In what may be the most quintessentially British of collaborations, Wedgwood and the Royal Horticultural Society are coming together to create a tea conservatory for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (May 23-27).
Wedgwood tea curator Bernadine Tay has designed a range of blends as well as a tea-pairing menu for the pop-up, all inspired by Wedgwood’s new Wonderlust collection of fine bone china cups and mugs (from £28), which draws on the history of the Grand Tour of Europe and Asia for its designs. Tay will also host special tasting classes at the flower show, exploring the health benefits that tea has to offer, and Wedgwood will debut its strikingly contemporary Burlington flower pots (from £55), all handmade in unpolished jasperware in collaboration with Lady Laura Burlington.
Once Chelsea is over, the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory will head to the inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (June 7-11) in the Peak District, which will include the first ever Wedgwood garden. Inspired by the company’s past, present and future, the garden will later be replanted at the World of Wedgwood in Stoke-on-Trent.
The conservatory will also feature in a pop-up shop at the Peter Jones store in Sloane Square (May 24 to June 16), where the Wonderlust tea blend (£12) will be available alongside the new teaware and Burlington pots.