For the third year in a row, Raymond Blanc and Sodexo will be running Jardin Blanc at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from 22 to 25 May 2018.
Of the VIP hospitality experience, Raymond Blanc explains, ‘The garden is the source of inspiration for my two greatest passions – gastronomy and horticulture.’ Hence the creation of Jardin Blanc, where food and flowers come together for some very fine corporate entertaining.
The exclusive garden space is found within the grounds of the annual horticultural event, and offers lunches, dinners, afternoon teas, and cooking demonstrations from the man himself. Botanical cocktails are a strong suit, especially as the gin is distilled and bottled on site.
Groups of less than eight will sit at shared tables, while private rooms are available for groups of up to 40. The five packages on offer are named after flowers, and start from £225pp. We like the sound of Le Lily for a full day out – expect breakfast, a four-course lunch and afternoon tea designed by Monsieur Blanc
Prefer an evening option? La Tulip allows you to explore the show on Thursday before live music, champagne, canapés and bowl food from 7pm in the VIP area.