Petersham House is lucky to have the Thames, Petersham Meadows, Richmond Park and St Peters Church as a backdrop. With its extensive yew hedges and lovely red brick walls, the garden at Petersham House is a well kept secret. Step inside, and it is easy to forget that central London is only a few miles away, such is the sense of calm and tranquility.
At 150ft (50m) long, the herbaceous border starts the year gently, gradually changing to what has best been described as a mad flowering hedgerow.
Built around a loose structure of permanent planting, which includes romneya, macleaya, rheum, eupatorium, irises and oriental poppies; the border's flowering season is prolonged using early spring bulbs, including tulips and alliums, and extends into late summer and autumn using annuals and dahlias.
All of the plants seen in the Petersham House borders will be available to buy at the Nurseries this spring and summer.
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The private garden of Petersham Nurseries` owners Francesco & Gael Boglione opens once a year to raise funds for the National Gardening Scheme – a registered charity. The NGS have over 3,700 open garden days throughout the year, all details can be found in the NGS Yellow Book, the so-called ‘bible’ of garden visiting. The NGS currently give away more than £2.5 million each year to nursing, caring and gardening charities and have donated more than £25 million in the last 15 years. For further information and to order a NGS Yellow Book visit www.ngs.org.uk
. This year we raised a spectacular £1382.40 for the charity and we hope next year will be as much of a success.