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Spring in London: The World’s End Nurseries

Little Observationist, World's End Nurseries, London

Spring has finally sprung here in London. Last weekend was beautifully sunny, almost no-coat warm and certainly a great day for lounging in the park.

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Little Observationist - World's End Nurseries, London

Jorge and I recently wandered down King’s Road, popped into Gail’s for tea to take away and onward to have a snoop around Vivienne Westwood’s shop with its crooked wooden floor and crazy clock on the outside of the building.

Vivienne Westwood shop, London

Across from the shop is the World’s End Nurseries. It’s not quite as upmarket as The Chelsea Gardener on Sydney Street, but it’s fun to walk around, especially this time of year when there’s a bit of colour.

Little Observationist - World's End Nurseries, London

Little Observationist - World's End Nurseries, London

Plus, it has a giant gorilla. What’s not to like?

Stephanie Sadler, Little Observationist, World's End Nurseries

Little Observationist - World's End Nurseries, London

When my brother and I were kids, our parents used to drag us around nurseries once in a while on family vacations and we thought it was the most boring thing in the world. Now I find myself seeking them out and enjoying them.

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I think I just love the feeling of stepping off of London’s busy streets and being enveloped on lush green plants and a bit of silence whether that’s in a nursery like this or a park or even the city’s famous cemeteries.

Little Observationist - World's End Nurseries, London

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In the outside section of the World’s End Nursery (just beyond the gorilla), there are olive trees, garden mirrors and quotes about gardening written on markers and stuck into the soil of quite a few of the plants.

Little Observationist - World's End Nurseries, London

Little Observationist - World's End Nurseries, London

The best bit (or at least the most interesting) about this one is inside the conservatory. It’s full of blooming cacti, fish swimming in a (somewhat stagnant) pond and a swirling staircase decoration.

Little Observationist - World's End Nurseries, London

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They also show that they have a bit of humour (and tack) with some quirky statues.

Little Observationist - World's End Nurseries, London

Little Observationist - World's End Nurseries, London

All in all, a lovely little London walk to a slice of the city where not everyone takes the time to go.

Is it looking like Spring yet where you are? 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Art Farm
    March 11, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Haha! My parents used to drag me and my brothers to nurseries when we were little and we were bored out of our minds. Now I love swinging by the one a few blocks from me. It is just starting to look like Spring here in Chicago. It’s been warmer since Saturday and yesterday on my way home I noticed little shoots of green popping up from a few gardens. Very exciting!

    • Reply
      littleobservationist
      March 16, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Aw, I’m so glad it’s warming up over there! What a long winter. Hope you had a lovely weekend! x

  • Reply
    Diana Mieczan
    March 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I love them too and I can spend hours just wandering around 🙂 Btw: I need to find a cactus like the one you posted…what a beauty! Have a great day Steph:) xoxo

    • Reply
      littleobservationist
      March 16, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Yes! I love cacti. My parnets have a little dish of them on the kitchen windowsill that I planted when I was 5 and they’re still growing. Hope you had a fun weekend! x

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