Photo courtesy of North Haven Gardens.

Get a visit from Mrs. Claus at North Haven Gardens this month.

The nursery is hosting her and inviting neighbors to preview Ralph & Rose, the newest boutique.

Here’s how Ralph & Rose came to be, according to a summer 2021 newsletter segment written by Pamela and Aaron Pinkus:

Ralph Pinkus founded North Haven Gardens in 1951, and Rose is the middle name of our first daughter, Ralph’s great granddaughter, who we named after him. When the tornado struck NHG in 2019, our business was completely destroyed — except for one wall with a picture of Ralph still perfectly hung on it. As the now 3rd generation owners of North Haven Gardens, seeing that picture in the midst of all the rubble gave us hope to rebuild and carry on our family’s legacy. We’re excited to share with our many friends and patrons our new vision, bringing you vibrant, local flavors and a reimagined gift and home décor experience.

Ralph & Rose will open January 2022, but neighbors can get a first look this month and shop items including oversized neon ornaments, holiday pong, festive gift wrap and stocking stuffers.

Mrs. Claus will be at the nursery noon-2 p.m. Dec. 5 and 3-5 p.m. Dec. 12, sharing stories and posing for photos.

Uptown Carolers will also be performing holiday songs.

North Haven Gardens is located at 7700 Northaven Road.