The Gardener: Popping Up at the Mart through the Holidays

Featuring a curated collection of garden tools, accessories, housewares, decorating & entertaining essentials from their flagship Berkeley store.

Alta Tingle opened The Gardener in 1984 in Berkeley. Alta, a former garden designer and lecturer on landscape design, is an avid gardener and photographer. The Gardener is a collection of all the things that Alta, through her talents and interests, has learned to enjoy and appreciate in her life—a great pair of Japanese scissors for cutting flowers, the purest bar of lavender soap, a big ceramic bowl for the kitchen to hold the season's offerings—things that before had required trips to nurseries, hardware and specialty stores. When The Gardener first opened, there had never been a collection that recognized that even the most avid gardener lives indoors.

hours: Monday-Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-5

phone: 510-365-8241