Hyde Park. Image: Shutterstock After snowdrops, cherry blossom and wisteria, the capital moves on to the next big botanical bloom — roses. The London rose season normally runs from late-May through to July, with various colours and species in flowers across the capital. These are some of the best rose gardens in London. Queen Mary’s…

It’s Chelsea Flower Show week, which also means it’s Chelsea in Bloom and Belgravia in Bloom week too. Floral installations, arches and sculptures appear across both areas for the free flower festivals — and handily, they’re close together, so you can do both in one go. If you’ve only got time for one though, our…

A throwback to Chelsea In Bloom 2018. Photo: Londonist Free flower festival Chelsea In Bloom returns next week, with an Under The Sea theme. Coinciding with the nearby Chelsea Flower Show, Chelsea In Bloom — and its neighbour, Belgravia In Bloom — sees huge floral installations put up around the area, all on a theme….

Image: Shutterstock When to see wisteria in London Wisteria usually blooms in London towards the end of April and into May, depending on weather conditions. Image: Shutterstock We’ve already seen a few wisteria trees in bloom in 2019, their purple blooms adding a dash of colour to otherwise drab buildings, so the season is underway….