It’s a dream of mine to one day have a lovely little garden in the middle of London. For now, I’ll have to settle for my little patio with a handful of potted plants. But a girl can dream, and there is no better place for inspiration then the Chelsea Flower Show.
The Flower Show starts Tuesday, and we sure hope you got your tickets, because this fabulous event is now sold out. So here are some tips from American Girl for those of you who took her advice and got your tickets early!
There are a ton of foods stands serving everything from fish and chips to sandwiches, and as with any other summer event in London, there won’t be a lack of Pimms, but American Girl recommends the Seafood and Champagne Restaurant. Arrive at the show early, and head straight there and put your name down. Take a wander and when you’re ready to eat head back- you’ll be able to relax in a cool (and dry!) indoor venue and not have to fight for a place on the grass. If you’d rather picnic, claim your spot early, as the lawns fill up, especially on the Saturday.
If you haven’t already checked your ticket yet- make sure you are aware that this is not an event for your little American Girl or Boy. Children under five are not allowed, but you’ll be grateful when you get there that prams are not allowed.
Finally, it’s a very special year for the Flower Show, one of American Girls dearest friends is planning their Chelsea debut! If you haven’t seen or heard of Ethel Gloves yet, you absolutely MUST stop by their booth (Booth Cross, Way 4). These are the most beautiful gardening gloves that have ever been created, oh yeah and they are extremely functional too! I use mine, not only for my little potted plants, but for other chores around the flat.
Have some tips from your Chelsea Flower Show Experience? Let American Girl know!
Enjoy the show!