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April 28, 2013

Chelsea Garden Show Afternoon Tea's

This year is the centenary celebration of the Chelsea Garden Show, which has been held every year since 1913 except during the two World Wars.  The show attracts Royalty, Celebrities and gardeners alike who visit to take in the beautiful displays.

Chelsea Garden Show is the most prestigious Garden Show in the RHS social calendar and the tickets have now sold out (and I missed out!).  However don’t be disappointed, many of London’s beautiful hotels are celebrating the centenary by providing Chelsea Flower Show themed Afternoon Teas.

I visited a few years ago and the displays were simply gorgeous as you can see from the below photos.

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The Athenaeum

The Evergreen Afternoon Tea served by The Athenaeum is served all year round and it includes the traditional selection of finger sandwiches, scones, toasted crumpets and a beautiful selection of cakes and pastries which include bird cookies and fairy cakes with sugar flowers.   Between 18th May to the 9th June The Athenaeum will be taking part in the Chelsea Fringe Festival where they will be holding an evening to discuss the living wall which is maintained by the hotel.

Evergreen Chelsea Garden Show Afternoon Tea The Athenaeum London duo

The Evergreen Afternoon Tea costs £29.50 or £36.50 with Rose Petal Champagne

The Landmark

The Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea is served in the exquisite Winter Garden which is like a beautiful green house with palm trees in the atrium – this has to be one of the best Afternoon Tea settings you can get in London.  The Afternoon Tea is floral infused with a Jasmine Cheesecake, Mango Truffle, Lavender and Strawberry Tiramisu and Lychee and Rose Macaroon.

The Landmark Chelsea Garden Show Afternoon Tea duo

The Chelsea Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea is £45.00 pp and includes Elderflower Champagne.

One Aldwych

To celebrate the season, One Aldwych have launched a new floral Afternoon Tea which includes a creamy vanilla panna cotta with violet leaves, white and dark chocolate marquise with orange blossom jelly and jasmine smoked salmon on a bridge roll to name a few of the delightful treats. The Floral Martini menu looks heavenly with a selection including Rose Petal, Sweet Lavender and Exotic Blossom.

One Aldwych Chelsea Garden Show Afternoon Tea duo

The Floral Afternoon Tea costs £26.50 per person or £36.50 per person with a glass of Louis Roederer Champagne or a Floral Martini

The Park Lane Hotel

This has to be the cutest Chelsea Flower Show inspired Afternoon Tea out there and it’s all because of the humble garden gnome!  The Royal Horticultural Society has finally lifted the long term ban on the gnome appearing at the Chelsea Flower Show hence the hotel’s Pastry Chef, Sarah Hartnett has created a cute eatable garden gnome to celebrate the decision along with eatable honey bees and ladybirds.  This Afternoon Tea makes me smile!

the park lane chelsea flower show afternoon tea

The Flowering Afternoon Tea costs £45 pp and includes a Wild Blossom Champagne Cocktail.

Intercontinental Westminster

Edible chocolate butterflies, violet eclairs, mini mousse chocolate lollipops and free flowing Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne makes this gorgeous Chelsea inspired Afternoon Tea one not to be missed in London for the Chelsea season.  Plants and Flowers from the Laurent Perrier Bicentenary Garden feature in Emmeline’s where the Tea is served offering a total Chelsea Garden Show experience.Intercontinental westminster chelsea afternoon tea london v1








The floral afternoon tea costs £45 pp with free pouring Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne available from the 17th May – 2nd June.


Thank you to the hotel’s above for letting me use their photos

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