Inside 2019’s BELGRAVIA FLOWER SHOW

Belgravia Flower Show 2019 has this week announced the launch of The Botanist Garden at Boisdale of Belgravia on Monday 20th May and sponsored by The Botanist Islay Dry Gin to be officially opened by televison and media personality Georgia Toffolo.

Since 1913 every May London has celebrated the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. In recent years, coinciding with the nearby Chelsea Flower Show, Belgravia in Bloom also takes place in shops, bars and restaurants around Belgravia and this year the Scottish restaurant Boisdale will be hosting its own flower spectacular expertly staged by notable florist Lucy Vail, best known for her bold use of colour and theatrical floral ceilings.

The Botanist Garden will be a celebration of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin and Boisdale of Belgravia’s Scottish heritage portrayed through a brand new foraged gin cocktail menu and the restaurant’s floral installation of natural foliage and florals inspired by the 22 hand foraged botanicals from the Isle of Islay, the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides islands and home of The Botanist.

Wild Highland foliage, fragrant florals, blooms and roses will adorn The Botanist Garden to create a botanical masterclass and fill the restaurant with fresh spring scents, whilst guests enjoy a selection of perfectly served foraged gin cocktails devised in collaboration with The Botanist throughout the months of May and June alongside the finest British produce.

The Botanist Garden will see excitement levels peak during the week of the Chelsea Flower Show with national press, the Boisdale friends and community of writers, thespians, rock stars and business leaders enjoying foraged gin cocktails and Scottish canapes to the sounds of live jazz, courtesy of a trio of London’s finest musicians at the launch party on Monday 20th May.

Stephen Busby, Boisdale of Belgravia’s GM comments, “Flowers genuinely create happiness. In every culture, in every country, and in every generation, they have always lifted our mood, so I’m thrilled to be hosting the Belgravia Flower Show in my restaurant. When it comes to enjoying life in London it doesn’t get much better than decadent interiors filled with flowers, excellent food, superb drinks (being British gin is my particular favourite!) and great live music for which we are famous.”

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