A bijou space, the new garden will feature lush foliage, herbs and classical Italian terracotta, so popular with Victorians returning from their ‘Grand Tours’. Dainty ratan-aged and marble-topped garden furniture, colonial blinds and ceiling fans will transport guests back to the days when plant enthusiasts such as Mr Fogg scoured the British Empire for new and exotic flora and fauna to send home.
Guests will enjoy an elegant al fresco drinking adventure on each occasion with an enticing array of gin cocktails. This marvelous spirit is infused with lavender, cucumber and jasmine to create a delightfully floral aroma, the perfect tipples for a summer garden. Teapot sharers will include: Laven Der Summer Termperament, made with Hendrick’s gin, lavender-infused Mancino Bianco Ambrato, fresh lime juice, mint, cucumber, elderflower cordial, jasmine tea, grapefruit bitters and home-made rose sparkling water; and Nana Fogg’s Garden Party Pot, made with Hendrick’s gin, Aperol, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, strawberry infused Suze, blackberry and raspberry puree, pineapple juice, homemade lavender syrup and prosecco.
Avid gardeners will be able to unwind with single cocktails including: Flavours of June-iper, an herbaceous mix of lemon grass infused Hendrick’s gin, apricot jam, green tea and hibiscus liqueur, grapefruit juice, orange and mandarin bitters and homemade sugar syrup; and Rhubarbians on the Ra-tan, made with Hendrick’s gin, Martini Rosato, homemade rhubarb syrup, fresh lemon juice, rhubarb bitters, pomegranate juice, fresh pomegranate and soda water.
Mr Fogg’s Hendrick’s Botanical Garden, 15 Bruton Lane, London W1J 6JD.