7 December 2009

A corner of Petersham Nurseries

The far corner of Petersham Nurseries is my favourite part, possibly because so few other people explore that far, preferring to linger around the cafe and shop. They are missing out.

This gate leads to Petersham Manor but is only unlocked on the rare days that the garden there is open to the public. Most of the time we have to be satisfied with stolen views of the vegetable garden. In front of the gate is one of the nurseries' signature benches.

Moving slightly along towards the corner is this something or other. Water flows into the brick tank through the two pipes and leaves in ways unseen. I have no idea why it is there but it is fun. Placed elsewhere it could be in the running for the Turner Prize.