great places to visit off the beaten path.
Located between Richmond Park and the Thames, Petersham Nurseries may be a garden and homewares store on the surface, but it also offers a teahouse and celebrated restaurant, a playhouse and supper club and gardens to tour (limited openings). The restaurant is currently run by celebrated Australian Chef Greg Malouf (reservations a must – bookings may be well in advance). The playhouse offers theatrical productions on the grounds of the grand Queen Anne house. See the website for specific productions and booking information. Productions often blend theatre, dance, music and food. Capacity is limited to 100 per event. The garden is periodically opened and an admission fee may occur. Hours: Mon – Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5. Teahouse & Cafe closed Monday.
The website will have details. http://www.petershamnurseries.com/home.asp