds such as fairy gardens, terrariums, kokedama's, sharing my knowledge and inspiring my customer keeps me motivated and inspired. Mama Eula would be proud.
Events & Workshops
create your own terrarium at a hands on workshop at which you will learn the art and technique of crafting a closed terrarium. The container, planting medium, plants, decorative moss and unique treasures are included in the cost of the workshop, as well as demonstration, full printed instruction on building and maintaining your creation. Call or email Cockfield's Garden for further information or to book a class
With a bit of wanderlust and a desire to offer larger and more diverse plant offerings, Cockfield's participates in several events a year. Last year I was to be found at Market at the Mill in New Roads, Blooming on the Bricks, Natchitoches Green Market, Sabine Master Gardener's Down & Dirty Symposium, Provenance Farmer's Market, Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival, Northwest Louisiana Master Gardener's Tour de Jardin . Join Cockfield's Email to be notified of upcoming events.