Petersham Nurseries – Sunny Oasis in Richmond

With a note of Spring in the air, our gardening senses are waking up once again! And although we live in a little house without a garden now, I still love having my window box filled with beautiful flowers and colours of Spring.

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

In one of my favourite pockets of London, Richmond, you’ll find the most beautiful garden centre, Petersham Nurseries… and what better time to visit than a sunny Spring day.

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

Petersham Nurseries isn’t your typical garden centre. It’s a brilliant combination of a colourful nursery, a greenhouse tearoom & restaurant and a interiors/garden store.

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Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

It’s a real feast for your eyes. Everything is put together beautifully; antiques from Sweden and Italy, French crystal chandeliers, indoor and outdoor plants, stoneware, oodles of festoon lights, handmade ceramic crockery and glassware. The feeling is luxurious and boho chic.

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It’s an absolute delight to see something beautiful everywhere you look. And anything with a little bit of sunshine is always better!

After strolling through the store and feeling quite peckish for lunch, we got seated at The Cafe restaurant.

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

Who wouldn’t want to be eating lunch in the sun-drenched greenhouse, surrounded by flowers?

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

The restaurant at Petersham Nurseries has mismatched chairs and tables, fresh flowers, wonky dirt floors and flower vines climbing overhead and it all works perfectly together.

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The Cafe uses the highest quality ingredients in respect of the season, and with the support of small farmers and producers across England. We didn’t visit The Teahouse, but I’ve heard it’s equally impressive.

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Thirsty from walking in the sunshine, we ordered a jug of homemade lemonade. Annie also got a bowl of fresh water.

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We started with a couple of appetisers.

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

Lemony Portland crab on pink radicchio cups.

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

Arancini with fontina , chilli and fresh oregano.

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

Before sharing a couple of mains.

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

Light and velvety gnocchi verdi with wild garlic and pecorino cheese.

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

Baked Marinda tomatoes filled with quinoa, grilled leek with pine nuts and asparagus.

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For dessert, we ordered this pretty thing. Rhubarb and mascarpone ice cream, poached rhubarb, pistachios and shortbread. Beautiful, sharp and crunchy.

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

After our delicious lunch, we wandered through their selection of flowers to find something to take back for our window boxes. The lovely Petersham Nurseries staff helped us out with their expertise.

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

Petersham nursery is like a dreamy English garden filled with fragrant blooms. All different shapes, sizes, colours and varieties of Spring flowers are available. You will leave feeling so inspired.

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

We found a wonderful selection of colourful lilacs. They work well in dry conditions and are ideal for rock gardens, walls and even window boxes that have a lot of sunlight.

Petersham Nurseries - Richmond, London | Karoliina Kazi

PETERSHAM NURSERIES

Church Lane (signed posted ‘St Peter’s Church’), Off Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AB

+44 20 8940 5230  |  website

32 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    29th March 2017 / 8:28 am

    Hei, asun Barnesissa, ja tekemässä juuri ihan uutta puutarhaa, joten kiitos paljon tästä infosta puutarhaliikkeen suhteen näyttää ihanalta paikalta, pakko käydä siellä pian!

    • 29th March 2017 / 9:44 am

      Sähän olet ihan siellä kulmillakin sit, joten ei oo pitkä matka! Toivottavasti tykkäät yhtä paljon kuin me. Sinne tulee kuulema parin viikon sisään todella paljon lisää keväisiä kukkia ja kasveja 🙂

  2. 29th March 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Great images and nicely written article!

    • 29th March 2017 / 1:33 pm

      Thank you Harshraj – it was a tricky place for taking pictures with so much sunlight and so many shadows 🙂

  3. 29th March 2017 / 2:11 pm

    The composition and colours here look gorgeous, and your food looks delicious as well!

  4. 29th March 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Tuolla on niin ihanan näköstä! Voi kun täälläkin puutarhamyymälät olisi noin kotoisan olosia, mutta ei. Varsinkin kun ne pääosin on niitä telttoja 😀

      • 31st March 2017 / 8:53 pm

        Haha, no mut onneks on kans näitä helmiä 🙂 itteeni ainakin inspiroi enemmän tämmöset kotosammat 😀

  5. 29th March 2017 / 11:49 pm

    Amazing photos wow 😀

  6. 30th March 2017 / 4:14 am

    That is beautiful! I would love to try out that cafe! So neat! Thanks for sharing!

    • 31st March 2017 / 2:55 pm

      My pleasure 🙂 Petersham Nurseries still feels a bit like a hidden secret since its not in the city centre…

  7. 30th March 2017 / 4:30 am

    The place looks amazing such a feast to the eyes, all the pictures are beautiful!

  8. 31st March 2017 / 11:07 am

    What a beautiful places! I love all those flowers and that food, yummy. 🙂 I’m so clad that spring is here with all the colorful flowers and sun, yeah!

    • 31st March 2017 / 2:51 pm

      Thanks Nora – The dark days are over and Spring has definitely arrived in London and I’m loving it!

  9. 31st March 2017 / 11:22 am

    Oh wow this is very different to the garden centres I know! This is very vintage looking and rustic vibe. Nice! Ree love30

    • 31st March 2017 / 2:47 pm

      Isn’t so pretty and lush! Thanks for stopping by Ree x

    • 6th April 2017 / 10:57 am

      Thank you Corinne – you just made my day! We loved that garden centre and I cant wait to go back and bring some friends 🙂

    • 6th April 2017 / 11:04 am

      Thank you 💗 They are around – sometimes bit hidden, like this one 🙂

    • 6th April 2017 / 11:01 am

      I cant believe I hadn’t discovered this place earlier, but I’m so glad we did – better late than never 🙂 Thank you – that’s really kind of you to say 💗

  10. 1st April 2017 / 2:30 am

    This spot looks so beautiful and interesting. Looks like there is a lot of character and a great atmosphere too. I actually live near a place called Richmond so I half thought this post was about that, I think your Richmond looks nicer

    • 6th April 2017 / 11:06 am

      Thank you – it was lovely and we will definitely keep going back 🙂

  11. 2nd April 2017 / 1:53 pm

    I would love to dine here!!! It looks so nice. Garden themed places are always interesting to me!

    • 6th April 2017 / 11:08 am

      Me too! I must have been a gardener in my previous life 🙂 Flowers make me happy and having meal surrounded by greenery doesn’t really get better than that.

  12. 5th April 2017 / 9:46 am

    Delicious food in a beautiful location. I would love to be there.

    • 6th April 2017 / 11:09 am

      It is a wonderful spot and definitely worth the trip even if you’re just visiting London 🙂

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