Welcome to Cottage In The Court!
I’m Teri Speight and this is my sanctuary. Well, my garden (the real-life “Cottage In The Court”) is my sanctuary. Here is where I share the peace and joy I find with my garden with you. It’s a place where I can use the written word to share my passion for finding and creating beauty naturally.
Pull up a Chair and Stay Awhile
There’s always something going on at Cottage In The Court. I am, after all, a lover of all things beautiful — books, plants, places, people. I’m continually evolving and sharing new things, places, thoughts, ideas, and experiences. I hope you’ll come by, stay awhile, and share your favorite things about gardening, travel, food, and more with me. At Cottage In The Court I hope to encourage others to connect with the earth and simply garden. Step off the express lane to stress, close your eyes, and just be. That’s where I’ll be!
I’m Teresa J. Speight, Native Washingtonian, a Mother, Grandmother, Steward of our Land, Master Gardener, Garden Writer, and History lover. With ancestral sharecropping roots originating in North and South Carolina, connecting with the earth is authentic to me. My ancestor’s hands have helped build and feed our family for generations. To not honor this earth would disrespect my heritage.
Former Head Gardener for the City of Fredericksburg, one of the Founding Farmer’s of the Eitt CSA, Stafford County’s first Transitional Organic CSA Farm, Teresa is currently a Garden Writer, Visionary and Estate Gardener. Expanding the vision, Cottage In The Court offers curated Garden Experiences for small groups and one-on-one Garden Coaching, specializing in earth-friendly practices. Reconnecting average people with the soil is important. When we reconnect with the soil, nature, and our roots, we can begin to respect all that the earth provides.
I am passionate about sharing my love of gardening while finding time to enjoy life writing, traveling, and living. Please, sit awhile with me at my Cottage In The Court, as we find and create beauty naturally.