You don't have to be an expert gardener; just get the tools to look like one.. The Skinny This is no ordinary garden-supply store. The large, heavy double doors--left invitingly open on warm days--bear Smith & Hawken's trademark pitchfork-and-spade handles. Inside, you're greeted by a Martha Stewart scene of growing things, fresh woodsy scents and romantic displays.
The Goods Typical tools get fancy here, like Swiss-made pruning shears, pitchforks and spades for around $60, and pricey gardening wear that's really too nice to get dirty anyway. Teak furniture and cedar Adirondack chairs add style, indoors or out. Wander through displays to find whimsical surprises like brass doorbells adorned with dragonflies and watering cans and seed packets with names like "Cherry Bomb" radishes and "Bonanza" broccoli. For muddy jobs, try a pair of "Wellies" (knee-high, rubber boots, straight from Scotland for $62).