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10/25/2012 HOUSTON--Both Cornelius Nursery locations will swing open their doors to families the first weekend in November from 10 AM to 7 PM. “Enjoy refreshments while exploring festive holiday plants and lush tree forests in the Garden Centers and Christmas-inspired displays and gifts in the Gift Shops,” said Kimberly Bird, Marketing Manager of Calloway’s. For daily schedules and details visit http://www.calloways.com/openhouse.

Showcased this year in the Gift Shops are seven Treescapes. “These aren’t just single themed trees...each Treescape has one or more trees plus surrounding décor to match,” said Bird. “Expect to be inspired by what our talented in-house designers have created.”

The enchanting Treescapes are Dear Santa, Western Slope, Peppermint with a Twist, Party at the North Pole, Time for Christmas, A Star in the East and Heaven & Nature Sing—each designed for a particular room in your home.

• Watch and learn as our designers prepare handcrafted wreaths, centerpieces and the famous Cornelius custom bows during informative demonstrations. Explore the Gift Shop to get ideas for decorating your doors, tabletops and buffets.

• Meet artists of Christmas accessories and talk to our designers about ways to ornament your home with enchanting tree themes, wall and mantle decor. Drawings for gift cards and unique merchandise are scheduled throughout both days.

• Experience enchanting holiday décor and find unique collections for your home like hand-painted nutcrackers, intoxicating fragrances, glorious candles. Cornelius again has a lavish selection of holiday ribbon in grosgrain and satin; stripes, dots and prints to mix and match for gift-wrapping, wreaths and swags.

• See the newest collectables from Christopher Radko ornaments, Mark Roberts fairies, Round Top tin painted whimsical shapes and more. Our professional designers are prepared to help you make the holidays special.

Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery is an 18-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets. The company strives to make gardening fun, easy and successful for customers by offering expert advice from Texas-Certified Nursery Professionals; store environments that are educational and easy to shop; weekly gardening clinics that serve both novice and expert gardeners; displays and instructions to aid gardeners with design and color development in their yards; and a product selection of the best plant varieties available. For more information, visit www.calloways.com.