Ariella Chezar

Ariella began creating at a young age. She grew up in the Berkshires of Massachusetts where the outdoors played an integral part of her daily life. Her mother, an artist and avid gardener, inspired seasonal art projects that combined nature and creativity. Today, her designs evoke nature with their seasonal relevance. Her lush blend of…

Polly Hill Arboretum

The Polly Hill Arboretum, a Martha’s Vineyard horticultural and botanical landmark, was developed by the legendary horticulturist, Polly Hill (1907-2007). Here in 1958, Polly began an arboretum by sowing a seed, eventually bringing 20 acres under cultivation while preserving 40 additional acres as native woodland. Established in 1998 as a not-for-profit institution the Arboretum is…

3 Leaf Floral

OUR STORY 3 Leaf is a nature-inspired floral design studio established by designer Kelly Mendenhall. Her Grand Junction studio space has designed weddings on the Western Slope as well as various mountain towns in Colorado, California and in the Midwest since 2009. She attained a M.Ed at Colorado State in 2007, after working for Anthropologie…

Berkshire Botanical Gardens

The Berkshire Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit, membership-supported educational organization encompassing 15 acres of cultivated land at the intersection of Routes 102 and 183 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Gardenabout1Called “a glistening community gem” by Virginia Small, author of the book Great Gardens of the Berkshires, the Garden’s mission is to fulfill the community’s need for information,…

Floret Flower

Erin Benzakein Erin Benzakein is the founder of Floret and the face of the company. Considered one of the nation’s leading “farmer florists,” – a term she has helped popularize to describe those skilled at both flower farming and floral design – Erin is an accomplished photographer, author, teacher, entrepreneur and winner of the 2014…

Berkshire Shepherd Huts

The shepherd’s hut (or shepherd’s wagon) was used in the 19th and 20th century by shepherds during sheep raising and lambing. They were also used while moving flocks around for “natural fertilizer” purposes. Shepherd’s huts often had iron wheels and corrugated iron tops. Sometimes the sides were also made of corrugated iron. One story depicts…

Our Muse

Here at Campo we have a muse. She is actually more than a muse, she is a kind of raison-d’etre of this enterprise. Usually to be found driving her big white truck with the distinctive floral plume in the antenna at front, like a French artillery officer, Barbara is the soul of Campo. She is…