I finally got to visit Petersham Nurseries this summer and I must say it was lovely. The nursery is tucked away from the main road and could easily be missed, but once you negotiate the little lane it opens out into an oasis of calm. I discovered the limited parking after driving down Church Lane and finding no spaces – at this point it started to rain and I had to do a 3-point turn in the tiny lane and park elsewhere. But, determined to sample the tea and cake, I battled on.
The flowers were exquisite and I took so many photographs. I couldn’t leave without treating myself to a new cactus and even managed to buy a birthday present in the gift shop for a ‘difficult to buy for’ gardener.