Is anyone else in shock mode that we are in the sixth month of the year? Yes – half way through! We all know that time flies by when you’re busy, but every time I blink it seems another month has whizzed by. As a result my infrequency of blogging seems to have been hit – but that’s all about to change just watch this space.
Moving swiftly on, I’m going to share this blooming huge post with you. Hopefully it’ll brighten up your mood – especially the Londoners out there who have been dripping in their fair share of showers as of late.
So ping that kettle on, pull up a comfy chair and get ready to scroll your way through some seriously stunning floral displays.
Rewind a couple of weeks to the days when we were graced with sunny rays, donned summer dresses and headed out to Chelsea to visit the iconic Chelsea Flower Show.
Starting the day off with a stop off at Pimlico Road, all the interior showrooms participate in the flower festivities and have some incredible arrangements decorating their entrances and climbing up their windows.
The girls and I wondered along the street admiring the enchanting flowers and the charming feel Pimlico Road has, weirdly despite being nestled in the bustle of Chelsea’s neighbourhood it has such a village vibe.
Before we explored the show in great depth we headed for some fuel at No.11 Pimlico Road, which was like hopping into an interior designers dream – or anyone with decent taste will appreciate quite frankly!
If you’re into long drawn out lunches then this is just your spot.
You step through into a bright space, skipping through monochrome hexagon tiles that’ll lead you through to seating on a squishy upholstered booths or Scandi meets industrial chairs.
Whatever your seat, relax unwind and order a bottle of bubbles – as that’s the recipe to any long lunch.
After all, the curved bar takes centre stage almost forcing you to make use of it’s functions not just admiring it’s beauty.
If you’re the type of girl/guy that gets excited when bread arrives at the table you’re gonna be gleaming when you slice up this thick crusty WARM bread that happily lets butter drip all over it. Moments like this you can’t help to toast your glasses and enjoy the rarity of sunny weekdays spent living like ladies of leisure.
I suggest ordering a few sharing bits and then opt for a beastly burger.
We couldn’t decide what we fancied, so we got a few burgers and some gnocchi to try. All options ticked the hunger boxes.
After lunching, a quick stop to the ladies (also a cool industrial treat) and trying not to fall down the steep spiralled staircase, we skipped on down the road to the Royal Hospital.
Passing some fantastic florals en route of course.
A day out to Chelsea Flower Show is any green fingered person’s dream, the audience is varied with those that are keen landscapers and others that just enjoy the prettiness they are surrounded in.
Those like myself that appreciate the efforts that go into the show displays and get excited about sharing snaps for social media addicts on Instagram.
People stroll around exploring the gardens, gobbling ice creams and gulping the first summery sips of Pimms.
Enough of my rambles, I’ll let you explore this year’s showstoppers in peace…
Vestra Wealth’s Garden of Mindful Living – awarded gold medal.
The LG Smart Garden – awarded Silver Gilt Medal.
The St John’s Hospice – A Modern Apothecary, awarded Silver Gilt Medal.
The Chelsea Barracks Garden – awarded Gold Medal.
The Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital – awarded Gold Medal.
The World Vision Garden – awarded Silver Gilt Medal.
The Imperial Garden – Revive, awarded Silver Medal.
The AkzoNobel Honeysuckle Blue(s) Garden – awarded Silver Gilt medal.
Husqvarna Presents Support, The Husqvarna Garden – awarded Silver Gilt Medal.
The Modern Slavery Garden – awarded Gold Medal & Best Fresh Garden.
The Harrods British Eccentric Garden – awarded Silver Gilt Medal.
God’s Own County – A Garden for Yorkshire – awarded Silver Medal and Best Show Garden.
Cloudy Bay Garden – awarded Silver Gilt Medal.
RHS Greening Grey Britain for Health, Happiness and Horticulture.
L’Occitane Garden – awarded Gold Medal.
Royal Bank of Canada Garden – awarded Silver Gilt Medal.
The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden – awarded Silver Gilt Medal. My dream garden [insert heart eye emoji.]
The Telegraph Garden – awarded Gold Medal & Best Show Garden.
The Brewin Dophin Garden – Forever Freefolk, awarded Silver Medal.
Gorgeous rows upon rows of daffodils, I really don’t think they get enough credit.
I’m daydreaming about The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden, the copper against the wild green blooms is simply stunning. Fingers crossed for less rain and days spent hanging with friends & family in the garden. Summer is on it’s way at last..!
So what garden are you daydreaming about relaxing in this summer?