Open hours during sales events are always 10:00 -5:00 pm.
YOU CAN VISIT THE STUDIO AND GARDENS BY CALLING OR TEXTING 913-579 -5395
so we can set a time for you to visit.
From the Summer's Garden offers fun, innovative products and experiences for you,
your home and garden, and those you love. We specialize in original garden artwork and creative experiences. Two special seasonal retail events feature our work and that of our guest artists for truly unique gifts and great finds for your own home and garden. Our Spring Studio Sale runs for six weeks in May and June and The 12 Days of Christmas Sale runs twelve days in November. Creative Workshops and Studios are held throughout the year with a focus on creating a fun experience learning to make your own pieces in concrete, hypertufa, recycled handmade paper, and other mediums. Open to all ages. CREATIVE WORKSHOPS are single 2 1/2 hour classes and STUDIOS are two-day classes.
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The Hypertufa Studio offers a hands-on experience making Steve’s “green” version of HYPERTUFA, a mix of cement, sand, recycled paper fiber, and water. You
The Recycled Handmade Paper Studio provides a hands-on exploration of the craft of hand papermaking using natural flowers and leaves from the garden and recycled materials.
YOU WILL MOSAIC A 8" HYUPERTUFA BALL THE FIRST DAY AND GROUT IT THE NEXT.
Cast a series of shaped leaves in concrete and combine them with mirror pieces to create your own unique hanging sculpture that makes a dandy rain chain.
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Steve invites you to join in the fun at "HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN. He opens his studio and gardens for you to experience and discover handmade gifts for you and your family and friends. He works primarily in concrete, hypertufa A
and handmade paper. HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN is the theme for our spring sale this year and we have transformed the garden and studio into a shopping discovery experience- a haven for anyone who loves nature and gardening!
For over 36 years and counting, Lizz Dorgan has been bringing the visual beauty of color to life with her unique stained glass designs. Her 2022 garden collection is comprised of a blend of color and whimsy that is the perfect addition to rejuvenate your garden.
Each beautifully handcrafted piece has been specifically designed for this Spring event, and is inspired by her love of the rich colors displayed in a variety of flowers in her own garden. You have an opportunity to accentuate your own garden with the happiness of color crafted deliberately into each of these unique pieces of glass.
Natalie Thomas, the owner of Blue Mountain Pottery, has been a studio potter and ceramics instructor for over 20 years. She creates both wheel-thrown and hand-built pieces that can take on a functional or whimsical form. She is “Happy” creating whimsical art for your garden. You will hear a “Happy” hum coming from these brightly glazed wheel thrown feeders. Then pair it with the cutest hummingbird swing. The birds actually sit on them. It’s so sweet to watch! Do pigs really fly? Well, yes they do! See Natalie’s “Happy” little pigs flying throughout the garden. They are wheel thrown with hand built piggy parts. Fill your garden with pops of pink. Saying this fish is “Happy” is an understatement. Look at the smile this finned little fish has. They are hand painted with slip and full of personality. Imagine them swimming through your perennials and grasses.
We are KC Classic Gourmet Foods, we pack micro batch specialty foods from my mom's recipe book in our facility. Our main line is our KC Classic Dips, they are shelf stable, made with quality ingredients for delicious flavors. We Find us in Hy-Vee deli on the charcuterie shelf for your next party or an appetizer for dinner. Our products also make great gifts.
From making tacos to packing taco sauce for the Midwest. Nina is certified in Acidified Food and has been stirring up good things for over forty years now. Our oldest item is Jose's Taco Sauce, but the most popular these days is Raspberry Jalapeno Dip. We are always cooking up something in Grain Valley for a taste bud delight. We love seeing our customers at From the Summer's Garden!
Lisa Freeman has enjoyed many careers since her move to Overland Park 38 years ago. Who else do you know who has gone from graphic designer to greenhouse owner to youth coordinator to grandma, blending her creative talents into each one of these vocations? Lisa is inspired by all of her past experiences and passions, and uses them to create vibrant and inspirational art. Lisa’s works move from fabulous fiber wall pieces to greeting card design to uplifting mixed media wall plaques. Lisa is also known for salvaging and transforming wood and metal that “have more life to be lived”. For HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN Lisa will bring in lots of HAPPY works for your seasonal gift giving.
Bemby Yocum uses her years of experience as a graphic designer and greeting card artist to create a variety of fun items for the From the Summer Garden Sales. For the spring sale, HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN, she has had fun working with this year’s bright color palette. Bemby uses a simple approach of color and design to create unique and delightful pieces. Whether it is her original greeting cards, bird houses, bee houses, inspiring message blocks, or her always popular wooden birds, you will find something to add to your spring and summer décor.
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Sherri paints her canvas pieces from her Overland Park greenhouse studio or overlooking her creekside gardens. Her nature-inspired artwork captures the beauty of the things she loves most and brings that splash of life, whimsy and color into your home decor.
As a science teacher and Master Gardener, her passion for birds, pollinators and flowers comes to life with these unique wildlife pieces. These signed, ‘limited edition’ canvases have protective giclee finishes. If you love nature, they are perfect for indoor wall decor, but also protected outdoor spaces. They can add that special touch to your outdoor rooms, covered patios and decks.
Rita has been creating art for as long as she can recall. She is a self taught artist that enjoys LOTS of color. The brighter the better!! She enjoys many different mediums, but her main focus is fused glass.
Rita has been enjoying time in her recently completed studio. She has been firing her kilns almost daily! What has she been making?? Whimsical garden accents that are full of color, as well other beautiful fused glass gifts. Rita's personality is captured in each piece.
Lynn has been busy gardening - in her greenhouse, filling these sweet succulent pots with her cuttings. Wouldn’t they make a great Mother’s Day gift?! A gift that Mom can enjoy all summer long.
Watching the wild birds that eat from the various feeders around her house is one of the great joys Lynn finds in country living. This year she has added on oriole feeder to that collection. Designed with a basin for the customary grape jelly it also incorporates a skewer for oranges or other fruit. Feed your backyard birds in style this summer!
We love our customers, so feel free to call 913-579-5395 to set up a time to visit.
8601 Barkley Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212, United States
10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Generally Steve is home Thursday through Sunday every week. Call 913-579-5395 to find a time that works for both of us between the hours of 10:00 am - 5:00 pm