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Installation for Raymond Blanc's Jardin Blanc at Chelsea Flower Show

8 June 2018

We had the honour of being invited to design a unique installation for Raymond Blanc's Jardin Blanc at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Tom Raffield at Jardin Blanc

The post-Chelsea blues are kicking in and we've spent this week reminiscing about our favourite moments from this years Chelsea Flower Show. One of our absolute highlights has to be our Jardin Blanc steam bent tree display for world-renown chef, Raymond Blanc.

Our Jardin Blanc design took inspiration from our signature steam bent tree displayed at Heal's Festival of Light and our Pop Up Shop event for London Design Festival last September, but featured thicker steam bent sections of ash wood (as seen below).

Design Brief
Original design concept for the Tom Raffield x Raymond Blanc Installation

The original design concept behind the steam bent tree incorporated a range of pendant lights including our Skipper, Urchin and Cape Lights however, the final structure suspended only our iconic No.1 Pendants in ash, oak and walnut wood

Jardin Blanc Installation
No.1 Pendants hanging from the Jardin Blanc installation
Jardin Blanc
Making the final touches to the steam bent structure

"We chose to use just the No.1 Pendants for the Jardin Blanc installation as the structure looked a lot neater when adorned with just one type of pendant. We also incorporated the Morvah Ceiling Hanging Planters, part of our new Green Range, into the tree design which was really successful and added a hint of green to the wooden aesthetic."

- Tom Raffield, Designer.
Morvah ceiling hanging planters
Morvah Ceiling Hanging Planters on the Jardin Blanc tree
Morvah ceiling hanging planters
The Green Range adding a touch of green at Jardin Blanc

If you didn't make it to Jardin Blanc this year you can still enjoy a taste of Chelsea at home...  We caught up with Warner Edwards Distillery, responsible for running the Jardin Blanc gin bar, to find out the recipe for their delicious 'Chelsea late Cocktail'.

"The Chelsea Late cocktail is made with delicious Harrington Honeybee Gin, stirred with love and topped with rose petals!"

- Warner Edwards Distillery.

Here's what you need:

35ml Warner Edwards Honeybee Gin

20ml Rose Syrup

15ml Cucumber juice

15ml Lemon juice

10ml Maraschino

Soda to mix

Ice cubes 



Place all ingredients except for the soda into a shaker, fill with ice and shake.

Tip - use a jigger when measuring ingredients to keep the cocktail balanced.

Strain the contents into a glass filled with ice. Top with Soda, stir, and garnish with rose petals before serving.


Gin making at Raymond Blanc
Honeybee Gin preparation
Warner Edward Gin
Warner Edwards Honeybee Gin

Posted: 08.06.18
Updated: 15.04.21

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