Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Gas Station or Playhouse?

What a find!  This whimsical cottage is located in McCrory Gardens, a botanical garden operated and maintained by the Plant Science Department of South Dakota State University.  Believe it or not, it was originally a gas station.  (Gas station design has changed a bit over the years).  Love the storybook style roof.  It looks like it even has a tiny chimney.  The windows and flower boxes are nicely detailed too.  I may just have to recreate plans for this one.  Wouldn't it be a perfect playhouse...or garden office?  

McCrory Gardens:
 A quaint garden space, the Cottage Garden is a popular photo stop. The cottage garden is a distinct style of garden that uses an informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings, and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants. English in origin, the cottage garden depends on grace and charm rather than grandeur and formal structure. The building for the space was once a gas station located in Lake Preston, SD.

I'm still digging around for more information on this cottage, but just couldn't wait to share.  If you know more about it or have interior pictures please let me know.  I'll update as I find info.

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