Finally, my darkrooom bright advent calendar is here. Over the next 24 days I will open one “window” each day and show you my favourite shops and the most beautiful window displays in London, Copenhagen, Berlin, and Stuttgart, the places I will spend the weeks coming up to Christmas.
My advent calendar kicks off with one of my favourite places in London: Petersham Nurseries in Richmond. Owned by the Boglione family it is a haven of calm away from the bustle of London, a synonym for mindful living, shopping, and eating. Everything here seems to be that healthy tick slower than in the capital just a few miles away. The place lets you breathe and recharge and appreciate what is really important in life.
Petersham Nurseries created the most amazing and inspiring concept, and are, especially during Christmas time, a magical place to spend some quality time. Enjoy a stroll through the internationally prizes garden center and greenhouses or browse the shop with its beautiful selection of antiques and eclectic gifts. There is also a tea house with locally sourced and Italian-inspired meals and a wonderful restaurant, all set inside greenhouses (so during wet weather best to leave those suede heels at home!). The ethos of Petersham Nurseries is to work closely with the farmers and be respectful of their produce. The restaurant is only open for lunch but it hosts the occasional event or supper club. So make sure you check their website or sign up for their newsletter to not miss out. Places are limited and the demand is always high.
petersham nurseries . church lane (off petersham road) . richmond . w10 7ab
phone 020 . 8940 5230