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Best Buds: the most beautiful garden centres in London

Equal parts garden centre, cafe and lifestyle shop – and all the better for the blend – Petersham Nurseries is something of a Richmond institution. Its glamorous custodians are the Boglione family, who bought this site next door to their grand family home, Petersham House, in 2000 with initially little in the way of a plan. Pick up a plant or vintage pot and then settle in for a seasonal Italian lunch under a canopy of bougainvillea and jasmine: one of the Boglione offspring now runs a 90-acre Devon farm that funnels organic produce straight into the kitchen here.

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