Gardening

The Chelsea Flower Show

The much anticipated RHS Chelsea Flower Show has begun!

It’s that time of year when people from all over the world visit the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London to see the garden displays and produce created by hard-working horticulturalists. We’re passionate about beautiful blooms and plants, and they’ll be at the show in abundance!

One to look out for - L’Occitane’s show garden: A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse. We really love this fascinating garden, designed to highlight the history of the perfume industry in Grasse, on the French Riviera, known as the world’s perfume capital since the 17th century.

This aromatic garden has been designed to reflect the region’s history, emulating the Provencal hillsides with iris, bergamot, lavender and thyme, with fig and rosemary hedges. Gorgeous!

Did you know?

At Zoflora we use a globally renowned fragrance house, International Fragrance and Flavours (IFF), who supply fragrances for some of the best known colognes and perfume brands. And we, too, have fragrances that mirror the combinations featuring in L’Occitane’s aromatic garden. Zoflora’s Lavender combines a very natural lavender scent with smooth aromatic notes, entwined with a hint of fresh mint and rosemary, whilst Zoflora Linen Fresh is a crisp, refreshing blend that captures the outdoor freshness of light breezes over clean linen, and brings it into your home. Click here to view our full product range.

Lots to see…

As well as inspiring show gardens, the event is the perfect place to pick up hints and tips and learn about emerging trends in gardening. Who will be your ‘Best on Show’ this year?

Not green fingered?

There will be plenty of food and drink to sample if you are lucky enough to attend the event. During the 2014 show, 13,880 sandwiches, bloomers and baguettes, 27,019 cakes, pastries and cookies and 9,434 glasses of champagne were served! Plus, there is always the chance to do a bit of celeb spotting! From actors to royalty, many famous faces attend the event.

Don’t worry if you haven’t got a ticket; the BBC will show extensive coverage of the event. Enjoy!

Content references: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/2015/articles/show-gardens-2015

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/plan-your-visit/food-and-drink 

Posted by (21/05/2015)