London Garden Party

London Garden Party

This was a spring garden party following the christening of our daughter. London was sweltering with a July heatwave so parasols and a pergola provided much-needed shade from the midday sun. We hosted godparents and family with a buffet lunch of easy salads and quiches abundant with summer vegetables and fruit.
Spring garden party by Rosanna Falconer

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A London Garden Party

I love the way small, enclosed city gardens can be transformed with furniture; they become their own little world. The focal point for this was the pergola rented from Raj Tent Company which fitted (squeezed!) into the back of the garden. With its hot pink ceiling and ombre curtains, the colours for the rest of the furniture all stemmed from this: from the leather poufs to the cushions.

These were the biggest arrangements I've ever done. The conclusion: you need a lot more than you might think! The recipe was: grasses, green bells and mint for foliage. Ammi, astrantia and nigella for fillers. Delphiniums, spirea, campanula and stocks for height. Then garden roses and the last of the peonies for my heroes.

Spring flowers by Rosanna Falconer

When creating a garden party like this, I always try to ensure there are different areas to sit and types of chair too - some low cushions with rugs and some more formal seating. We brought lots of our indoor furniture outside; the whole set-up felt like an extension of the house.


Furniture and pergola: Raj Tent Club
East London Parasol Company
Pink table:
Sophie Conran
Pink check tablecloth:
Summerill & Bishop
Floristry: Rosanna
Needle & Thread
Photography: Marcus Dawes

Meadow flowers by Rosanna Falconer
Meadow flowers by Rosanna Falconer

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All customers will receive a menu card printed with Rosanna's Jaipur Bloom design.


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