Cottage In The Court.  It is the place where I am using the written word to share my passion for finding and creating beauty naturally.

Cottage In The Court continually evolves sharing travel, products, and thoughts of all things beautiful. By sharing some of my favorite things, places and thoughts,  I hope to encourage others to connect with the earth and simply garden.

Cottage In The Court is 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.  Cottage In The Court…sharing my voice as I find and create beauty naturally.


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