May gardens are full of English roses right now signalling the start of the Chelsea flower show. It`s alive and blooming until the 29th May and I`ve been lucky enough to view the stunning Laurent Perrier garden by award winning designer Tom Stuart Smith.
He`s teamed up with architect Jamie Fobert to create an elegant and sophisticated space, which perfectly suits a summery Champagne soiree. Jamie `s stunning bronze pavilion is composed of folded copper sheets that overlook Tom`s woodland flora. The show garden is a vision of modern sophistication and well worth a visit; in fact it`s just been awarded a gold medal!
This is the sixth year Tom has worked with Laurent Perrier and I met him at a `Floral Tea` to celebrate the brands collaboration with the Dorchester. Champagne was served in pretty cherry blossom glassware alongside a selection of freshly cut sandwiches, warmed scones and delicious pastries. Combining the Chelsea flower show with a Dorchester is a match made in heaven- possibly the most English way to celebrate summer- aside from the chilled glass of Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose which adds a little Parisian glamour to the whole affair. We dined on strawberries covered in vanilla, nibbled on handmade edible petals, tasted a raspberry& rose mousse and sampled a violet infuse chocolate desert – it was fabulous! Talk soon turned from pruning to eating and I`d highly recommend you book immediately!
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