Chelsea in Bloom

One of the highlights of the Chelsea year is the Chelsea Flower Show.  Chelsea in Bloom really brings an already vibrant area to life.  Here is Zveszdana from Chelsea library talking about her love of the show and sharing some of her wonderful collection of photographs from previous years.

The highlight of working in Chelsea must be Chelsea in Bloom held in May each year.  Taking part in this prestigious annual floral art show, which transforms the streets of Chelsea every year, is the best way to celebrate the start of summer. It is so exciting to wonder around Sloane Street, Sloane Square, Pavilion Road and King’s Road and observe Chelsea’s restaurants, shops and hotels embellishing themselves with creative floral designs. The riot of ideas, flowers, colours, textures, smells is breath-taking, budding with originality.


I was looking forward to seeing what the talented designers had prepared for this year. Considering the theme, ‘Extraordinary Voyages’, inspired by ‘Around the world in 80 days’. It evokes a spirit of optimism, adventure and a reminder of the golden age of travel. I can just imagine how spectacular this would have been. The great news is that we can still enjoy the flower show virtually so that we can stay at a safe distance but still enjoy the show.  This year it will run from 18th to 23rd May, click here to join in and keep an eye on our social media channels for some fun Chelsea in Bloom crafts.

We have a wide range of online books and magazines about plants, flowers and gardening.  Just click here.  Its completely free, you just need your membership number.  Not a member?  Joining is very easy, just click here.

Zvezdana, Chelsea Library



Chelsea in Bloom

crownAre you looking forward to doing something uplifting, something that puts smile on your face – effortlessly?

Have you seen flower displays around Chelsea?
There is no better way to celebrate the start of summer than visiting Chelsea in Bloom.
Download the map and vote for your favourite display!

Whether you want to take selfie with Frida Kahlo, peep through the gorgeous ‘diamond’ ring, giggle with the funny skeletons, admire a bus made of carnations, floral flags, regal swans or just smile and sigh while gazing at roses, camellias, lilies, freesia, sweet peas, chrysanthemums, gerbera  … you will enjoy your stroll.
The flower displays are so inspirational, cheeky, lavish, splendid … Pure pleasure!

Just one thing, if I can recommend, wherever you start your tour, quickly pop to  Chelsea Library and grab a book – Jessie Burton’s “The Muse” or one of Elly Griffiths’ crime novels. So, when you decide to sit and pause the leisurely walk, you have your book with you.

For more information, please visit the Chelsea in Bloom website.