HAVE YOU MET … NICHOLAS LIVINGSTON?
You certainly know Nicholas’ work if you follow our social media and read our Scout Books, educational materials, WineCo | THIS WEEK emails and other communiqués. If you are in the merry wine-and-spirits trade, you have likely enjoyed a glass of wine or botanical beverage with him sharing the stories behind these. But did you know? In addition to his 15-year tenure heralding all at The Wine Company, Nicholas owns the garden and home good shop Horta Culture with his wife Jill.
The Livingstons live above this garden-and-home goods shop with their children, Lotte (4) and Anders (1), in a lovely 1870s home in the historic heart of Afton on the high street of the old village.
Surrounded by showcase gardens and a burgeoning plant yard, visiting Horta Culture transports guests to an idyllic Mid-Atlantic destination someplace betwixt New England and Brittania herself.
Having spent years living in New York, England and Japan with regular visits to family in the Netherlands and Germany, much of their inspiration stems from these gardening and agricultural traditions.
Love to garden and enjoy a drive in the country? Take a trip to Horta Culture for their organic seeds and seedlings, a strong emphasis on cold hardy natives and more interesting perennials, sturdy heirloom tools, and well-appointed home goods.