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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'




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...


Your Late Summer Garden

Wednesday, 17th August 2016 12:30pm by Ella Foulser

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...


The Gardens at David Austin

Monday, 04th July 2016 01:54pm by Charlotte Senn

Last week our Green Team made the trip up to Albrighton , Shropshire, for a preview at David Austin’s Nursery. All of our roses at Petersham Nurseries are supplied by David Austin, who is renowned for exquisite quality and fragrance. The team gained some unique insight into the processing of the roses, as well as visiting the trial fields and the splendid rose gardens.

Our horticultural expert - Martin Ogden writes about their experience:

“They may have been battered by the rains but how beautiful...


RHS Shades of Autumn

Saturday, 29th August 2015 10:48am by Petersham Nurseries

RHS London Shades of Autumn Show, 23–24 October 2015

Leading on from the success of our feature garden at GROW London, Thomas Broom-Hughes and Amanda Brame will be creating a Kokedama* inspired installation at the RHS London Shades of Autumn Show.

“We are doing a woodland inspired installation using coppice styled wigwams showcasing shade loving plants which grow with wild abandon in the garden during autumn. We look forward to welcoming you to the show where we will be hosting practical workshops...


GROW London

Tuesday, 16th June 2015 12:30pm by Horticultural Team


Grow London   Grow London   Grow London

The highly successful contemporary garden fair, GROW London, which made its debut last summer, returns for a second edition from 19-21 June 2015.

“We are thrilled and excited to be part of GROW London this year. We will be creating a feature garden which epitomises the iconic look of Petersham Nurseries as a destination of beauty and gardening inspiration. Expect a sensory garden filled with bold influences of colour and scent, interspersed with spec...


May in the Garden

Saturday, 02nd May 2015 11:19am by Thomas Broom

The summer gardening season is off to an early start this year. We have been blessed with some fine April weather - however now in May, gaps in the borders are starting to appear as the spring bulbs begin to fade.

Now is the perfect time to add Herbaceous perennials your border. We are fully stocked with beautiful mid-summer flowering plants, which will add height and a touch of romance to your planting schemes. Oriental Poppies, Foxgloves, Aquliegias and Salvias can all be planted now, to give y...

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