The saying goes – When life gives you lemons you . . . – fill that in at your leisure but whilst I am making ‘lemonade’ (not in the Beyonce sense of the word!) I was also surrounding by one of the most beautiful collections of Cacti and Succulents that I have come across in a very long time. Even though myself and the bestie had other designs on our day life steered us in the direction of the beautiful Petersham Nurseries. As we stepped across the threshold I whispered to myself ‘we are not in Kansas anymore Toto!’. From head to toe with length and depth it was beautiful both visually and sensually and I was excited to see what the rest had to offer.
Before my virgin voyage to the promised land I had heard such great things about the food, the atmosphere and yes I’ll say it again the FOOD! So you can probably understand my disappointment when I get told that I can only have a cuppa and some cake (a choice of three!). By this point HANGRY was most probably the biggest understatement but in my current state of euphoria for such a picturesque setting I wanted to try and stay positive. Unfortunately coupled with some issues from earlier in the day and my HANGRY moment things took a bit of a nose dive.
With that in mind I will definitely be going back on a day that they are actually fully open for business as it would be wrong of me to judge when things are not running at full steam ahead. Mark my words Petersham Nurseries I will be back to see you in all of your glory and I have no doubt that it will be absolutely SPECTACULAR. And before I leave I will check your lovely website to double check that I am coming on a day when food is available!
Have you eaten at Petersham Nurseries?
If so what did you think and what should I have when I go back?!