Archive for May, 2013

Trailfinders’ Australian Garden at Chelsea wins Gold & ‘Best in Show’

Designed by Phil Johnson of Phil Johnson Landscapes and supported by Wes Fleming, this sustainable garden certainly created waves at Chelsea. One of the largest displays with 300 tonnes of rock being transported from to Chelsea from Scotland. The sustainable garden within an ‘urban environment’ featured a gorge, waterfall, and billabong. Lush ferns with bright kangaroo paws and bottle trees featured reflecting the imperatives for the design which included water capture and conservation, promotion of sustainability, use of recycled materials and solar panels. This is Flemings’ ninth year for supporting an Australian garden, and the seventh and last year Trailfinders will be exhibiting at Chelsea. Mike Gooley (Chairman of Trailfinders) was present with his wife, Fiona.

Below are some images of Chelsea in general, the Trailfinders Garden and some well known faces amongst the crowd.


Images & Copyright:  Lucy Elliott/Lucy Elliott Photography

‘Golden Oldies’ Celebrate the Coronation at The Milestone Hotel

Older members of Kensington recently celebrated the Queen’s Coronation with a wonderful lunch at The Milestone Hotel.  Held in conjunction with The Kensington Magazine, the only criteria for those attending had to be that they were over 80.  Some exceeded rather well by being closer to 100 than to even to 90!  The wine flowed and conversation was animated.  Last year the excuse was to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  Next year, who knows – the excuse might be to ‘wet the babies head’!

Images and copyright:  Lucy Elliott / Lucy Elliott Photography


Image:  L-R top:  Trader Faulkner, Bettie Griffiths, Mayoress Anne Hobson, Mayor of Kensington & Chelsea Cllr. Christopher Buckmaster, Hilary Temple, Marion Maitland.  Front row:  Dr Joan Martin and Polly de Chales.

Local Restauranteur raises money for a Portable CT Scanner

Local restuaranteur Patrick Taco of Chez Patrick in the Stratford Road, together with the Mayor of Kensington & Chelsea, Cllr. Christopher Buckmaster and Mayoress, Anne Hobson joined friends and residents of Kensington to raise money for a portable CT Scanner. Bob Corp-Reader, OBE and Trustee of the Metropolitan Masonic Charity gave a moving speech and the total raised that night was £1385.00. The Masonic Lodge Charity has previously raised funds of £2M which purchased a CyberKnife for St Bart’s Hospital.
If you would like to donate, please do so via: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/finalCharityHomepage.action?uniqueVmgCharityUrl+TheMetropolotianMasonicCharity
Patrick, a London Freemason has been recognised for his charitable contribution by the Metropolitan Grand Master who honoured him for his services.  Well done to all concerned, especially to the staff of Chez Patrick whose salary went towards the charity that night.

Anne Hobson, Patrick, Mayor of Kensington & Chelsea, Cllr. Christopher Buckmaster and Brian Sylvester, the Toast Master.

Image & Copyright:  Lucy Elliott/Lucy Elliott Photography