MY LONDON ADDRESS BOOK....a very special place.
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On my drive back to Kent the other morning from an overnight stay in central London, I decided to take a small detour via Richmond, for a welcome cup of coffee in one of my absolute favourite of places.
Hidden away down a small lane, a mere stones throw from the hustle and bustle of the City, can be found a truly magical place. Petersham Nurseries is like no ordinary garden nurseries....it is a unique, tranquil and stylish oasis, packed with inspiration and beauty at every turn.
Internationally prized, Petersham was the creation ten years ago, of the Boglione family. Along with the nursery full of beautiful quality and carefully nurtured plants, the stunning shop displays furniture and a tempting array of fabulous interior accessories, garden tools and architectural antiques and objet.
Head chef Damian Clisby, previously head chef at HIX Soho and Cotswold House, heads up the 'Café' restaurant along with Culinary Director Lucy Boyd, gardener, food writer and cook. Together they create an evolving menu inspired by what is growing in the garden, and the changing seasons.
Set within one of the beautiful old Victorian greenhouses, it is a charming setting. How lovely for a vintage inspired wedding or celebration like the one they previously hosted above?
Delicious morning coffee and cake or fresh seasonal salad lunches can also be taken in their Teahouse, again housed in a delightful greenhouse setting, surrounded by nature.
You can imagine why these two are so happy living here!
It is the exquisite array of beautiful things in their shop that truly gets my heart racing. China, glass, antiques, and accessories....all within an atmosphere which captures the theme of bringing the outside in, which is a look and feel that I love to live with at home.
Each season, Petersham hosts a series of inspiring courses, ranging from gardening and flower arranging, to wild food walks and tea tastings. I certainly have my eye on one or two of these in the future....the perfect day out in truly magical setting!
Petersham Nurseries....a very special place.
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Wishing you all a very happy Thursday!