There has only ever been one downside to visiting Petersham Nurseries in its bucolic patch southwest of London, and that is the trek out to Richmond to have lunch and browse the greenhouses. But now this popular garden shop has opened a city-center outpost in Covent Garden, kicking off with homewares, a florist, and a deli with restaurants to follow this autumn. We took a closer look inside the store in its opening week.
Towering tree ferns, young trees, hydrangeas, and heaps of house plants make this space feel like the chicest Victorian conservatory you’ve ever seen, an effect emphasized by the stunning mirrors—both antique and new—that cover the walls.
Useful homewares include myriad brushes (including the perennially useful window-blind brush for conservatory owners everywhere), ostrich feather dusters, and bottle brushes. The pressed flower botanical prints behind are available in singles frames, too (£185).
In the opening few days every other customer was touring the store with camera in hand, and the new Petersham Nurseries is poised to be just as inspiring as the original shop.
Above: The new Petersham Nurseries shop is open from 10 am to 8 pm from Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 pm on Sunday.