Jardin Blanc Hospitality at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

First glimpse of the new Jardin Blanc Hospitality at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Jardin Blanc and the Queen Elizabeth II Suite is a new partnership between the RHS, Sodexo and Raymond Blanc OBE, chef patron to the two-Michelin star Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire.

Le Potager Entrance

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show marks the beginning of the UK’s summer events season. Visitors can enjoy a full day or evening of hospitality including champagne and canapés, entrance ticket to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and musical entertainment for as little as £200+VAT per ticket.

Le Potager

Chris Bray, Sodexo UK & Ireland CEO Sports & Leisure, said: “Jardin Blanc is a new concept dedicated to an incredible and exclusive dining experience, unique to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The event is the jewel in the crown of the hospitality season and marks the start to the summer, so Jardin Blanc is the ultimate central London destination to start the entertainment season in style.”

Leisure Garden

Raymond Blanc OBE said: “The RHS is a standard bearer of excellence in horticulture, while the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is arguably the most extraordinary gardening event in England - possibly the world. As for me, I’ve always been in love with gardens; there, the colourful plants will flourish and the heritage vegetables will grow. From the garden, my gastronomy is born. Each season brings its drama and its own beauty. In partnership with the RHS and Sodexo, I truly look forward to designing a space, menu and experience that will delight and embrace our guests.”

Greenhouse Bar

 

Packages start at £200+ VAT for Saturday and evening packages at Jardin Blanc. 

For more information, email rhs.shows@sodexo.com.

For links to the RHS page visit: www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/plan-your-visit/corporate-hospitality/jardin-blanc

For more information, call +44 (0)845 268 0251.

The spaces

Guests will enter Jardin Blanc through a beautiful set of concentric planted circles that frame Le Potager, a French style ornamental vegetable and kitchen garden. A floating wooden pathway marks the start of a winding sensory journey through rows of planted herbs, vegetables and wildflower beds, all carefully curated by horticultural experts and previous gold medal winners at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Playful signs and oversized white flowers are dotted along this walkway to guide guests through. Hidden amongst the shrubbery are a series of ‘speaking benches’. These recordings of classic and quirky stories and poems - retold by Raymond Blanc OBE - become a secret, immersive audio sound- scape for visitors to enjoy.

Guests will then come across The Greenhouse - a beautiful exterior bar and kitchen. The combination of elegant design and integrated art, so often featured at UK’s most prestigious RHS gardens, is the centerpiece. Elegant tall glass panels, inspired by traditional glass flower presses, frame the space and contain a stunning installation of pressed gin botanicals. The bar transforms throughout the day, beginning as a breakfast juice and smoothie bar, serving tea mid-afternoon and becoming an exclusive artisan cocktail bar by late afternoon and evening, mixing drinks with the best ingredients from local distillery partners. Inspired by the joy of cooking, the dining experience found inside will be a celebration of seasonal ingredients, combined to create fresh and modern spring dishes.

The space features an abundance of colourful delicacies, seasonal garnishes and local produce bringing the garden indoors. Oversized light-features flood the space with colour and playful graphics bring the rooms to life. Guests will be encouraged to pick their own herbs from feature table terrariums to embellish the food they are served.

Guests looking to relax away from the crowds will find that there is plenty of time in the day to discover the Wildflower Garden; a place of entertainment and fun where traditional games are given a modern twist. This space is the social hub of Jardin Blanc where one can enjoy a cocktail whilst playing petanque and interact with other guests in a fun and relaxed setting.

Styled to fit seamlessly with Jardin Blanc, the Queen Elizabeth II Suite is a twist on the traditional royal colour palette and is available for private parties for up to 110 seated guests directly on the show ground. Daytime and evening packages are available, from champagne reception and canapés to a four-course meal. The space is sure to please and is designed to be enjoyed by our royal visitors and guests alike.