West 116th Street in Harlem became a bit brighter two weeks ago. That’s when Her Garden, a gift and balloon shop, opened up as a small business right here in Harlem. Central Harlem is the second location for the gift and balloon shop. They have one other store in Ridgefield, NJ.
When I went by the store over the holiday weekend, I saw their portfolio of balloon artistry. It was impressive! If you want a bridge full of balloons for major events, such as a wedding or political convention, they can build it for you. If a bouquet of balloons is more your style for a birthday or thinking of you moment, Her Garden in Harlem can create that special gift as well. What if you want a single balloon in the color of your choice, they have that too! At Her Gardens in Harlem, you can spend $2 dollars on a balloon or go as high as $500 dollars for an amazing balloon creation.
There is one unique aspect to this store that really caught my attention and I am interested in purchasing something like this for my Harlem home and that is doll sculptures made from recycled balloons (see photo of doll in slideshow). As balloon artists, they go through a ton of balloons whether it be the color is wrong for a bouquet or the balloon pops when blowing it up. So this store takes those used balloon pieces and creates wonderful dolls. I think this is a unique, green gift. I like it and plan to purse getting one.
If your on 116th Street, between Frederick Douglass Blvd. and Adam Clayton Powell, head on over to Her Garden by foot to order some balloons. Their website is under construction right now so the best way to see their work is to drop by!
Her Garden (Gifts & Balloons)
227 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10026