Campo de Fiori means ‘field of flowers’ in Italian. Rome has a famous square of the same name with a Hotel Campo de Fiori nearby. In Sheffield on Route 7 north of town, Campo de Fiori is the retail flagship of a large garden ‘furnishings’ business which also sells online www.campodeifilori.com both wholesale and retail.
The Sheffield store is surrounded by lush gardens, filled with ornaments, statuary, and wonderful planting ideas.
A wide veranda surrounds the store, crowded with plants, objects, pots and other gardening delights. This time of year, it is a welcome respite from the hot sun.
The two floors inside have less weather-hardy gifts and delightful things for gardeners, along with their one-of-a-kind furniture pieces.
A shady corner contains some unique stone planters.
A curving wooden trough lines a walkway.
They have a rather unique collection of distinctive Begonias. First some rather pretty leaves in a collection in a container. Then Begonia “Lospe Tu’, a trailing begonia with caterpillar like stems followed by Begonia “Macushla’ with these dramatic red-tinged stems.
The end of summer flowers in the gardens include huge dahlias as seen through the bright pink ‘flowers’ of Bistorta.
“Do Not Water” seems to be clear instruction for this handsome pot of succulents with its tall rising spires of Equisetum, (horsetail). If you need a plant fix, come to Sheffield!