Chelsea Flower Present is on this week, and with it comes two improbable (free!) flower festivals in west London. Chelsea in Bloom and Belgravia in Bloom each launched on 22 Might and run all week. We had a wander round each to see what all of the bloomin’ fuss is about.
Chelsea in Bloom 2023
Spanning the size of Sloane Avenue right down to Sloane Sq., then proper the best way alongside King’s Street, with an epicentre in Duke of York Sq. (and some sculptures down aspect streets too),Chelsea in Bloom is a moderately unfold out affair. If you happen to’re quick on time (or vitality),head for Sloane Sq. and Duke of York Sq., as that is the place the primary reveals are.
A phrase of warning when you’re heading down Sloane Avenue — there’s at the moment a mass of roadworks down right here, that means it is lighter on visitors than ordinary (hurrah!) however you would possibly end up fenced in behind non permanent pavement obstacles, capable of see reveals on the alternative aspect of the street however frustratingly unable to succeed in them.
The theme this yr is Flowers on Movie: look out for recreations of film characters and scenes, in addition to a large BAFTA statue and Oscars masks… and loads of outsized tubs of popcorn.
Chelsea in Bloom 2023 runs 22-27 Might.
Belgravia in Bloom 2023
Belgravia in Bloom is extra compact than Chelsea in Bloom, going down throughout Eccleston Yards, Eccleston Avenue, Ebury Avenue, Elizabeth Avenue and — barely extra out of the best way — West Halkin Avenue and Motcomb Avenue. These final two are price trekking to when you’re bought the time — Neill Pressure florist is a spotlight yearly, and this yr’s sealife-themed set up would not disappoint. Brief on time? Eccleston Yards is dwelling to some reveals in a single place. There is a wild animals theme for 2023.
Belgravia in Bloom 2023 runs 22-29 Might.
Each festivals are free to go to.
Source : https://londonist.com/london/free-and-cheap/belgravia-chelsea-in-bloom-2023-photos