Chelsea in Bloom takes on Jubilee theme

The seventh Chelsea in Bloom floral art show will celebrate 60 years of the Queen's reign with flower displays in the windows of the borough's shops in May.

Chelsea in Bloom takes on Jubilee theme
Chelsea in Bloom takes on Jubilee theme

Retailers will compete to create the most imaginative design of fresh flowers and plants from 21 – 26 May, acting as a "gateway" to the Chelsea Flower Show at the same time.

Shop windows must be inspired by The Diamond Jubilee and English eccentricity. Previous winners have created life-size tree installations and two-storey structures.

Sloane Square will be transformed into a grassy picnic area with benches and entertainment from buskers, and free rickshaw tours will be on offer from the Chelsea in Bloom information point in Duke of York Square.

Royal Horticultural Society Judges will judge the retailers’ displays on creativity, flair, use of fresh flowers and their take on the Jubilee theme. The winner will be crowned at a ceremony on 22 May at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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