Recently Blakes Hotel & Hendrick’s Gin hosted an intimate cocktail party in celebration of the newly-seeded Hendrick’s Horticultural Oasis in collaboration British designer Matthew Williamson and installation artist Rebecca Louise Law.

Guests enjoyed herb infused Hendrick’s Gin cocktails, freshly picked from the Herb bar, as well as British-inspired canapés such as mini Yorkshire puddings, summer crostini with homemade walnut & pistachio pesto and horticultural nettle soup.


VIPs included Alice Naylor-Leyland, Deborah Brett, Georgie Macintyre, Jasmine Hemsley, Kim Hersov, Matthew Williamson, Rebecca Louise Law, Rosanna Falconer, Sadie Frost, Sir Peter and Lady Felicity Osborne.


Open till 14th July The Hendrick’s Horticultural Oasis at Blakes Hotel will play host to a bar of blooms and curiosities serving a range of cocktails created to refresh and revive guests as they relax in the luxurious surrounds of the garden.

With fresh herbs grown in the garden forming part of the cocktails, including the invigorating Hendrick’s Gin Basil Smash with fresh lemon and basil, the libations will perfectly echo the spirit of the collaboration and the flora of the garden.


Matthew has transformed the courtyard by incorporating his own brand textiles in collaboration with Osborne & Little and specially curated objet d’arts from one of his favourite interior design emporiums, Rockett St George to create a bohemian hideaway in the heart of London.

Whilst Rebecca’s artwork is in full display within the cabinet of curiosities in the Blakes birdcage; featuring a canopy of scented dried roses, peonies, hydrangeas, and Juniper berries.


A refuge for weary travellers to escape the hustle of the city, The Hendrick’s Horticultural Oasis is inspired by the wondrous botanicals found in said Gin. Drawing together the spectacular designs from Matthew Williamson, and the intricate installation by Rebecca Louise Law it will transport visitors to a haven of imagination and curiosity throughout the summer months.

Blakes Hotel London (33 Roland Gardens London, SW73PF)