There is no better way to celebrate the start of summer than visiting Chelsea in Bloom, Chelsea’s prestigious annual floral art show.
Throughout Chelsea in Bloom, the National Army Museum will be treating visitors to a hot drink and Chelsea bun for only £5.50. Pick up a voucher from the Sloane Square Information Point to indulge in this offer.
To celebrate Chelsea in Bloom and the launch of the new Crown collection, Annoushka will be hosting a pop-up botanical crown-making workshop on Saturday 27th May, in conjunction with Rees & Co florists.
In keeping with the ‘Floral Safari’ theme, shoppers will be able to create their very own Palm Crown as well as being able to try on the new collection of 18ct Gold & Diamond Crown Rings, which have been lovingly designed by Annoushka Ducas MBE in five unique styles.
The crown-making workshop will be taking place between 12pm & 4pm at Annoushka, 41 Cadogan Gardens SW3 2TB.
The Crown collection is available now from www.annoushka.com
Journey through the Boutique and explore a landscape of floral micro-environments. Sit by the campfire, adorned with bursts of floral flames and enjoy an express treatment.
Just £15 each for a limited time only, take your pick from the following treatments:
• The Rhino: anti-aging express facial. Reveal a glowing and firmer complexion with a synergy of signature gymnastic massage
• The Watering Hole: quench thirsty skin with this exclusive hydrating treatment. A unique complex of moisture magnet Skinesis formulations are expertly applied using iconic massage techniques
• The Mud Bath: A carefully curated complex of detoxifying and purifying formulas, include an alginate, flash-effect Instant Miracle Mask.
Have your binoculars at the ready and spot Sarah Chapman Skinesis’ Safari Rangers out and about for a chance to win an array of Skinesis complimentary treats.
To celebrate this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, Boutique 1’s café-restaurant – April’s – will offer a fragrant ‘Chelsea in Bloom Menu’ with dishes including: April’s Spring Salad, Asparagus, broad bean, pea, radish, mint and fennel pollen, alongside fresh juices or a delicious lavender gin cocktail to accompany a slice of rose sponge cake with pistachio cream or sweet scones, clotted cream with raspberry and lavender jam. The menu will be available from Monday 22nd June – Sunday 28th June.
Don’t miss Gallery Mess’ exclusive Chelsea in Bloom themed menu. Including floral themed delights such as poached Yorkshire rhubarb, a spring vegetable garden starter and dill gnocchi, this is an ideal way to relax at Duke of York Square throughout Chelsea in Bloom week.
Perfect for afternoon tea is the restaurant’s Gardener’s Tea. The delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones with rose petal jam and violet macaroon flowers are ideal for friends to enjoy during a shopping break, or a decadent pleasure for one!
Throughout Chelsea in Bloom week, Penhaligon’s will be treating customers to a glass of bubbles and complimentary gift with purchase, a flower pin containing a fragrance of the customer’s choice.
Don’t miss the in-store competition for a chance to win a floral bouquet or bottle of scent. The winner will be announced on 30th May – please do ask in-store for further information.
Why not pop into Kiehl’s during Chelsea in Bloom for one of the store’s fabulous floral themed events?
Monday 22 May and Wednesday 24 May: TERRARIUM WORKSHOP
3 – 4.30pm
Get your hands dirty with a Terrarium making workshop, and create your own miniature garden to take home with you.
In collaboration with Grace & Thorn
Tuesday 23 May and Thursday 25 May: HAND TIED BOUQUET WORKSHOP
3 – 4.30pm
Create a hand tied bouquet using seasonal flowers fitting in with the floral theme of Chelsea In Bloom.
in collaboration with Grace & Thorn
Friday 26 May: FLORAL COCKTAIL EVENING
in collaboration with Barts London
Join us for a signature Midnight Discovery floral cocktail evening
Saturday 27 May: Take your very own plant home with you from our display. The first 250 people down with receive a complimentary hand salve 30ml
Join Liz Earle’s Duke of York Square store for a special Chelsea in Bloom workshop led by a professional florist. With a variety of gorgeous flowers and foliage to choose from, you’ll have the opportunity to create your very own unique bouquet to take home.
