To celebrate the launch of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel is giving its afternoon tea a floral makeover.
From May 13 to June 30, you’ll be able to scoff your face with botanical-inspired pastries and cakes served on edible chocolate soil. Savouries will be suitably fancy, too — with the likes of gin and tonic smoked salmon and cream cheese on flower-shaped dark rye. There’ll even be carefully selected teas from Whittard of Chelsea.
The tea will be served inside the hotel’s gorgeous orangery, Botanica, which is filled with plants and flooded with natural light. The perfect setting for wiling away the hours with tea and cake.
Guests can choose to pair their afternoon tea with the exclusive ‘Flora’ cocktail, created to coincide with the world-renowned gardening show. It’s a delightful mix of gin, prosecco and Aperol Spritz combined with an in-house blend of barrel-rested Chelsea Flower and Bergamot tea.
On May 23, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel will be hosting a special one-off talk by modern plant hunter, horticulturalist and TV gardening presenter, Tom Hart-Dyke. Tom will talk through his incredible journey as a modern plant hunter; particularly his dramatic plant hunting expedition in the Colombian jungle, where he was kidnapped by Farc guerrillas while hunting for rare orchids.
Tom was held for nine months and threatened with death, so he thought he would use his precious time left to design his dream garden. He drew plans in his diary for a World Garden that contained the plants he had collected across the globe. Thankfully Tom was released unharmed and has since started bringing his vision of a World Garden to life at his family estate in Lullingstone Castle, Kent. To book for this event, email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets cost £55 and include the afternoon tea.
The Chelsea Flower Show afternoon tea costs £45 per person. To book, head to the 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel website.
Also published on Medium.