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Through the archives: Skye Gyngell – Petersham Nurseries Café 2007-2012
Published 09 May 2022

Credit: Petersham Nurseries

As balmy weather and spring blossom brightens up green spaces across the country, we’ve started to take note of an emerging trend. More and more restaurants seem to be opening in the middle of secluded kitchen gardens (Ethicurean, Pythouse Kitchen Garden), nurseries and garden centres (Moss & Moor, Paradise Café), even working flower farms (West End Flower Farm).

Where would any of these places have been without the pioneering work put in by Skye Gyngell of Petersham Nurseries Café? Her awkwardly located, ramshackle-chic restaurant, which first appeared in the Guide in 2007, was one of the most talked about in the country – despite operating against all odds.   ...

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