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

SHOP

what's new

ALEXANDERWANG.T

Crinkled-satin midi skirt

NIKE

Tech Pack 2.0 reversible linen and cotton-blend jacket

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather clutch

GUCCI

Cotton denim midi skirt

GUCCI

Suede collarless jacket

GABRIELA HEARST

Casatt double-breasted cotton trench coat

BURBERRY

Chignon monogram silk-satin scarf

TOM FORD

Belted leather-trimmed twill jacket

PRADA

Metallic

JACQUEMUS

Le Bracelet braided-metal bracelet

JACQUEMUS

Figari plunge knot-front top

COMMON PROJECTS

Achilles leather sneakers

view all

  • 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

    juliaJune 4th, 2012  2:24 AM

     
  • 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 AgeJune 5th, 2012  12:37 PM

     

Your email address is only used for our verification process to help reduce spam comments and will not be shared, published or stored for any other purpose. Please be courteous. All comments are moderated. Preachy comments about body weight, age, smoking, and furs will not be posted.

Name :

Email (will not be published) :