Chelsea in Bloom – the results are in!
You may have heard the news but Chelsea in Bloom was a floral spectacle, with 2018 being the biggest year yet! This year saw 65 shops, restaurants and bars compete for the coveted prizes and the judges debated and eventually came to their decision for the four main awards.
Best Floral Display
The top award went to Monica Vinader with their psychedelic display transporting the people of Chelsea back to an era of peace and love.
High Commended & People’s Champion
This year new kid on the block, Harry’s Dolce Vita, won not just one but two prizes. Inspired by Venice, and its romantic connotations, Harry’s Dolce Vita produced a gondola (that you could even get into!) amidst a beautiful sea of blue flowers with a rainbow heart backdrop.
This crown went to luxury ladies sportswear brand, Lucas Hugh. Their clever concept was inspired by the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream concert in 1967. Pink Floyd headlined, playing into the early hours with their then unreleased album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn. It was this albums artwork that inspired their creativity and combined with their use of Strelizzias, representing joyfulness and paradise, judges saw a physical representation of ‘The Summer of Love’.
To find out more about other participants displays, visit the Chelsea in Bloom website here.