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...
Full & Part Time Reservations Receptionists (Richmond)
Our reception and reservations team is hiring. Are you looking for a weekend part time, or full time position; have restaurant/ customer service experience, confidence with systems/ IT, and enjoy hosting and managing reservations? We’d like to hear from you. For this position you must be available/ ready to work occasional/ regular Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Immediate start date. Email our Reception Manager charlotte.blom@petersh...
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.
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...
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...
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'
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...
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, ...
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
Cut the squash into wedges and use the ...
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...
PETERSHAM NURSERIES AT FRIEZE 2016
Petersham Nurseries will return to Frieze London - one of the world's leading contemporary art fairs, from the 5th - 9th October.
Please note that the 5th October is VIP day and therefore not open to the public.
Upstairs on the mezzanine a la carte restaurant, Ronny de Koning, Thomas Broom-Hughes and Amanda Brame, are planning and creating the most beautiful living installations and drawing in many elements of Petersham, from spectacular, wildly planted urns, to h...