Petersham Nurseries

London — Covent Garden

If you live in London and have even a passing love for the beauty and wonder of nature, then there’s a good chance that Petersham Nurseries needs no introduction. Renowned for their Richmond-based garden centre and restaurant Petersham has become a truly iconic London institution thanks to its combination of awe-inspiring, locally grown dining and rustic, muddy-floored charms. In 2017, Petersham expanded it’s presence to a refined townhouse in the heart of Covent Garden, part of which serves as a dedicated floristry shop. We’re thrilled to be their exclusive online partners, bringing their incredible arrangements and purist sensibility to more flower lovers than ever before! The Petersham floristry shop positively brims with seasonal delights, encompassing dreamlike examples of your favourite childhood blooms and unexpected new thrills in equal measure. “Until relatively recently, you’d find a lot of people wanted flowers to look the same,” says Thomas, Head of Horticulture at Petersham Nurseries. “Now they’ve started to understand seasonality, they’re willing to be educated. There’s a newfound appreciation and we love telling people about the flowers we’re using.” Thomas is supported in his role by his trusted right-hand, Amanda, who runs the new flower shop at Covent Garden. Both have loved flowers and nature from the day they were old enough to take their first steps through an English country garden – passions that have stayed with them throughout their life, undimmed even as they’ve transformed into unrivalled expertise and professional skill. Thomas shrugs: “I mean, I remember when I lived on my own many years ago… I’d rather have no food than not have flowers on the table. That was me: just go to the market on a Saturday, pick up some beautiful flowers and a can of baked beans!” That passion is brought thrillingly to life in the arrangements you can now see and send on Floom, and Amanda offers a perfect encapsulation of everything that makes Petersham Nurseries so special: from Covent Garden to the bouquets you can now have sent directly to your doorstep. “Bringing the outside in – that’s what we’re really renowned for here.”

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“Particularly with the floristry style we do here, we want it to look almost like it’s just been gathered from the garden or pulled from the hedgerow.”
“We look for something that’s completely different to what everyone else is going to have – something that is not only sustainable and organic but looks sustainable and organic too.”
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PETERSHAM NURSERIES LIMITED, 00738272, 1 Acton Hill Mews, 310 - 328 Uxbridge Road, Acton Hill London, W3 9QN