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...
August has already given us some glorious sunshine and plenty of beautifully warm days - and while there may be a little rain - this is a combination that our plants will absolutely love.
True, the evenings are that little bit shorter now and this signals a change in gear for our gardens. I don't mean a gentle slide down into Autumn, rather an expectation for a late great, fantastic finish to the year!
Our Cutting Garden here at Petersham is certainly ramping up the drama with a surge in flower...
At Petersham Nurseries the inspiration behind our menu is led by seasonal produce, Italian flavours and by what is growing in our kitchen garden. We believe that there is nothing more satisfying or motivational than personal and first hand experience. Damian Clisby, our Head Chef recently took a small team from the kitchen to Italy on a cultural and culinary tour of Tuscany. Where the cuisine is strikingly simple, seasonal and respectful of traditional techniques. A perfect marriage to our style...