Chelsea in Bloom

Chelsea in Bloom

Yesterday was the start of Chelsea in Bloom and how lucky are we with the weather! This afternoon, I took a walk around Sloane Square and photographed the flower installations that have brought Chelsea to life, in time for the Chelsea Flower Show.

Chelsea in Bloom is a competition between local retailers who are vying for the floral crown and I’m so glad I don’t have to pick a winner because there are some stunning displays on show.

Takes these dogs by Ted Baker.

Or this floral dress at The White Company.

Savills.

Hackett.

Smythson.

Gnomes nearby. I love gnomes!

Paule Ka.

Jo Malone.

Mary Quant.

DoDo.

Liz Earle.

And in the middle of Sloane Square, there’s a maze which I went into! I love mazes too.

The Botanist also have a pop-up bar in the middle of Sloane Square where you can sit at a table and sip wine, champagne or the bar’s signature cocktail London Spritz (£8), which is made up of aperol, rhubarb liqueur, fresh grapefruit and Chapel Down pinot noir. If you’re feeling slightly peckish you can also tuck into a garden salad of nasturtium, dandelion, summer pea and radish salad, nettle rolled goats’ cheese, borage flowers and croutons served with or without smoked duck (£10 or £12 respectively).

The Botanist’s pop-up bar will be in Sloane Square until Sunday 27th May 2012 and is open from midday – 7pm.

Thank goodness summer’s finally arrived and please let it hang around for some time!

 

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