pretty little petersham.

pretty little petersham. / sfgirlbybay

spring is in the air and it’s time to get my urban garden growing again. and a recent trip to the legendary petersham nurseries has provided much inspiration. oh how i’ve dreamt of visiting this magical place and it turned out to be even more dreamier than I expected! i have to thank my new florist friend (and local london gal) chikae of okishima & simmonds for taking me. situated just outside london, it is the perfect sanctuary to escape the daily hustle and bustle of the city.

visiting petersham nursery and garden shop / sfgirlbybay

the nursery and garden shop provide a bounty of seasonal indoor and outdoor plants throughout the year. you’ll also find all the pots, seeds and tools to create and nurture your container garden or larger green space.

raised beds at petersham nursery. / sfgirlbybay

gardening materials for sale at petersham nurseries. / sfgirlbybay

garden tables and plants inside petersham nurseries. / sfgirlbybay

tables and chairs inside petersham nursery and garden shop. / sfgirlbybay

after perusing the garden centre, it’s time for a bite. the café offers a seasonal lunch menu from 12:00-3:00 and the teahouse serves lighter lunch options plus a delectable selection of homemade cakes, coffee and tea from 9:00-5:00.

the cafe at petersham nurseries. / sfgirlbybay

the tea house at petersham. / sfgirlbybay

decor inside petersham nursery and garden shop. / sfgirlbybay

inside the main greenhouse was the most magical part for me. so many exquisite antiques, furnishings and home goods to choose from! my suitcase would only allow for so much so i settled on some small sturdy pieces to survive the long flight home.

decor inside the greenhouse at petersham. / sfgirlbybay

decor inside the greenhouse at petersham nurseries. / sfgirlbybay

eclectic decor inside the greenhouse at petersham. / sfgirlbybay

chandelier and decor at petersham nursery. / sfgirlbybay

next time you’re in london, a visit to this heaven is a must. be sure to explore the surrounding fields and stroll along the river thames while you’re there, too. have a lovely spring everyone!

spring season at petersham nurseries. / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by leslie santarina.

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4 Responses to “pretty little petersham.”
  1. Molly {Dreams in HD} says:

    What a beautiful place – it feels as though you have stepped into a magical garden!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

  2. Kari says:

    It’s very Secret Garden, if Secret Garden had a shop!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  3. Jordan says:

    Gorgeous, If only to live in London!

  4. Moy says:

    This is our local garden centre – so glad you liked it. Hope you managed a boat ride on the Thames.
    M

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