I've been meaning to post about the delightful Petersham Nurseries for months now, after heading down to Richmond back in May or June one Sunday and spending an invigorating few hours in these magical horticultural surroundings. Accessed from Richmond via a scenic Thames-side pathway and a narrow, leafy, back alley entrance, the nursery complex includes steamy, fertile greenhouses (above), a pretty outdoor cafe serving the most delicious organic fare, gallery space (below), garden shop and teahouse (below bottom).
The nurseries offer a complete gardening experience beyond just the choice of which seedlings to buy for your pathetic London window box. An extensive range of new and antique garden furniture and accessories are on display (below), from the bourgeois-est of wellies and ornate outdoor table settings to beautiful quality ceramics. These are all housed within a fragrant, balmy setting - ferns and exotic shrubbery running wild throughout the old greenhouse buildings.