June 3rd, 2012
Feld Trip

Petersham Nurseries

Last weekend the Wall Street Journal ran an article on a couple who, at Mick Jagger’s urging, bought a grand house just outside of London. Gael and Francesco Boglione bought Petersham House in 1997 and a few years later purchased the nursery next door. What makes the story so inspiring is that the Boglione’s are not gardeners, yet they transformed the run-down nursery into an enchanting destination where you can buy plants, homewares, furniture and have lunch in the cafe or tea in the teahouse. The restaurant, which started in a shed, can now handle hundreds of diners.

As we move into summer and move our lives outdoors, I am drawn to places like Petersham Nurseries- places that encourage me to create a welcoming and stylishly bohemian outdoor living space. Forget the expensive furniture from the fancy garden center, found and reclaimed pieces with cushions in fun, all-weather fabrics are the way to go. And maybe a few chickens for good measure.

Photos: wsj.com

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  1. Thanks for sharing this! I have been all over their website since seeing this post. I lived in the UK for three years in Richmond, less than a mile from Petersham Nurseries (Mick Jagger lived half a block away from me), though by 2004 when they opened the nursery I was already back in the USA. Will definitely be stopping by here on my next trip to London. Love your lifestyle posts! Thanks again.
    Julia

    julia
    June 4th, 2012  2:24 AM

     
  2. Oh this is a lovely place! I turned up one day with a friend from out of town and it was closed but they very kindly let us in for a wander round.

    That's Not My Age
    June 5th, 2012  12:37 PM

     

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