Suzanne Connor

Original Textile Art

Gallery in the Garden - August 1 & 2, 2020

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       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 event was another success!  


     Continuing the tradition, Galley in the Garden 2020 will again be held on the first weekend in August, and again we will include some special invited guest artists.  Suzanne and Wes cordially invite you to join us on Saturday, August 1 from 10-5 and Sunday, August 2 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!


 Below you will find a list of our Guest Artists, Directions, Local Dining, and Other Things to Do in the area.

148 Sandogardy Pond Road, Northfield NH

We’re located about 20 minutes north of Concord NH, 

and very easy to find from Interstate 93. 

Hope you will join us!

2019 Special Guest Artists

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Nancy O’Connor

Luxurious handwoven wearables & home decor

John Limoge

Original wooden accents for home & garden

Ann Morgan

Botanical lampshades & night lights

Amber Beaudet

Fine art on canvas  & metal

Directions

 

  

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.

One of our favorite pieces of garden art, made by the talented folks at Iron Arts Studio in Vermont.
One of our favorite pieces of garden art, made by the talented folks at Iron Arts Studio in Vermont.

Local Dining

Ciao Pasta

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Serves delicious build-your-own pasta dishes.

Full Bar.  Open Tues-Sat. from 4 pm - 9 pm.

Dipsy Doodle Dairy Bar

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 Offers burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, seafood, lobster rolls and the best Fried Clams around!  Hand Scooped premium ice cream served by the friendliest folks you'll ever meet. 

Open daily, 11 am - 8 pm.

Kettlehead Brewing Company

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A small craft brewery focused on building better beers. Kettlehead brews are served in the taproom and their kitchen offers a menu of locally sourced foods.

We look forward to seeing you at Gallery in the Garden!

Other Things to Do

Petals in the Pines

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Petals in the Pines in Canterbury raises over 250 varieties 

of flowers in 24 themed gardens. 

Farm stand open daily May-October.

Canterbury Shaker Village

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A Historic site and museum, Canterbury Shaker Village is one of the most intact and authentic surviving Shaker community sites.  

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993.

Tanger Outlets

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Over 50 stores in tax-free New Hampshire.

Great bargains anytime!


Twiggs Gallery at Cornerstone Design

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Conceived by NH artist & calligrapher, Adele Sanborn, 

Twiggs exhibits local & regional artists on a rotating basis. 

The store features shabby-chic antiques & fun uniquities.