Northern Naturals and Gardens
899 Frost Hill Road, Belmont
Gretchen Gregory makes the most of Vermont landscapes with a landscaping and garden service in the summer and a tea room with a gift and herb shop year round, as well as a florist shop with cut flowers and winter wreathes, Christmas gifts and decorations.
In the tea room she puts together custom herbal tea blends using local wild-crafted and organic herbs. “I wanted to have a place where people could relax, have a cup of tea, talk about gardening, just get together,” she says. The public can also buy herbal teas in bulk, honey, skin products, and essential oils.
Gretchen completed an apprentice program in the healing arts, practicing at first with family members. She finds a lot of her herbs through wildcrafting. In addition, she conducts herbal workshops, talks and walks at her shop or area venues.
She says she has been a landscaper “my whole life.” She works with each setting’s unique features natural to the northern environment and helps to maintain them over the long term.
The gift and herb shop is open Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; tea room by appointment only.
Turn off Route 103 at blinking light, up the hill, turn onto Frost Hill Road. The shop is about half a mile on the left.