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Explore the botanical wonderland of Petersham Nurseries

Situated just south of Richmond in west London, Petersham is a charming village often twinned with its closest neighbour, Ham. With Twickenham and Isleworth close by, you're not short of places to visit here.

Petersham's pride and joy is Petersham Nurseries, an internationally award-winning garden centre. It's a natural haven and a great visit for plant lovers, but the antique shop, glasshouse restaurant and cafe serving delicious cakes means it's a great place for anyone to spend an afternoon.

Acres of countryside in Richmond

Petersham has its own stretch of tranquil parkland in Petersham Meadows, part of the Thames Path that weaves its way through west London's countryside.

Pick your starting point and make your way through Richmond's best kept parkland, from Hampton Court Palace and Ham House and Gardens to Old Deer Park in Richmond. The Kew Royal Botanic Gardens is just a short drive away, too.

Visit Ham House, Petersham and Ham's best kept secret

Petersham and the surrounding Richmond area is home to a number of fantastic mansions and grand estates, from Hampton Court Palace to Marble Hill House.

But it's Ham House and Gardens that steals the show. This 17th-century manor has remained virtually unchanged for 400 years, and you can tour the house and gardens to learn all about its rich history.

Looking for accommodation in Petersham? Travelodge London Richmond Central Hotel is a short drive away close to Kew Gardens and Richmond Park, while just over the river, Travelodge London Twickenham Hotel is in proximity to the stadium.