Sky Nursery is my favorite place to buy plants and every Spring I spend quite a bit of money there. It's huge and has everything a gardener could possibly want.
That's just the main indoor garden center -- there's another big room for supplies, tools, decorations and such, and another huge outdoor area for shrubs, trees, roses and so on.
It's a good place to sketch off-season -- not too many people, and plenty of benches scattered throughout.
Tina bought one of these gray pumpkins (from Australia), not to eat, but to sketch, paint, and take photos of.
I was tempted by these raven statues, but managed to restrain myself from buying anything.
Since the living koi refused to stay still for sketching, I found these garden statues to draw instead.
A woman bought two of them just as I was finishing up -- whew!
I sat on a bench to do a quick sketch of some pots and a koi windsock.
The Urban Sketchers group has met up here (before I joined them), and I hope they return -- it's nicely sheltered during the rainy season, and there is a lot of subject matter about. The only problem is the temptation to buy stuff, but if I avoid it in Spring, I may be safe.