Has Squire House Gardens changed hands/are you the new owners?
Yes! Squire House Gardens closed in the summer of 2021 and we, Nicholas and Jill Livingston, purchased the property in October of that same year. After a winter of settling in, ordering for the shop and plantyard, and growing in the greenhouse, we reopened as Horta Culture in May of 2022.
Is there a shop?
We do have a shop with a growing selection of garden and home goods. We are committed to sourcing durable, beautiful objects with transparency. Our selection prioritizes handmade objects made from natural and sustainably sourced materials. We source locally as well as from artisans in Europe and Asia. The shop is entered off the plantyard off the south side of the property across from Afton Town Square Park.
Will you reopen the entire first floor?
We don't currently plan to open more store space but could do so in the future if necessary.
Are the gardens still open to the public?
The gardens are open to the public during shop hours Thursday and Friday from 1-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm, or by appointment. The garden may be rented for photography sessions, private parties, and weddings. Please contact us at [email protected] to inquire about booking the garden.
Will you honor Squire House Garden's gift certificates?
Unfortunately, we cannot. While we have moved into the historic Squire House and are operating a garden shop and plantyard we are a new and entirely separate business. We have no record of or transferred funds to support Squire House Garden's gift certificates. We apologise for the inconvenience.