Battersea Flower Station


Battersea Flower Station

Battersea Power Station recently had a little, floral sister called Battersea Flower Station. It's a brand, spanking new garden centre off Battersea Park Road, nestled against the bank of the train tracks running alongside. I love it when I discover new things in my hood, so this morning, on my way to get my coffee, I popped in.

Battersea Flower Station

It's got a long, stretchy layout, with lush plants and blooming flowers on either side, creating a green corridor throughout. The scent of jasmine and lavender dances in the air. You can buy everything here, whether you're looking for outdoor plants, indoor plants or bouquets of flowers.There are crates of herbs, like sage, thyme and mint. Tables full of fuchsias and fences draped with climbers. Pots, garden furniture and lots of other garden paraphernalia are dotted around the centre.

Between the shrubbery there are several gift shops selling garden decorations, ranging from outdoor candles, light strings and garden gnomes. And you can even buy freshly baked bread and homemade jam.

Battersea Flower Station

The little Battersea oasis is run by local people who, according to their website, chucked in their office jobs to set up a place of beauty and magic in the heart of London. Besides the general garden centre stuff, the Battersea Flower Station also offers bespoke flower arrangements for weddings and such, they can give you free advice on how to pimp up your garden, terrace or balcony and if you just love love love gardening, but aren't blessed with a garden of your own, you can come in and help at in theirs.

Battersea Flower Station

It's a must go to place for people with green thumbs. And even if my thumbs aren't so green, it makes for a lovely short-cut to my morning coffee.

Battersea Flower Station

For opening times and other useful tidbits on the Battersea Flower Station, visit their website here:
http://www.batterseaflowerstation.co.uk/


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