The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 kicks off in just two days (21st May) but the floral installations are already blooming all throughout London, so today I wanted to share my tips on where to go to see the most spectacular displays, and if like me your instagram is a floral overload, how to get the best snaps! (Throwback to my Spring Lookbook last year which we filmed during #ChelseaInBloom – on of my favourites ever!)
The Duchess of Cambridge this year co-designed the RHS Back To Nature garden, revealed yesterday, with the aim of celebrating the countryside and encouraging families and communities to rediscover nature, and feel the physical and mental health benefits that it has to offer. The Under The Sea theme of this years Chelsea In Bloom is set to be the most regal and spectacular yet. I predict a lot of chat about ocean plastic too, and am so happy that such an important topic will hopefully be getting even more attention.
Chelsea In Bloom; the official organisation have created a tour and map to help you discover the best spots, and this year you can even get a Rickshaw ride around all the best attractions, I’ve booked in for a ride tomorrow! The main displays are usually around Sloane Square, but a stroll around Cadogan Gardens, Pavilion Road and down Kings Road will lead you to all the best sights.
Last year my favourites included The Ivy Chelsea Garden (which is already blooming, and is the location for the photos in today’s blog post!) as well as Rag & Bone who created a larger than life floral arch way outside their store, Club Monaco (my favourite store on Sloane Square!) and their wild floral garden, as well as the archways and structures on Pavilion Road.
Another instal-famous spot is Annabels, who cover the entire front of their epic members club building in florals, and this year instagrammers are lining to get ‘the shot’ so you have to get there early if you want to miss the crowds and the traffic!
Covent Garden often create beautiful floral structures in the main square too, so definitely worth a visit if you’re in town for the flower show, and closer to Chelsea don’t forget to visit Peggy Porschen, Dominique Ansel’s bakery, and all the beautiful floral fronted stores on Elizabeth Street; just a few minutes walk from Sloane Square.