Sunday & The Palace Gardener

Sundays, over the past few years, were spent proclaiming I was dying after having been out until the sun decided to get up, dancing the night away with girlfriends in SoHo and drinking margaritas like there was set to be a tequila drought in London. Now, I still like a dance, I still like a margarita and I definitely still like a night out, but I’ve also got into the school of thought that weekends – especially Sundays – are rather precious, and should be spent enjoying the day, rather than a gloomy bed day of Hangxiety.

Luckily, where I live, there’s plenty to do, without having to really do too much at all! As you’ll know from my other posts there’s Chiswick House and Gardens, Bishops Park, and of course the big smoke just on my door step.

Now, I like to spend Sundays meandering around the fancy houses, and wondering who lives in them, as well as Pinterest-planning how I’ll redecorate when I become a billionaire 😉

 

At the back of Bishop’s Park is the oddest little building. It looks like a giant greenhouse and it was shut for ages with no one going in, and no one going out.

Then, one day whilst hopping into Tintos for the usual coffee fix, I glanced across to see there was a sign outside, and so The Palace Gardner was open and soon became one of my favourite haunts.

They redecorate the entrance regularly, and this weekend they’d gone for a cute little Tipi!

You’ll find yourself lost in a haven of pretty greenery, cute displays and the light from the glass roof is enough to put a smile on even the most reluctant of Sunday-doers!

  

Shoes – Primark / Similar | Jeggings – Marks & Spencer | Blazer – in-store purchase – H&M | Star-print T-shirt similar – H&M | Scarf – Accessorize – SALE! |

 

There’s even an adorable (but usually packed!) little cafe at the back of The Palace Gardner, so its the perfect spot for an early brunch.

It’s pretty much impossible to come away from The Palace Gardner empty handed – they’ve got something for everyone – if your grounds are palatial or if your green fingers only extend to your paved roof terrace, there’s window boxes and all sorts. The Palace Gardner is an absolute treasure trove and I couldn’t recommend it enough for a Sunday meander!

Kate x

 

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  1. January 31, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    This looks like the cutest little place, I want to go there for brunch sometime! I also really want the Tipi!! I never understood why my mum used to enjoy browsing plants and flowers so much, but now I totally understand the attraction! We have a balcony, and I love getting plants to put outside, it makes such a difference!
    Beautiful photos, I love your outfit, it’s gorgeous!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

    • Kate
      February 11, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      You are the sweetest Hels – your comments always make my day! and I’m totally the same, I used to moan at my parents for dragging me around garden centres – but now I can’t think of a nicer way to spend a Sunday!
      Kate x

    • Kate
      February 11, 2018 / 9:08 pm

      hahaha I know, I always want to take everything with me – so many lovely bits for blog props too!
      Kate x

    • Kate
      February 11, 2018 / 9:08 pm

      It’s the loveliest little spot!

      Kate x

  2. February 1, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    The Palace Gardner sounds like a lovely place. I’d love to go there sometime. I’d definitely spend a lot of time there! It’s great that you have a place like this to enjoy. Your photography is fab by the way! The tipi is so sweet too!

    • Kate
      February 11, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      It’s so sweet! I’m so glad you like the photography!
      Kate x

  3. February 1, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    I’m so delighted that you discovered this hidden gem, it really does look like the perfect place to spend a Sunday! I am totally with you on preferring to spend Sundays pottering about lovely places like this rather than feeling sorry for yourself in bed with a cracking hangover! I absolutely love the tipi, is it wrong to want to visit purely to photograph it for my current green Instagram theme?! hahah! I love those hanging plant pots as well, my dream billionaire house would definitely feature some of those 😉 You look utterly gorgeous in this outfit as well, I have been wanting a scarf like yours for ages so I will have to hit up the Accessorize sale!

    Abbey xxxx

    • Kate
      February 11, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      hahaha no, you should just use that photo 😉 actually lets do one better, and you can come and visit and we can go to The Palace Gardner together! The hanging plant pots are divine but my friend watered his plant without realising it would of course subsequently Leake everywhere – LOL! Ah to be a billionaire in the process of house-hunting and decorating… Such dreams 😉
      Kate x

    • Kate
      February 11, 2018 / 8:53 pm

      Oooh Im so glad you like the spring colours, it really did make me feel like the seasons were about to change!
      Kate x

  4. February 12, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    Oh wow, it looks so pretty! I could spend ages in there – it seems like the perfect place to go if you need to unwind and de-stress. I really should explore my local area more and see if there are hidden gems like this!

    • Kate
      February 13, 2018 / 12:20 pm

      It’s so lovely Charlotte! I was so happy when I found it, its the perfect hideaway!
      Kate x

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