What to do

As the Chelsea Flower Show celebrates it's centenary next week, I too will be raising a glass to my favourite moment of the season whilst having lunch at the Fortnum & Mason tent.

Meanwhile if you haven't managed to get tickets for this year's show – Chelsea Fringe ensures masses of floral fantasy to get stuck into.

Many of the local shops (Space NK, Liz Earle, Anya Hindmarch and Peter Jones to name a few) take part in www.chelseainbloom.com – a fiercely competitive and wildly creative competition judged by RHS judges, to create the most fabulous fresh flower arrangements.

At Belgraves hotel (www.thompsonhotels.com) you can check in for Bed, Brunch & Botany – which includes cocktail classes on the hotel's open air terrace, which for Chelsea week has been transformed into an edible garden.

Chelsea mania spreads to St James where at www.dukeshotel.com they'll be serving up a Rose Martini whilst at the www.interncontinental.com in Wesminster it's a flower show inspired tea with chocolate butterflies, violet éclairs and lots of pink Laurent Perrier champagne.

And budding flower-arrangers should head to Notting Hill's Couverture shop, where dream florists www.scarletandviolet.com have set up for the week and on Thursday 23rd, founder Vic Brotherson will be holding floristry masterclasses (to book your place email linda@couverture.co.uk).

Back to the Kings Road, where LA Perfumer www.royalapothic.com has been invited by www.anthropologie.com to create a bespoke scent for the store called Antiquarius Petals and to set up an apothecary in their exhibition space. The scent is named after the famous Kings Road building that Anthropologie inhabits, it smells delicious and comes with an elegant atomiser. What a lovely way to start the summer season.

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