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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 –Β 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 πŸ˜‰


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!

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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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  • Reply Hels

    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

    January 31, 2018 at 14:06
    • Reply Kate

      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

      February 11, 2018 at 21:11
  • Reply Jessica & James

    I can do understand how hard it would be to leave empty handed, I haven’t never heard of this place before but your photos are so appealing and I know I’d leave with it all! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica & James | /

    February 1, 2018 at 10:36
    • Reply Kate

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

      February 11, 2018 at 21:08
  • Reply Steph

    That tipi is adorable, looks so cute!

    Steph x

    February 1, 2018 at 11:23
    • Reply Kate

      It’s the loveliest little spot!

      Kate x

      February 11, 2018 at 21:08
  • Reply Kate

    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!

    February 1, 2018 at 14:11
    • Reply Kate

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

      February 11, 2018 at 21:07
  • Reply Abbey Louisa Rose (@abbeylouisarose)

    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 πŸ˜‰ 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

    February 1, 2018 at 21:01
    • Reply Kate

      hahaha no, you should just use that photo πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ˜‰
      Kate x

      February 11, 2018 at 21:06
  • Reply Alisha Valerie

    This little place looks so cute, I adore little places like this babe – it’s beautiful. I love all springtime flowers and colours in these pictures! Thank you for sharing πŸŒΈπŸ’œβœ¨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x |

    February 2, 2018 at 12:01
    • Reply Kate

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

      February 11, 2018 at 20:53
  • Reply Charlotte

    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!

    February 12, 2018 at 23:29
    • Reply Kate

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

      February 13, 2018 at 12:20
  • Reply Holly

    That looks like such a sweet little place to go; I could see myself spending hours pottering around and looking at everything!! xx

    February 26, 2018 at 11:25
    • Reply Kate

      It’s awesome Holly, I def recommend it!
      Kate x

      March 1, 2018 at 21:59

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