Ahreeman X., San Diego
Cordova Gardens, a Lovely Place What a lovely place for exotic plants, fountains, pottery and outdoor furniture is the Cordova Gardens. They have a great selection of wonderful tropical plants, succulents and cactus. They have a good variety of pottery, a great selection of fountains and a fine line of outdoor furniture. If you want to decorate or remodel your patio, garden or courtyard, this is the place to shop. The Cordova Gardens is basically run by Joe Sr., his wife Martha and his son Joe Jr. It is a family business which puts the love in to the gardens. You simply cannot drop by there and buy nothing! I have built a new front courtyard and I wanted a set of new outdoor furniture and a fountain for this courtyard. After an online search, it all came down to Cordova Gardens. The boss (my better half), decided to purchase an all concrete table and bench set with tiles top (park style but fancy). She also wanted a large fountain. So we went there and saw Joe Sr. babysitting his grandson. Joe had his foot in the cast but running (wobbling) after his grandson who was dodging him in between plants around the garden. Joe was babysitting, chatting with customers and making sales at the same time! The Gardens are lovely, it is a large area consisting of a garden, a greenhouse and a pottery area full of plants, fountains, pottery and outdoor furniture. The boss looked around, examined the complete selection and came up with a wonderful set consisting of a round table and 3 round benches. They were made of concrete with handmade tile top design. She also decided on a large wall fountain. We ordered the table and bench set along with the fountain from Joe Sr. We saw the garden samples and the catalogues and then the boss chose the right design and colors for the fountain and the bench set. Next she ordered the costume-made fountain and the bench set to be made and delivered from the factories. We also added a pump and a light for the fountain. Joe Sr. took the orders, gave discount on the order and delivery. In this trip, we spent about $ 1,700.00 on costume-made fountain and furniture to be made and delivered in about 5 to 6 weeks, which it did actually take between 5 to 6 weeks to be delivered. They delivered and installed the furniture and the fountain at the desired places in my front courtyard. The workers were professional. They leveled the table and the fountain (because the courtyard floor is a bit steep), they done minor adjustments and installed them carefully. The table had a tinny discoloration on the side which the labors used lacquer and made it look like brand new. Afterward, I could not even notice where the discoloration was! They were well prepared and had everything in their truck. The boss was very happy with the material. Overall, this was a good purchase and experience. They have so many wonderful stuff at the Cordova Gardens and with large selections to choose from, you cannot help but to buy something! If you are looking for something unique and unusual for your outdoor decor, this is the place to shop. I strongly recommend this place for the gardeners, people with high taste and folks searching for the unusual decors. This is the hidden garden you been searching for.
Ahreeman X., San Diego