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Clifton Nurseries

Shopping, Home decor Little Venice
5 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
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Visiting London’s stateliest centre, established in 1851, fills the amateur gardener with longing and enthusiasm. From the gorgeous stucco mansions of Little Venice you enter a horticulturalist’s paradise, via a shady drive lined with topiarised box trees in lavish pots. Fortunately, good looks aren’t Clifton’s only selling point. Helpful and knowledgeable staff are able to steer you toward sensible purchases for your patch. The centre’s impressive exotics are pampered in a large hothouse – head inside for carnivorous plants, fragrant gardenias, cacti and succulents, and fleshy tender tropicals. There’s a huge flowering shrub and perennial section, as well as a lovely indoor shop featuring tools and accessories, stacks of books and lots of lovely ceramics for outdoors and indoors. Non-gardeners might like to enquire about the legendary Clifton design and landscaping service.


Venue name: Clifton Nurseries
Address: 5A Clifton Villas
W9 2PH
Opening hours: Open Apr-Oct 9am-6pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun. Nov-Mar 8.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Warwick Avenue tube
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Very cute garden-cum flower shop-cum-brunch spot just off Warwick avenue. The atmosphere is lovely especially in springtime with the flowers in the garden looking at their best and plenty of outdoors seating. This cafe tends to get quite crowded at weekends so pre-booking is advisable. If you like sleeping in, you should know traditional brunch is served only until 12 but the lunch menu also features a tasty twist on an old favourite involving poached eggs on brown bread with avocado and hummus paste served juicy with cherry tomatoes. 

Stunning oasis with a beautiful cafe in a conservatory in the centre of London. Only a few steps from Warwick Ave Tube and great for celeb spotting too

Beautiful oasis in the middle of the city - no better place to unwind wandering through the flora or eating at the delicious café. Totally unique in London!

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Fabulous nursery in the heart of Warwick Avenue


If this isn't a hidden gem then I don't know what is! Set back down a discreet alleyway is this humdinger of a beautiful garden. It's like heaven in Maida Vale with interesting plants, garden statues, lovely cafe and even areas to sit and enjoy the surroundings. I'd walked past it about a million times before venturing in...and subsequently wishing I had a gigantic garden to fill. A really pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

This is such a special place for Londoners with so many amazing plants, home and garden related stuff to inspire people of all ages. Clifton Nurseries have very competitive events diary with something for everyone. This lovely place is located in beautiful Little Venice and it is very easy to get to so no excuse for not paying them the visit. It is a must for Londoners and garden lovers from all over the world.

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