Belgravia in Bloom, London's free flower festival in partnership with the London Wildlife Trust, has released a first-look at some of this year's beautiful floral installations.
The neighbourhood's annual flower festival is now officially open, running until 29th May. This year's theme, Into The Wild, celebrates all things great and small, inspiring Londoners to connect with nature. The displays this year also honour the Coronation and King Charles III’s love of conservation and environmentalism, with subtle nods to the 'Kings' and 'Queens' of the jungle.
In partnership with London Wildlife Trust, who are working with Belgravia in Bloom to utilise biodiversity-boosting flowers for the 2023 festival, visitors can enjoy pop-ups, events and experiences such as the London Wildlife Trust’s hedgehog van in Eccleston Yards where festival-goers can make their own ‘seed bombs’ to support biodiversity in their own gardens.
Local shops and restaurants – including Biscuiteers, Peggy Porschen and Bayley & Sage – will also get into the festival spirit, coming together to host floral-themed events and transform their food and drink menus in line with this year's theme.
And, of course, the floral displays are the main event. From Neill Strain’s family of peacocks on Motcomb Street, to Moyses Stevens' playful floral jeep and Judith Blacklock’s tunnel of orchids, here are some of the awe-inspiring installations you'll see at Belgravia in Bloom 2023. (Belind Jiao)