Monday, April 20, 2015

Clifton Nurseries - More Tales of the Unexpected

It's the unlikeliness of the location.  Nestled within a block of Victorian

and Edwardian pass through a black metal gate and down a planted alley into.......

an urban Paradise where all things "gardens" rule, and the best of them are a bit

out of the ordinary.  I mean, how many of the usual suburban garden centers will try to sell you twine in all the colors of the rainbow - for tieing up your sweetpeas and nasturtiums?  

Clifton Nurseries will supply you with the usual roses and daffodils

camellias, geraniums 

and primroses, but it's not everywhere

that will offer you the VERY LATEST in garden furniture in that distingue Hermes orange

to take home with your ancient olive tree for "instant Mediterranean" in your backyard.

Some people die for rhubarb pots (I do).  You might need to send a man to collect them for you, they won't fit in your tote bag......I know - you weren't expecting to find rhubarb pots on this trip to the shops - me either.

And in case you've been feeling left out of all of this season's Sakura viewing?  Clifton Nurseries can help you plant your whole neighborhood.

Surprise, surprise?  Those yellow orchids are fake!

But the garlanded amphorae and the stone sphinxes are 100% percent real.  Wait a minute - which of your suburban big box stores has one or two of those overseeing their sales floors?  None you say?  No, I didn't think so.  And if you are thirsty.  There is a cafe at Clifton Nurseries, inside a greenhouse, for a nice chat with the light pattering of raindrops overhead......

Or if you are like me, there is a nice pub around the corner!  The planting will wait.


  1. What a marvelous discovery. :-) I'd happily wander through this place and get inspired. :-)

  2. Superbe cette visite ! Je ne connaissais pas les pots à rhubarbe... ça marche bien ?
    La porte du pub me donne envie d'y entrer ;)

  3. Love this kind of discoveries ... and would love to own Hermes orange garden furniture :)

  4. Vraiment superbe!
    Bon week end!
    Photographe Gil Zetbase

  5. i hope just one rhubarb pot fitted inside your travel luggage, because you have got have ONE! and i also think i'm gonna get me some nasturtiae, at some point. good thinking. n♥