House & Garden Festival is happening next week at London’s Olympia, 21-24th June.
The festival this year includes GROW; the contemporary garden exhibition. I’m particularly looking forward to exploring the installations, free workshops, green home and garden ideas, and of course plant related products.
Three House & Garden Festival sectors
The fair covers home, garden, lifestyle, gifts and food & drink. Three events will take place:
- GROW London: Full of ideas for how to create a magical outside space, with garden design inspiration, accessories, furniture, plants and more.
- The HOUSE Fair: Home inspiration with furniture, cushions, rugs, lighting, lampshades, fabric, accessories and more.
- Spirit of Summer Fair: Independent boutiques, gifts, lifestyle products and artisan produce.
Mosimann’s Summer Restaurant be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Anton Mosimann always conjures up fond memories for me. Many years ago, my mother showed me how to make his phenomenal bread and butter pudding for our annual garden party at the summer house in Småland, Southern Sweden. I still make it to this day! You can find the recipe here.
Described by James Wong as “Horticultural Hipsterville”, GROW is a contemporary garden show dedicated to plants, gardens and outdoor spaces. This exhibition has moved from Hampstead Heath to join House & Garden Festival. Alongside workshops and expert ideas on tap, there will be furniture, accessories and even rare plants on show. GROW also has its own garden installation.
Some of the promising GROW workshops include:
- Arranging British Summer Flowers
- Wild Flower Sowing
- Creating Gardens in a Small Space
- Gardens as Entertaining Spaces
- Integrating your House and Garden ideas.
I’m particularly interested in the last workshop. I’m keen to see how the show and workshops incorporate plants into the home environment. Plants have been shown to significantly improve wellbeing, productivity and creativity, due to their visually stimulating effects and air cleaning properties. So if you’re interested in the correlation between design, interiors and health, a visit to House & Garden festival could well help you create a happy home or office. With plant and garden workshops, inspiration and products, this year’s House & Garden Festival looks to be a treat for nature lovers!
For some pre-show inspiration, read Natural Interiors for Wellbeing: Biophilic Design Reconnects us with Nature.
Day tickets are £16 in advance (multi-day discounts available). To find out more or to book tickets, visit the House & Garden Festival website.
All photos courtesy of House & Garden Festival.