It’s the question that’s been troubling you at your desk. What did happen to all those plants from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May?
Were they chucked on a massive compost heap? Incinerated on a gigantic bonfire?
Well not in 2016. They’re the beneficiaries of The Great Plant Rescue and they’re set to go on display just off Greenwich Peninsula .
Farmopolis, located on The Jetty a short walk south of North Greenwich Pier , has taken in tens of thousands of Chelsea refugees and re-homed them as part of its floating garden.
Kicking off at 10am on Saturday, July 30, the collection will open to the public with free launch activities taking place throughout the day and into the evening.
These include child-friendly shows by the Arcola Theatre, face painting, a botanical jewellery class and dream potion making (no psychoactive ingredients, we understand).
Charitable visitors can also adopt a rescued plant from the Chelsea Flower Show and the Farmopolis cafe and bar will be serving “narrative driven seasonal food and drink” over the course of the day. We can only imagine what that story might be.
If that’s not enough to wet your whistle or the outside becomes all too much, though, The Intercontinental London – The O2 ’s Clipper Bar (over the other side of the Peninsula) has come up with a range of summer cocktails inspired by the floral display at the floating garden.
These include The Orchid featuring edible flowers, Pink Blossom with lavender, Orange Dahlia with, well, oranges and Blue Hyacinth with violet liquor.
They’re probably not suitable for the kids, however, Farmopolis does have a range of child-friendly events taking place throughout August and the details are here.
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