The Chelsea Flower show takes place in London every year, showcasing beautiful gardens. To coincide with the event, businesses in the borough of Chelsea and Kensington hold an alternative floral art show called Chelsea in Bloom. Shopfronts are decorated with pretty displays and this year’s theme was the ‘British Icons’, to celebrate all things British and the Platinum Jubilee. My sister and I went to have a look at what creative designs would be on display.
There were so many displays but here are some I liked the best. Some displays were truly creative, like this Spitfire one, and other’s really detailed like the emblem with the horse and lion.
I really liked the display outside the Royal mail, Postmen on ladders and a collection of the iconic red postboxes. And the biscuit Buckingham Palace was artistic.
One of my favourites was this Queen’s head outline in different colours, I thought it was simple but really pretty.
I thought the bus was iconic too, and I really liked this floral tunnel with top hats, pocket watches, teacups and cards. It was super busy so only managed to get a couple of photos.
These cakes on a giant cake stand was another of my favourites, I thought it was really creative and very British.
Here are some more icons, The Beatles and Elton John, and representing fashion, Vivian Westwood. I thought the upside down table, chairs and cakes was cool.
I really liked the giant 50p coin, simple and fun. Paddington bear made of flowers was lovely too.
Another of my favourites was the Mini Cooper on show. It was quite a big display with flower hearts surrounding it.
These are only some of the displays we saw, there were many more with floral archways and window displays. It was really nice to go and see these imaginative displays, especially after it was cancelled for the last couple of years. The winners have been announced on the website.
Some very creative use of flowers there, for sure! My neighbors are big Mini Cooper fans; I’ll save your picture to show them.
I thought some displays were great, I love mini coopers too 🙂
My neighbors loved the picture. They just had their annual club party here yesterday. 60 of them parked on our street! r
Wow, 60 mini coopers! I bet that was a sight. Glad your neighbours liked the pic 🙂
Took up the whole road — all the neighbors were out pointing and giggling. They’re not so popular here; I can go weeks without seeing one, so it was almost like every owner within 50 miles was here.
Beautiful, colourful, ingenious. Thank you for sharing!
Glad you enjoyed them, and I agree, some great ideas
Gorgeous photos, thanks so much for sharing your experience at the flower show. I particularly like the red letterbox displays, very iconic!
Glad you enjoyed the photos 🙂 I liked the letter boxes too