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Summer Edible Flower Container Recipe

Wednesday, 21st June 2017 07:02pm by Petersham Nurseries

Summer Edible Flowers Container Recipe

Edible flowers massively influence our cooking here at Petersham Nurseries. The scope of use for edible flowers extends far beyond just the decorative. They can be used to infuse, flavour, and preserve to name just a few of their many purposes.

Our Head of Horticulture, Thomas Broom-Hughes has written a fragrant and attractive summer edible flower container recipe, perfect for decorating and garnishing your garden table. The container will yield plenty of edi...


Job Opportunities

Wednesday, 15th March 2017 08:00am by Petersham Nurseries


We're hiring a number of roles:

  • Florists
  • Retail / Shop Assistants
  • Deli Staff – Barristers & Retail
  • Production Junior Sous Chef
  • La Goccia Head Chef
  • The Petersham Head Chef
  • Pastry Head Chef
  • Chefs de Partie
  • Commis Chefs

For more information click here or email



A new opportunity has arisen to join the team at Petersham Nurseries. We are looking for...


Spring in the Garden

Tuesday, 14th March 2017 12:23pm by Petersham Nurseries

Spring is on its way, stuttering a little admittedly, with warm fine days mixed with a lingering chill, and drizzle, but the days are longer and our gardens and gardening senses are waking up. The cutting garden here at the Nurseries is bursting with the fresh green of our Spring bulbs – Narcissus, Tulips, Crocus and Fritillaries bounding up through the damp earth. Colour can’t be far behind.

With the warmer weather and an hour or more of precious light at the end of the day in which to get thing...


Grow Your Own Cut Flower Patch With Georgie Newbery

Friday, 10th February 2017 04:27pm by Petersham Nurseries

A patch of flowers grown especially for cutting is not only beautiful in the garden, but gives you a summer long supply of full vases in the house and posies to give to friends. And to create a cut flower patch you need surprisingly little space, fewer plants than you might think, and no more experience than enthusiasm.

Cut Flowers

My name is Georgie Newbery, and I'm a flower farmer and florist based at Common Farm Flowers, near Bruton in Somerset, and I’m really looking forward to sharing my knowledge and e...



Friday, 03rd February 2017 11:31am by Petersham Nurseries

There are few plants that bring such long-lasting and magnificent floral displays into your home, though orchids have an undeserved reputation for being difficult to care for. The Nurseries is brimming with stunning varieties of Orchids and other tropical house plants. Visit us this weekend to view our full range.

They are denizens of tropical climes, often growing high up in the humid forest canopy. We can't replicate that in our homes, but careful watering, misting and feeding will keep them h...


The Winter Garden

Friday, 20th January 2017 11:44am by Petersham Nurseries

You know that we are passionate about horticulture here at Petersham Nurseries, with new plants coming in every week now, there is always plenty of activity in the gardens and glasshouses. Here are just a few suggestions to keep you horticulturally active, when the weather permits – we've had rain and hard frosts, dull grey days and bright beautiful blue skies and our thoughts are turning to new growth, colour and fragrance - now and in the months ahead.

 Daphne Odora 'Aureomarginata'




Powered by Coffee

Friday, 02nd December 2016 12:09pm by Petersham Nurseries

In the UK alone, we drink over 70 million cups of coffee a day half a million tonnes of waste each year. Usually coffee waste cannot be composted and tends to end up in general waste.

As a restaurant, we believe it is imperative that we dispose of all our waste responsibly. This is why we are developing a partnership with bio-bean, a pioneering clean technology company who recycle coffee waste and turn it into carbon neutral advanced biofuels, creating local sustainable energy. Bio-bean now recy...


Evergreen Shrubs

Friday, 11th November 2016 03:28pm by Charlotte Senn

November is marching on a pace but there is still plenty of colour and interest in the Nurseries, for seasonal containers and gardens alike.

Evergreen plants come to the fore, providing structure for many years to come. Here is a short list of a number of our favourite evergreens on offer now.

- A selection of evergreen Topiaries, in a variety of sizes and heights that will create pivotal accents, focal points and beautiful features for containers in the season ahead. Fragrant myrtle, olive, bay, ...


Autumn Squash Tagine with Cobnuts, Damsons & Chard

Monday, 17th October 2016 01:34pm by Charlotte Senn

As the weather gets colder we are embracing the change in season in the way that we eat. This hearty recipe created by our Head Chef, Damian Clisby was inspired by the delicious organic squash supplied to us by Haye Farm, Devon.  



1 x autumn squash

1 tsp ground cumin

1cm piece of ginger (paste)

½ tsp sweet paprika

1 pinch of saffron

1 cinnamon stick

6 cloves garlic (paste)

6 shallots, peeled & quartered

1 preserved lemon

2 ltr squash stock

Olive oil


Cut the squash into wedges and use the ...


Advice for Autumn

Monday, 03rd October 2016 04:22pm by Charlotte Senn

As we journey further into the year, we are thinking of innovative ways to celebrate autumn and its colours. Our horticultural expert, Martin Ogden shares his favourite ways to embrace the change in season. From leaf collages and creating Christmas baubles to autumn wreath making.

‘I for one have been collecting conkers again - every year I fill bowls of these beautiful shiny delights to decorate the house. I have collages of autumn leaves, carefully sewn together and framed and I will also b...

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