Once in awhile, if we’re lucky, we stumble upon heaven right here on this dusty dodgy earth. I found just such a place while I was trotting around southern England last week. Petersham Nurseries is located in a peaceful vale next to the river Thames just outside the London suburb of Richmond. It’s so much more than a nursery though, and thus I felt I should share it with you all. It houses a delightful tea house and a very fine restaurant, both of which serve outstanding local fare, much of which is grown within a stones throw from the table at which I dined. My portion of sweet potato soup and homemade bread with local butter was sumptuous. Scattered throughout the nursery and glasshouses are tables and chairs, many antique and charmingly mismatched, where diners can visit and eat or just have a meditative cup of tea. The details of this treasure trove engaged me for hours. Everything was seemingly perfect and poetic. It’s just my kind of place and I hope you enjoy having a glimpse of it too.