The Savoy Launches London’s Latest Green Initiative

As part of its 125th anniversary celebrations, The Savoy, one of London’s grand dame hotels, is leading an initiative to create the city’s first ever central wildflower walk. Created in partnership with social enterprise River of Flowers, the River of Flowers Central London is an initiative to increase the planting of native wildflowers in the city, and to heighten awareness of green and floral spaces along the Thames. 

From August, the River of Flowers Central London will provide visitors with a beautifully designed map that plots the wild gardens, meadows, and groves along the north and south banks of the Thames, allowing visitors to visit landmarks like The Savoy, The Garden Museum, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Tate Modern, as well as prominent green spaces like the Victoria Embankment Gardens, the Inner Temple Gardens, and the Jubilee Gardens.

To mark the occasion, The Savoy will be hosting a special Wildflower Afternoon Tea between August 18 and September 30. From GBP50 (US$86) per person, the sumptuous tea includes finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with Cornish clotted cream, homemade lemon curd and strawberry preserve, and pastries, as well as treats like Cherry Blossom Baskets, Hibiscus and Rhubarb slices, and Lavender Éclairs. A limited-edition wildflower seed packet will also be available, allowing visitors to plant their own gardens at home; the packet includes Bird’s-foot Trefoil, Corn Chamomile, Cornflower, and Field Scabious, amongst other plants.

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