Join H&G’s Editorial Director Sarah Spiteri for a fabulous day at Petersham Nurseries in Richmond. Once a humble garden centre, set on the banks of the River Thames, Petersham was acquired by Gael and Francesco Boglione in 1997. The family spent seven years transforming the site, and in 2004 it reopened as the inspirational nurseries that we know and love today. So as Homes & Gardens celebrates its 100th birthday, Petersham will be turning 15 years young.
To mark the occasion, we’re throwing a very special event, with the sort of behind-the-scenes access that money can’t usually buy.
First you’ll learn how to style your own garden the Petersham way. The in-house horticultural experts will talk you through how to plan and style summer borders to ensure they are impactful and last well into the next season. You will be guided through various topics from how to use colour, to how to add shape and texture to enhance your border designs.
As part of the day, there will also be a tour of our beautiful and functional cutting garden, which provides flowers for displaying in Petersham’s restaurant, shop and around the nurseries for the majority of the year.
What’s more, to mark this special occasion, Gael and Francesco Boglione, owners of Petersham Nurseries, have agreed to open their gorgeous private garden at their home Petersham House for a guided tour. The rarely-open Boglione garden sits next to the nurseries and features a charming walled kitchen garden, the glasshouse, beautiful double borders and some impressive and sculptural topiary. We’re told that in July, the gardens are at their most colourful, so expect a real visual treat.
Following the talk and the tour, you can relax with a seasonal Bellini and three-course lunch at the famous restaurant.
Event details: 11am-3pm on 18th July 2019 at Petersham Nurseries, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AB.
We hope you can make it!