Summer in London is such a glorious time. When the streets are lined with blossoming trees and all the flowers in parks and gardens are showing off their summer colours. No where celebrates this season more than the Chelsea Flower Show. Over the last few years, Chelsea has celebrated the show with their own tribute, Chelsea in Bloom.
The streets around Chelsea are transformed with glorious floral creations by competing shops, restaurants and hotels.
This year’s theme is the “Summer of Love” in celebration of the Royal Wedding. You can see the Chelsea In Bloom floral creations until 26 May. To participate, you can vote for the People’s favourite here.
The best way to see all the floral creations is to walk from Sloane Street, don’t miss the Haight Ashbury road sign,a tribute to the home of the hippie movement in San Francisco. Stroll on down to Sloane Square to see the floral heart. On the corner, you can’t miss the Rag and Bone shop which is covered in a riot of colourful blooms and the floral arch that is much photographed.
Take a selfie with the Love installation, buy a flower for Prince Harry’s Sentebale charity.
Then walk on down towards Duke of York Square. Along the way, you will see Club Monacco’s wild planting, Kiehl’s floral skeletons and a few others.
The big floral heart in Duke of York’s Square has a post box in the middle where you can send message to Harry and Megan.
You can then follow the map down Kings Road and walk back via Pavillion Road. Here you will see the unmissable giant engagement ring and the VW camper van at Moyses Stevens.
All along the Chelsea in Bloom route, volunteers are handing out maps that you can use to find more installations. This is such a fun idea and it really does make it a very beautiful week.
Which is your favourite?