I’ll never forget the first time a friend introduced me to Petersham Nurseries. It was in 2005 and I thought I had found the most beautiful oasis in London. Having always lived north of the river, taking a trip down to Richmond and beyond is always a real treat.
Last weekend, on a glorious sunny day, we took a drive down to Richmond. No trip down south west is complete without a visit to the glorious and unique Petersham Nurseries. Over the years I’ve seen the business expand. I’ve either been for tea, now in a Teahouse serving a simple, light Italian-inspired lunch menu with homemade cakes, or had lunch or dinner in the Restaurant (while the so amazing Skye Gyngell was still installed as head chef). Sometimes I simply just wanted to buy plants and herbs or to indulge in the most gorgeous shop with an incredible selection, from antiques, homewares, decorative items, stoneware and so much more.
This time I came with a purpose. Yes, I needed an indoor plant for my recent Urban Jungle post!
Armed with my camera and having obtained permission from the lovely Giselle McCarthy (shop buyer extraordinaire), who gave me expertly advise on all matters ‘Hydrangeas’, I couldn’t walk away without taking some snaps. The sun was streaming through the absolutely stunning looking greenhouse. People were enjoying lunch in the restaurant at the back, while others were leisurely admiring everything in the shop.
Let me show you around. It goes without saying I could have bought most things in there!
Astier de Villatte Robinson Collection Vases | Table Chandelier
Stunning Display Cabinet | Bread Boards
Stone Pots | Wonderful Decoration of Greenhouse
Original Indian Carousel Horse | Vintage Dogs Toys
Friendly Mr. Mouse (want!) | White Stone Duck (want!)
I cannot wait for my next visit. Who wants to join me?