Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Bloom PYO Strawberry Garden in Covent Garden

If you can't make it to the English country side, then why not let the English country side come to you? Today I was invited to pick my own strawberries and have a G&T at the Bloom PYO Strawberry Garden smack in the middle of London's Covent Garden, a quintessentially English pop garden sponsored by the gin brand Bloom.

Bloom PYO Strawberry Garden in Covent Garden

It's a lovely setting to take a breather and have a refreshing glass of Bloom G&T and it really feels like you're stepping from a bustling London street into the quiet English countryside.

Bloom PYO Strawberry Garden in Covent Garden

There are birds singing, there's hay on the ground and there are flowers everywhere. You can even smell the scent of freshly cut grass wafting about. Downstairs there's a marquee complete with garden tables and chairs. Or you can sit on bails of hay if you prefer to rough it proper country style. Of course it wouldn't be complete without the rows of strawberries which are lovingly watered by girls in flowy, white summer dresses.

Bloom PYO Strawberry Garden in Covent Garden

The concept is simple. You pick your own strawberries and take them to the bar where two bartenders will cut them for you, put them in a glass and douse them with a refreshing Bloom G&T. I can't say that I'm an avid G&T drinker, but I admit that the Bloom gin seems a lot less hairy and the strawberries really do give an extra summery flavour to the G&T.

Bloom PYO Strawberry Garden in Covent Garden


The pop up Bloom PYO strawberry garden is located on 19 Earlham Street in Covent Garden and will be open from 12pm-7pm today till Thursday the 13th of June.

No comments:

Post a Comment