Petersham Nurseries – The Shop

As well as being a gardener’s and foodie’s mecca Petersham Nurseries also has an Aladdin’s Cave of gardening and homeware goodies.
Potted plants as gifts
Wonderful hand blown glass pitchers
heavenly perfumed bouquets
more glass vases
blooms ready to plant
Would have loved to have bought a set of these glasses but feared they would not have survived the trip back to Oz.
An amazing array of seeds…
Including my favourite Franchi seed collection
Wellingtons for all sizes
terracotta pots
rakes, spades and trowels 
all rusticly displayed…
Visitors are encouraged to travel to the nurseries by bicycle or public transport.
You need to catch the tube to the Richmond stop and then it’s a gentle 30 minute walk along the Thames to Church St in Richmond
Right opposite the nurseries is a herd of dairy cattle
I found this cow very entertaining

She’d clearly developed a fondess for Oak Tree leaves
I think someone forgot to tell her that she wasn’t a giraffe
Now this is what I call a meadow
 Setting off back to Notting Hill where I’m staying
The Thames is very picturesque down this end of the outskirts of London
 And there are some extraordinary Manor Houses with water frontage
Twickenham has one of the last surviving ferries on the Thames
 It’s operated by a strapping young lad who will even give you a hand wtih your bike
5 minutes later and we’re across the river in Twickenham 
 Twickenham is a lovely little hamlet
I might just have to come back to try their famous eel pie…

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