Thursday, May 25, 2017

I never thought I would end up hunting for lions and elephants in Chelsea, one of London’s posh neighborhoods!

But since I missed out on snapping up 350-pound tickets to see the famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show, I decided to take a walk on the wild side and attend my first Chelsea in Bloom event. Earlier this week, I read about the event in my weekly Timeout magazine on my evening commute and instead of forgetting to check out said event as I usually do, I went on my day off yesterday. Chelsea in Bloom has returned for its 12th year, transforming this posh neighborhood into a street flower show with a “Floral Safari” theme in honor of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The event is only set up through Sunday, May 27th.

Local boutiques (such as Jimmy Choo, Club Monaco, Rag & Bone and Kiehls) have transformed their storefronts into a wild parade of elephants, monkeys, lions, giraffes and more. I started at Sloane Square, where the information kiosk is located, and then walked along both Sloane Street and King’s Road and past the landscaped Cadogan Gardens. (Map here.)

The amazing displays seem to be crafted from a mix of fresh and dried flowers and grasses. I love taking photos of gardens, so I had fun with my camera, but was annoyed to find so many people in the middle of my free day. Ha!
Anyway, I thought you all might enjoy seeing what these creative florists got up to in central London this year. Cheers!

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One of the cool giraffes in front of the Rag & Bone shop - one of my favorite displays.

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Alan said...

what an absolute delight! Have you been to the Chelsea Flower Show in the grounds of the Royal Hospital? As an aside, as long as I have no dependants I'm qualified to be a Chelsea Pensioner - not many people know that!

BacktoBodrum said...

What a magnificent display

Noemi of Pinay Flying High said...

That looks so beautiful! I didn't know that they have this event in Chelsea. I wish I knew. :-/

Mari said...

It's marvelous! However I feel sorry for these flowers. They had to bloom for a long time on the flower bed