Petersham Nurseries 15 Years and going strong …

Celebrations this week for the 15th Anniversary of Petersham Nurseries in Richmond, marked with an evening banquet all around the theme of the honey-bee - floral installations, menu, even the wine, with Cire Trudon and their new honey-scented candle delighting the senses throughout the entire glasshouse. A memorable evening and so pleased to have been…

Floating Flowers from Petersham Nurseries

This is something I started in February of last year, when rain filled a huge metal container, a vast pedestal bowl with ornate handles that originally had it's home in the Bank of Rome in Italy, somewhere (one of a pair). Too much water to drain easily, I floated Hellebores on the surface of the…

Petersham Open Garden 2018 – all the pictures!

Ten gardens, ten private passions, ten stories - all on show for Petersham Open Gardens, an event every two years where private gardens showcase their beauty and skills (and skulls in some gardens), for charitable purposes. And given the footfall today, the charity-benefitting coffers will be full to overflowing. Congratulations folk, one and all. I…

Blue Skies and Roses at Petersham Nurseries – and Petersham Open Gardens is today ….

A few random photos (and randomly shuffled I think too) from Petersham Nurseries and from Petersham House Gardens yesterday, under rich blue skies punctuated by the prettiest of white clouds. Clouds of perfume too, especially from the rambler rose Paul's Himalayan Musk clothing the big holly tree in the House Gardens, and Blush Noisette in…

A Spring Soup … spring cutting garden flowers, floating

A beautiful addition to the displays, this bronze cooking bowl in which spring flowers - tulips and tree peonies, violas and clematis, the last of the Hellebores are dropped into the shallow clear water. The breeze moves them around in a floral ballet of brownian motion and it is a real delight. Some float, some…

Petersham Nurseries: Evolution of a Cutting Garden – 28th April 2018 (in moving pictures too …) plus more tulips and a tour of the garden centre. I’m too good …

Well I must apologise first - shaky camera, dull and overcast, fingers in the frame ... a less than dynamic narration but nevertheless, the subject of this amateur videography is still shining through. The Cutting Garden within Petersham Nurseries has been a floral powerhouse these past few weeks and the cooler weather we have enjoyed…

A Petersham Nurseries Gallery – one the eve of opening in the heart of Covent Garden, a few images from the source of its inspiration …

Puddles, Dahlias, among many more colourful floral delights, cats and sparkly things ... everything you might expect from Petersham Nurseries - and you can enjoy of all of these things (cats excepted) from tomorrow when they open in Covent Garden tomorrow (King Street/Floral Street). Can't wait to see the new store myself next week. Business…

Lilies, Peruvian (that’ll be Alstroemerias) and otherwise – and enough Gladioli to tickle Dame Edna – a riot of colour as we look back at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Lilies in the Great Marquee at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show - a grand stand exhibit put together by Cheshire Nursery, Harts in Congleton. A display of cut flowers in perfect condition (the chill week no doubt helped keep them at their peak). http://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3338336/Gilded-lilies.html http://www.hwhyde.co.uk/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/11730860/The-trouble-with-lilies-fabulous-but-fickle.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXeTaB5M868 Gladioli, below, are making a comeback…