Chelsea in Bloom 2018

Chelsea in Bloom 2018 - Summer of Love, Chelsea London | Karoliina Kazi

I only returned from Spain yesterday but couldn’t wait to run over to Chelsea where the summer festivities have begun and the streets have been transformed with wonderful floral displays. There really is no better way to celebrate the start of the season than visiting Chelsea in Bloom, Chelsea’s prestigious annual floral art show. And this year, there seems to be a lot of love in the air following the Royal Wedding last weekend. 

Chelsea in Bloom 2018 - Summer of Love, Chelsea London | Karoliina Kazi

Chelsea in Bloom takes place at the same time as Chelsea Flower Show, but it’s free and open to everyone. The Cadogan and Royal Horticultural Society team up with local restaurants, shops and hotels to create breathtaking floral displays and compete to be the best in the show. The displays are judged and awarded by an expert panel along with the People’s Champion Award.

This year’s theme is ‘Summer of Love’, inspired by the Royal Wedding and the 60’s/70’s cultural revolution – from the Palace to the King’s Road! Last year’s theme Floral Safari was absolutely stunning so I really had high expectations. 

Chelsea in Bloom 2018 - Summer of Love, Chelsea London | Karoliina Kazi

Crab drink and collect your map from Sloane Square, or take a complimentary rickshaw ride around the area to catch a glimpse of some of the floral displays spilling to streets of Chelsea.

Or allow me to show you around…

Chelsea in Bloom 2018 - Summer of Love, Chelsea London | Karoliina KaziChelsea in Bloom 2018 - Summer of Love, Chelsea London | Karoliina KaziChelsea in Bloom 2018 - Summer of Love, Chelsea London | Karoliina Kazi

Chelsea in Bloom 2018 - Summer of Love, Chelsea London | Karoliina Kazi

Chelsea in Bloom 2018 - Summer of Love, Chelsea London | Karoliina Kazi

I must say that the streets really were surrounded by love: everyone walking around Chelsea was smiling. The celebration of the Royal Wedding is still lingering in the air and where better to celebrate the funky 60’s vibes than King’s Road where the cultural revolution took place after 1967. And quite simply, flowers make people happy.

Chelsea in Bloom 2018 - Summer of Love, Chelsea London | Karoliina Kazi

A tribute to the royal couple 💗

Chelsea in Bloom 2018 - Summer of Love, Chelsea London | Karoliina Kazi

Chelsea in Bloom 2018 - Summer of Love, Chelsea London | Karoliina Kazi

To see all the participant’s entries visit Chelsea in Bloom and vote for your favourite display. Voting will close at midnight on Thursday 24 and the winner will be announced on Friday, May 25th.

Chelsea in Bloom 2018 - Summer of Love, Chelsea London | Karoliina Kazi

Which display was your favourite, tell me in the comments!

Peace & love!

CHELSEA IN BLOOM 2018: SUMMER OF LOVE

21 – 26 May 2018 |  Sloane Square, Chelsea  |  website

14 Comments

    • 24th May 2018 / 3:44 pm

      Glad you liked it, it really is an amazing event!

  1. Jasmin N
    24th May 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Everything looks so amazing😍 I think this is one of those things I need to experience at least once in my lifetime, even though I’ll be 100% sneezing my nose off 😅

  2. helenevlacho
    25th May 2018 / 9:19 am

    This is so beautiful and magical! I loved every flower and shop but If I had to choose, I would have chosen the Nars! I am a beauty addict after all!
    Helene // Beautiful Is My Attire

  3. 25th May 2018 / 12:42 pm

    The flowers were the highlight in the decor they used it so effectively and amazingly. I could look at them forever.

  4. 25th May 2018 / 4:02 pm

    WOW!!! My jaw dropped looking through these photos…I can’t imagine seeing them in person. How stunning it must all be! I can’t choose a favorite but the engagement ring seemed a fitting addition for the royal wedding. <3

    • 25th May 2018 / 7:24 pm

      I know – and the H & M bus 🙂 I love this event and visit every year – it’s just incredible how they come up with these clever designs and it’s all made with fresh flowers 🌷

  5. 31st May 2018 / 2:01 pm

    I’ve never been to Chelsea but if I’ll go I’ll definitely visit it during this time of the year! All these flower decorations look so beautiful and stunning, I love all the colors an the different types of flowers.

    • 31st May 2018 / 5:02 pm

      Good idea! I definitely recommend visiting London at this time – there are so many events all around the city as well 🙂

  6. 31st May 2018 / 2:37 pm

    Girl your photography is always on point but this is just stunning. I can’t think of anything prettier than a whole neighborhood covered in flowers. Magical!
    Katja
    http://www.katnapped.com

    • 31st May 2018 / 5:00 pm

      Thank you Katja 😘 Chelsea is so, so pretty at this time of the year 🌸

    • 4th June 2018 / 7:07 am

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Have a lovely beginning of the week Ivana 💗

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