What’s more, the first 20 customers who spend £50 or more on the day will receive a complimentary floral arrangement courtesy of the in-store team.*
Tickets cost £20, with £15 redeemable against products. Be sure to book quickly – there are limited spaces available for each event.
*Complimentary bouquet available on a first come, first served basis. To qualify, you must spend £50 or more in a single transaction and be one of the first 20 to do so on Saturday 27th May.
Enjoy a special Chelsea in Bloom themed menu at Manicomio, including mouth-watering parma ham with Sicilian melon, rose pannacotta and plenty of other delicious bites.
For cocktails al-fresco, try Manicomio’s limited edition cocktails, available especially for Chelsea in Bloom. These include the Creole Star with orange shrub rum, pomegranate liqueur and fresh apple, and a special cocktail which features rose, artichoke, violet and Cocchi white vermouth.
On Thursday 25th May, from 5 to 7pm, the Monica Vinader Chelsea boutique will hold an exclusive shopping event hosted by Sasha Wilkins of Liberty London Girl. This event will give customers the opportunity to explore the safari-themed display while enjoying canapés, complimentary engraving and 20% off all purchases.
PRESS London will also be on-hand to keep guests suitably refreshed with a cold-pressed cocktail bar, serving a range of delicious juices throughout the day and bespoke cocktails into the evening.
RedValentino will be collaborating with Italian street artist Matteo Giuntini to create a limited edition t-shirt inspired by this year’s Chelsea in Bloom theme. 85 t-shirts will be available to buy in-store from Monday 22 May.
Customers also have the chance to meet Giuntini himself in-store on 25 May over a cocktail from 10am-8pm. You can even have your limited edition t-shirt signed by the artist himself.
Chelsea hot-spot Ritorno London, Cocktail bar and Italian kitchen, will be celebrating with a series of floral themed experiences, including a Botanical Brunch, Floral Jewellery Workshop and elaborate floral display.
In collaboration with award-winning Ricky Paul Flowers, Ritorno will be unveiling a floral installation on their outdoor terrace. Seeking inspiration from Chelsea in Bloom’s Safari theme, florist Ricky Paul has created a spectacular display, featuring a magnificent 3.5 metre giraffe, made of around 3000 flowers including a mixture of carnations, chrysanthemums, succulents, protea, bottlebrush and selection of grasses, to transport guests to an exotic escape in the heart of Chelsea.
Celebrate Chelsea in Bloom with alfresco cocktails, created by Ritorno head barman Paolo Viola with one of Italy’s finest aperitivo wines, Cocchi. Inspired by Italy’s botanical gardens, from Modena’s wild roses to Palermo’s Sicillian Zagara flowers, guests can take a virtual sensory tour of each region’s classic aperitivo cocktails, glass in hand, without leaving Chelsea.
On Wednesday 24th May, Ritorno will be serving an exclusive Botanical Brunch co-hosted by creative workshop specialists The Makery. Flower fans will be able to enjoy an hour-long floral jewellery workshop with the team, in Ritorno’s private dining room followed by a delightful lunch and complimentary Grand Central Italia cocktail.
Tickets to Ritorno’s Botanical Brunch cost £45 per person and includes two courses, cocktail, soft refreshments and one hour workshop. To book please email email@example.com
To celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Chelsea in Bloom, Smythson have launched their new ‘Beauty & The Bees’ collection of notepads.
Celebrating the unsung heroes of the horticultural world, garden insects, each notebook in the collection is decorated with Smythson’s new motif, featuring a whole host of creatures commonly found in the quintessential English country garden.
Sarah Chapman Skinesis has an exclusive safari competition in partnership with ZSL London Zoo. Win your own London Safari experience with a night’s stay for four at the Gir Lion Lodge at the Zoo!
Sleeping within roaring distance of the pride of majestic Asiatic lions, guests will be treated to an evening meal and breakfast, as well as an exclusive evening and morning tour of the Zoo.
To enter the competition please speak to a Sarah Chapman Safari Ranger or visit in-store for more information.