Edible Flowers – Chelsea Flower Show London May 2014

Edible Flowers – Chelsea Flower Show London May 2104

Edible Flowers Red Cocktail & Snapdragon

Edible Flowers Red Cocktail & Snapdragon

Every year around mid-May there is a flurry of excitement around Edible Flowers.

This is due to the most famous flower show in the world the Chelsea Flower Show, held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital, London. In the  surrounding streets local restaurants create special menus with many dishes containing, or garnished with, edible flowers.

Further afield in the lounges and bars of the bigger hotels, flower-flavoured cocktails are developed and flamboyantly garnished with edible petals. Afternoon tea delights are enjoyed liberally strewn with colourful blooms. All for this one, very special week.

Over the years many exhibitors in the show have included edible flowers and plants as part of their displays. Many years ago a certain edible flower grower won a Chelsea award for a herb, edible flower and vegetable display!! Now I wonder who that was?

For more details about going to the show and spotting edible flowers see Chelsea Flower Show details