Alexandra Nurseries – Penge SE London
How happy was I to discover that a boutique independent garden centre has opened up just around the corner from my house.
Off I went the other day to see if it would live up to all the gossip I had heard about it.
The answer is most defiantly yes.
It has been set up by John and Sarah and is located in the former caretaker’s office and maintenance workshop for the Alexandra Cottages, a small estate of 181 homes built between 1866 and 1868 by the Metropolitan Association for Improving the Dwellings of the Industrious Classes.
They have created a gardening oasis that is not only full of amazing plants but has been displayed beautifully and imaginatively using old pieces of furniture, ladders, bushel boxes etc.
They have a small interior area which doubles up as a vintage home store and cafe: again kitted out using up cycled furniture and found items.
The coffee is superb and all the cakes are homemade by family and friends.
There is much inspiration to be found in this amazing little garden centre.
Here are a selection of photos for you to peruse.
Estate House, Parish Lane
+44 (0) 208 778 4145
Posted on June 1, 2012, in Restaurants & Coffee Shops, Stores and tagged Alexandra Nurseries, Creative Ideas, Creative Inspiration, Garden centre design, Garden centre displays, Garden centre fixtures, Ideas for garden centres, Store Design, Store Interiors, Visual Ideas, Visual Inspiration, Visual Merchandising Ideas. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.