Raymond Blanc says thanks

We previously described the story of how Raymond Blanc’s visit to our underground farm resulted in us being asked to partake in the prestigious Jardin Blanc at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. His thank you message to all who participated is almost as fabulous as the man himself! 🙂

“I want to say a HUGE thank you to all our wonderful partners who have helped us create the beautiful garden oasis restaurant that is #JardinBlanc at this year’s RHS – Royal Horticultural Society RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Especially Tom Hare who created our gigantic mushrooms, Myburgh Designs who made the incredible copper pumpkin that you sit inside and I read you Shakespeare with my French accent! Growing Underground – a wonderful project close to my heart who grew custom-designed microherb gardens and terrariums for the tables. Warner Edwards Distillery – our fabulus partner distilling our own gin in an 8ft tall copper still at Jardin Blanc – stunning! Le Blanc Fine Arts – my old friend and sculptor Lloyd Le Blanc, creator of the 3-metre tall artichoke, the bronze ceps, and the sitting girl statue. Thank you to De’Longhi for the top-of-the-range coffee machines, Rachel Dein who has cast pictures of vegetables grown in Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Thank you Heal’s for the beautiful standing lamp, desk lamp, mirror and vases, and Osborne & Little for our iconic Matthew Williamson pink flamingo wallpaper. The wonderful Gaze Burville for the handmade oak furnitire – one love seat and three benches. Thankyou Grange Fencing for the circular wooden arches that welcome guests into the Potagerie. The fabulous BULL & STEIN ,,created our large lemons, cherries and oranges that are dotted throughout. Zummo provided the enormous fresh juicer on the main bar. Jestie Food Service brought us the beautifl Josper charcoal oven for the outdoor garden and James Parker supplied the large apple slate in the garden. Of course I cannot forget Emma Stothard Sculptures who made our increidble wicker pheasants, giant peacock, boxing hares, fox and deer! And a huge thank you to our wonderful partners Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events for helping us made #JardinBlanc such a beautiful reality! Thank you to you all! RBx”

Raymond Blanc OBE

Main image James Stallabrass, Sodexo Prestige Venue and Events