I hope you had a lovely weekend. Here in the UK, we were very fortunate to have some sunshine and I was able to spend time in the garden.
You may remember that last spring I wrote a blog post about my visit to Petersham Nurseries in Richmond? Well, last Wednesday, I was delighted to attend the launch event for their new Garden Shop.
It’s housed in a recently restored glasshouse and is dedicated to the gardener, with everything you’ll need to nurture, protect and care for your plants and garden.
They’re now growing a range of more unusual, less readily available plant specimens. And they’ve started off with two of their most loved plants, scented pelargoniums and Euphorbia Diamond Frost.
They also stock a range of tools required to maintain your garden, plus gardening gloves, plant supports, watering cans and twine.
In this new space, they’ll be hosting a variety of seasonal workshops, clinics and exclusive garden design consultations throughout the year.
And the next upcoming event is ‘The Scented Garden: Plan your planting for all year
fragrance’ which is on Tuesday 29th May from 11.00am – 12.30pm.
They’ve also launched a number of new planting services including free container planting, plus delivering plants directly to your door.
Here are a few photos of the Garden Shop…
And here are a few general photos of the nurseries, including the Teahouse where you can indulge in delicious home-made cakes, and the Shop where they sell a fantastic range of lifestyle products…
Many thanks to Tara Maloney and Tom Broom from the Plant Team for their very informative and entertaining planting demonstration, where they covered lots of tips for adding colour to your garden.
One tip, in particular, which I’ll bear in mind for the future, is to use a mass of one type of plant in a container to give impact, rather than a selection of different varieties.
So, whether you’re an enthusiastic novice or a passionate life-long horticulturalist and you’re looking for inspiration to create a beautiful outdoor space this summer, I highly recommend a visit to Petersham Nurseries.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)