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London Diary 2014 : A Walk Around at Petersham Nurseries

Hello my dear diary! Finally, this is my official first post of 2014. Having been exhausted with my routine office job, projects, and preparation for MA application for so long (since Dec 2013), I’ve just had a time to breathe. Definitely it’s worth it because in the mid February there was an email invitation for an interview in Fashion Womenswear and Textiles programs from the Royal College of Art, London. Yeahh!!! I processed the Visa within 1 week (speed come with spend) and then prepared the interview project and myself, and packed all the portfolio stuffs into the big bag. And then there was me travelling my very first true vacation after graduation in London, the city I’ve been missing the most. Took a lot of photos and went to so many places, I cannot wait to share with you all.

I love to take photos, everyone knows this, but I love to present them with stories as well. I think what I continually do here is called a photo diary, or maybe a photo journal. That means I took pictures instead of writing what I have seen and been in my daily life. I love the feeling behind camera lens when beautiful scene just appeared in front of you and you imagine the square around it and click. It was heart capturing in some way.

Petersham Nurseries

Living the greener life while living in the city

So here is the first place I think I’d love to put here ! I had a chance to go to have lunch and afternoon tea at Petersham Nurseries in Richmond, London. From Richmond tube station (District Line Westbound) you took a bus to in front of Richmond Park and then walked along the small, beautiful road. Suddenly you’ll see their super-cute elephant logo on the small street on the opposite side of the road.

Internationally prized garden centre, Petersham Nurseries is a tranquil oasis and seedbed of inspiration. At Petersham, there are glasshouse restaurant which you can lunch in or dine in, teahouse which you can enjoy seasonal food and homemade cakes, nursery which you can browse plants and seeds, garden shop which you can shop farming tools, and main shop where you can find antiques and gifts for yourself and family.

Love these small bird eggs for their unique beauty

homemade bread and olive oil

you can enjoy choices of lunch, cakes, and tea provided.
I’d recommend Rhubarb&yoghurt ice-cream and apple tart.
(Don’t blame me, I also tried rabbit meet there as well)

Petersham Nurseries claimed
“We hope to have created a place of calm, away from the bustle of London,
somewhere that respects and is in tune with nature and positive living.”

I’m totally agree that it was a refuge from the city. Since walking into this green, lovely nursery, I can feel myself even more close to nature. People working there seem to be a lot happier than in the hectic city of London. It was totally peaceful and relaxing, I secretly hope that there could be this kind of environment in Bangkok as well ( Think of Little Tree Garden at Suan Sampran)

Luckily It was spring time already when I visited there. Not only in the nursery, but the scenery around Richmond is even more charming when all the floras shine their colour aura out. I’ve never understood why spring is so enchanting (blame on my hot-hot-heat tropical country) , until I visited here. It was a visible sign of life and growing, and I felt very lively.

Definitely a place to visit if you go to London. Highly recommend.
Visit Petersham Nurseries website for more information
Hope you enjoy my photo diary 🙂

All pictures taken by me, Please don’t use without any permission
Camera : Olympus PEN EP-2 with 45mm lens 



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  3. nice photographs as always
    I really enjoy your journey
    and this place is already on my must-go list if I visit London 🙂

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