Brewin Dolphin at the Chelsea and Chatsworth Flower Shows

June 2017

Coates & Seely were delighted to be asked again by Brewin Dolphin to provide the wines for their client entertainment at both this year’s RHS Chelsea and Chatsworth Flower Shows.

It is always a thrill to be at Chelsea, and this year Brewin Dolphin entertained clients with Coates & Seely’s award-winning sparkling Rosé within the splendours of Christopher Wren’s Royal Hospital, built by Charles II for veterans over 325 years ago and still dispensing accommodation and fellowship to retired British heroes to this day.

The highlight this year was, however, the inaugural Flower Show at Chatsworth – certainly one of the most beautiful houses in England – where the representation of Paxton’s Great Conservatory, built by the fourth Duke of Devonshire in 1841, dominated the skyline, across the river Derwent from the main façade of the house.  The show was full of inspirational gardens and wonderful stalls, but it was the daring, style and innovation of the Great Conservatory, so characteristic of Chatsworth and its illustrious family, that constantly drew the eye.