Welcome to Garden Gate’s website! Allow me introduce you to my dear family, our sweet rabbits and our extraordinary work. While raising and showing pedigreed rabbits we are sharing our delightful experiences through the photographs I take of our rabbits that we dress and pose to illustrate our books, calendars, notecards and various Garden Gate® products. Meet famous rabbits and their families on our “Rabbit Park” pages, read stories and press releases on the “news” pages, and enjoy shopping at our store where you can buy our extraordinary books and gifts!
Each morning we visit our rabbitry where we are greeted by our eager bright-eyed furry friends. Our bunnies have wonderful ways of expressing their excitement! Whether they tug at their hutch doors, rattle their empty feeders or bound back and forth momentarily stopping to peek out of their hutch window to see if you are coming over to visit with them, they anxiously await a visit to their hutch. Our rabbits are not camera shy and you will see on our website pages how they like to pose among the flowers and explore our gardens! We certainly enjoy working with our rabbits and we hope that it shows! Hopefully, you will fall in love with our rabbits and want to take a bunny home with you! We have now made that possible-when you buy a Garden Gate® Note Card!!
Here in South Carolina at Garden Gate Rabbit Park our family raises award winning show rabbits. Our rabbits have pedigrees too!( Imagine that!) Of course our rabbits love the gardens as much as we do, and only briefly pause to pose before nosing about to find something edible to nibble while I take their pictures. Photographing rabbits can be quite a challenge. Rabbits do not stand still. There are many distractions when toads hop onto the scene, a clumsy skink (lizard) drops down from the tree branch over head or a neighboring dog comes down the road for a visit! We never know when our flower garden or one of our flower “settings” will become rabbit lunch! The more pictures that we take the more proof we have that the lovely flowers are irresistable and are disappearing!
Garden Gate® Cards and books are the result of much hard work done by my family. We are sharing with you a personal experience or special occasion we have had with our rabbits through every illustration and photograph! Those precious rabbits and expressive faces make Garden Gate’s beautiful products possible! Our very popular “On the Banks of Durbin Creek” children’s book series endear our rabbits to everyone’s heart while leading readers on an adventure! Every color photograph features real flowers, lovely gardens, and our adorable bunnies! Garden Gate® products are a feast for the eyes and food for the soul! What delightful greetings and gifts you can send to your family and friends! Our products are made in America of the finest quality and are truly extraordinary in every way. They are beautiful for personal use and appropriate for any occasion and age group! Garden Gate® Cards are a beautiful way to share sunshine and flowers with a dear friend!
Garden Gate Cards……”What a wonderful way to be remembered!”
Have a blessed Easter Sunday singing songs of praise in the house of the Lord!
Remember our Savior is risen and coming soon!
A sunrise in the Smoky Mountains!
Each day we write a new page in our life’s book
by all that we say and do!
What will be written through your life today?
How will God’s blessings be recorded by you?
What will be written through my life today?
Will God’s blessings be recorded…and true?
Lord, help me I pray that the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight and that the work of my hands be a blessing to others
… just as yours are to me.
In Thy name I pray,
On this precious day…
A dear friend in Peru put pictures on her Facebook page with a special message of how much her
students, friends, co-workers and staff love our calendars! They have enjoyed the rabbit pictures
and put every page of the calendar to use even when the year is over.
In Conyers, GA several people bought the Rabbit Park Calendar including the wife of one of the judges at the rabbit show!
While purchasing a boxed set of cards (that included Dutch rabbits) and a calendar the comment was made:
“I just love the beautiful photography on your cards and calendars!”
Take the ”GARDEN GATE RABBIT PARK CALENDAR” challenge!
Identify the breed of rabbits posing each month in the 2013 Rabbit Park Calendar.
Email us your complete name, mailing address, and phone number
AND your list of answers for all twelve months to Loretta@Gardengatecards.us
1. Anyone may enter the Rabbit Park Calendar challenge. (excluding the Hayward Family!)
2. The answers for each month must be correct to enter the drawing.
Replies will be emailed back to inform you if your list is correct and therefore entered into the contest drawing.
A correct list is required to enter the Calendar Challenge.
3. Family members may submit their lists until one person in that family has an accepted correct list which is the acceptable entry into the Calendar Challenge Contest. One entry is entered per family at your resident/ address.
4. The contest is for US residents only.
5. The Challenge drawing will be held July 31, 2013
6. The winner will receive an extraordinary Garden Gate Gift Basket of custom designed Garden Gate products and gifts!! Including personalized custom embroidered work by Loretta Hayward! The Gift basket will have the retail value of over $125.00!
7. Garden Gate Cards will also send a special gift of appreciation to the person that told the winner about our contest and recommended they enter!!
Can you identify the breed of rabbit posing each month in the
2013 Garden Gate Rabbit Park Calendar?
January- Is that a dwarf rabbit?
February-what rabbit is in the mailbox?
March-What kind of rabbit is eating the violets?
April-Hint: A large breed!
May-What breed of rabbit has a John Deere tractor?
June-What breed of rabbit climbed the ladder?
July-What kind of rabbit is wearing a polka dot bow?
August- Those have blue eyes!
Our calendars are unique not only in the picture quality and
amazing poses of rabbits not found anywhere else in the world. Our callendars are educational too!!
Remember to buy your Garden Gate Rabbit Park calendar every year!
We support our rabbit clubs, ARBA Shows and buy supplies from
our local businesses loyal to American made products.
Support a business that prints their products in the USA!
Visit our Shoppe and order your Garden Gate Rabbit Park Calendar 2013 today!!
“Sow a seed of friendship today!”
“Anyone can count the seed in an apple
Only God can count the apples in one seed.”
Are the gardens
Are the roots
Are the flowers
Are the fruits.
“Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent
if no birds sang except for those that sang best.”
~ Henry van Dyke
We met Jack Roper and his wife at “Pioneer Day” in Gray Court. He told his producer about us and the work that we do with our rabbits here at Garden Gate Rabbit Park! We have had the wonderful opportunity to be on the TV Show “Your Carolina” with some of our rabbits on two different occasions! It was a joy for Gloria and I to make new friends and also introduce some of our interesting show bunnies as well as some of our rare rabbit breeds!
“Whenever you need a smile~come back to see us!”