This is the 11th year of “Chelsea in Bloom” – it means that if you walk around the shops near Sloane Square, you will see a lot of amazing floral displays!
We went to check them out – like we did last year.
This year’s theme is “Carnival” – inspired by the Rio de Janeiro Carnival.
We took a little walk to the shops around Sloane Square on Monday morning – while some of them were still getting their decorations ready.
We started at Symons Street and this was Kiki McDonough’s entrance to their storeAnd turned into Pavilion Road and almost all the stores there had some themed displaysThis is the entrance to Cosmetics a la Carte They even served little Victoria sponge cakes. Mummy ate one while I watched her eat it in one mouthful – and wondered for a while why she never shared it. Very disappointed.Look at this in many shades of green at Moyses Stevens.
Oops! Sarah Chapman’s display wasn’t quite finished but it looks like it is going to be amazing already. Sometimes the displays were in the store windows …(Window at T.BA)Can you see me in there at Heidi Klein’s window?And of course at Tiffany’s it’s always what’s in the windows.
We walked towards Sloane Street and saw more parrots at Smythson’s. And a very dramatic framed entrance … And more parrots inside Next door at Hackett – Birds of Paradise framed their entrance At Rag & Bone New York, an all green affair But more colours at The Sloane Square HotelThere were quite a few others but time was running out and we had to get home as Jaffa and George were coming back from their walk. But we quickly stopped by at the Duke of York Square – there were a few participants there.
And there was the very large colourful parrot – made up of flowers of course at the Duke of York Square.
But throughout the area, there were little gestures. We rather liked this at Trotter’s Children’s Wear As we walked home along King’s Road, we came across a wall of flowers at The Ivy Chelsea Garden! Dogs are not welcomed inside so we sat outside for our photo op – with mummy’s latest SeeConcept sunglasses! 🙂May’s comment: This is the 11th year for Chelsea in Bloom – the alternative floral art show produced by the Cadogan Estate in association with the Royal Horticultural Society. Some of the shop fronts in the area features breathtaking floral displays – from 23rd to 28th May.
For more information go to Sloane Square – they have maps and tours – Walking tours or rickshaw tours are available – and amazingly the weather forecasts promises to be nice – it always seems to rain during Chelsea Flower Show week.Well, that’s not true. The one year I was there, it was so hot, they had to water the plants excessively to keep them form wilting!