My favourite place in London is Petersham Nurseries. It is beautiful, inspirational and a peaceful oasis.
After my dentist appointment today, I stopped at Petersham and couldn't resist taking some photos to share with you. I always leave Petersham with lots of ideas of how to use flowers and plants as part of an interior design. And of course I am always inspired to plant my three square feet of outdoor space so I bought a few plants as well as a bunch of the most unusual colour hyacinths. They are incredible, especially the vivid blue ones. Enjoy!
One of the glasshouses where you can sit and have coffee and the most divine cakes or lunch from the cafe.
The next photos are taken in the shop which is in the same glasshouse as the Michelin star restaurant. The floor is earth, in the restaurant also.
Previous Petersham adventures
This post is for all you garden lovers. If you are lucky enough to live in London you have the chance to see the gardens of Petersham House, the home of the owners of Petersham Nurseries, Gael and Francesco Boglione. Their home is adjacent to the Nurseries and is a stunning Georgian house with extensive gardens, swimming pool and tennis court. They have a substantial vegetable garden which is used for the restaurant in the Nurseries.
Petersham Nurseries is one of those places that is good for the soul. It is all about beauty and style, both outside and inside. I'm there at least three times a month and have rarely left there empty handed!
It's a half hour drive from my home which takes me across Richmond Park, another place that is good for the soul. It's hard to believe that you are in a big city when you are in the middle of the park surrounded by trees, bracken and deer.
s many of you know, I love Petersham Nurseries and am a frequent visitor. It's described on their website as "Internationally prized garden centre, Petersham Nurseries is a tranquil oasis
and seedbed of inspiration" and that about sums it up. The highlight is always the shop which is in one of the glasshouses. The styling of the furniture, accessories, plants & flowers is superb and I find it a real inspiration. I love to wander around admiring and of course buying one or two things as it's very difficult to leave empty handed!
The stunning azaleas & rhododendrons in the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park followed by tea & cake at Petersham Nurseries
Petersham is a wonderful place to appreciate the changing of the seasons. I particularly love the way the shop is styled with a mix of items for the home and plants & flowers. Their styling is superb and always a great inspiration. Take a look.