In August 2018, Suzanne and her bird carver husband Wes Ripple held their first joint Open Studio. They called the event Gallery in the Garden because their pondside home has lush gardens leading down to the water’s edge. Wes is a long time flower gardener, and the couple plants over 500 annuals yearly along with maintaining a large perennial garden.
Gallery in the Garden 2018 was a great success, despite road work, an unexpected detour, and torrential rain Saturday morning. (Thank you again to everyone who came!) Wes and Suzanne have decided to make it an annual event, and invited some special guest artists in 2019. Nancy O'Connor, John Limoge, Ann Morgan and Amber Beaudet joined Wes and Suzanne, and the 2019 event was another success!
Due to Covid-19, Gallery in the Garden was not held in 2020. We missed everyone!
We are planning a spectacular return in 2021, following CDC recommendations to insure safe shopping.
Also, we have launched a Facebook page to keep you informed about our gardens and talented artists.
Please like and follow us!
Continuing the tradition, Galley in the Garden 2021 will again be held on the weekend closest to August 1st, and again we will include some special invited guest artists. Suzanne and Wes cordially invite you to join us on Saturday, July 31 from 10-5 and Sunday, August 1 from 10-4. Wander the gardens, purchase fine craft, relax with refreshments on the deck.
Gallery in the Garden is truly a one-of-a-kind setting for fine handcraft!
We’re located about 20 minutes north of Concord NH,
and very easy to find from Interstate 93.
Hope you will join us!
Since we live in the countryside, we have discovered that GPS often takes our guests along a merry chase to finally get here. We have found these directions to be the easiest & most direct.
From the South
Take I-93 North to Exit 18, Canterbury. Take a left at the end of the exit. In .6 mile, take a left up the hill. In .5 mile, turn left at the stop sign onto Rte. 132 North. Drive 3.6 miles, then turn left onto Sandogardy Pond Road. We are .7 mile on the left.
From the North
Take I-93 South to Exit 20, Tilton. Turn right off the exit onto Rte. 3 South. Drive 1.5 miles to the traffic light in downtown Tilton. Take a left at the light onto Rte. 132 South. Drive 3.5 miles, then turn right on Sandogardy Pond Road. We are .7 mile on the left.
From the West
Take I-89 to Exit 11. Turn onto Route 11 East. Drive 19.4 miles . (At the stop sign in Franklin, you must take a right to stay on Rte. 11.E) At the traffic light next to Benson Auto, take a left onto Rte. 3 North. Follow Rte. 3 North 3.6 miles to the traffic light in downtown Tilton. Turn right over the river onto Rte. 132 South. Drive 3.5 miles, then turn right on Sandogardy Pond Road. We are .7 mile on the left.