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Chelsea In Bloom 2017: ‘Floral Safari’

Chelsea in Bloom 2017: Floral Safari

Things are about to get wild on Sloane Street as Chelsea In Bloom returns for its 12th year, bringing the legendary RHS Chelsea Flower Show out into the streets of Chelsea and transforming the neighbourhood into a celebration of floral art with this year’s theme, ‘Floral Safari’.

Taking their inspiration from the vast savannahs, incredible wildlife and verdant jungles of Africa, a record 51 retailers on and around Sloane Street will be competing for the prize this year by transforming their storefronts into a cacophony of floral installations, which will be judged by a panel from the Royal Horticultural Society based on their creative interpretation of the theme, as well as their style, flair, relevance to brand and use of fresh flowers.

Start your journey at the Information Point at Sloane Square,by the life-sized floral elephant, where you can pick up a free activity map or book a complimentary rickshaw ride, then venture out to see what the likes of Jimmy Choo, Red Valentino, Boutique 1 and more have created – expect lots of envy-inducing Instagram moments during your explorations.

There will also be a range of in-store events, exclusive products and offers throughout the Chelsea in Bloom week including, florally inspired menus and cocktails from Gallery Mess, The Botanist and more; ‘Floral Safari’ themed products across a wide range of stores including Club Monaco, Escada, Natoora, The White Company and limited edition artist-designed T-shirts at RedValentino; andSarah Chapman has created exclusive pampering safari-inspired treatments and ‘express’ services, including the ‘Rhino Rhytide’, the ‘Watering Hole’ and the ‘Mud Bath’.

Kate Spade's flamingos, Chelsea In Bloom 2016
Kate Spade's flamingos, Chelsea In Bloom 2016

Last year, with a ‘Carnival’ theme to mark the Rio Olympics, the bar was set to an all new high standard, with Kate Spade installing two giant pink flower flamingos to stand sentry outside the store, and a life-size moss elephant emerged from the window at The White Company, so when the winners are announced on May 23, the judges will have their work cut out for them.You can have your say in the proceedings by voting in The People’s Champion Award, which will be decided via a public vote on www.chelseainbloom.co.uk.

Voting will go live on Tuesday 23rd May and close at midnight on Thursday 25th, so be primed and ready to click! The winner will be announced on Friday 26th May.For more information, please visit www.chelseainbloom.co.uk and see below for a full list of participating retailers.

The White Company's moss elephant, Chelsea In Bloom 2016

11 Cadogan Gardens

Annoushka

Artisan Du Chocolat

Boutique 1

Brora

Brunello Cucinelli

Cassandra Goad

Cheval Residences

Club Monaco

Cosmetics A La Carte

Dubarry

Emma Hope

Ermanno Scervino

Escada

Giorgio Armani

Hackett

Hamptons

Heidi Klein

High Mood Food

Hobbs

Hugo Boss

Jimmy Choo

Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Kiehl’s

Kiki McDonough

Monica Vinader

Moyses Stevens

N.Peal

Natoora

Nyumba

Oliver Peoples

Paule Ka

Peter Jones

Pickett

Poetry

Rag & Bone

Raw Press

RedValentino

Rigby & Peller

Sarah Chapman

Sloane Square hotel

Smythson

T.ba

Tateossian

The Sloane Club

The White Company

TM Lewin

Tom Davies

Trilogy

Whistles

Yves Delorme