The Petersham Nurseries and Café in Richmond is one of those many hidden gems that London has to offer.
A short train ride from hustle and bustle of London and you reach this beautiful place called Richmond.
You can get to the main town of Richmond with regular trains from London Waterloo. If you looking to drive a 45 minute drive away from Central London and yes traffic permitting. You can whizz down the M25 and head to Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park where you can park. You get all the London benefits like good shopping, a lively town, a Wholefoods Store, even red buses!
It’s a beautiful town with the Thames running through and an abundance of green space.
Kew Gardens and Richmond Park is just down the road and it’s a beautiful and historical place to visit.
A little slice of countryside where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and get back to simple pleasures of life.
The Nursery sells everything you could ever need for your beautiful garden and everything you could ever want to furnish your slightly eccentric bohemian lifestyle.
The main attraction however is the Café and Restaurant. We usually visit the café with the children on a summer’s day and yes it is one of the most picturesque cafes you will ever visit.
The restaurant is in a glasshouse within the garden centre and you’re completely surrounded by the prettiest flowers and plants. There is something peaceful and relaxing about this place even though it’s always bustling with locals and tourists.
The tables are beautifully decorated with flowers grown on site and there’s such a mismatch of vintage tables and chairs.
It’s always a treat visiting Petersham Nurseries, and an inspiration to take home. Everything is beautifully done throughout the greenhouses and outside areas. The furniture and antique garden ornaments are beautiful but a little pricey!
It’s one of the oldest and most famous nurseries in London. If you want a more a special lunch then book the restaurant which used to be Michelin starred.
This is one of the most child friendly and yes dog friendly places you can come across when visiting London.
A must visit if you are a tourist or a local as there is always something magical about this place that makes me leave with a smile.
Church Lane, Petersham Road, Richmond TW10 7AB.