This summer Victorian-inspired Mayfair bar Mr Fogg’s will unveil a quintessentially British garden overflowing with beautiful blooms, botanicals and bric-a-brac. The Hendrick’s Botanical Garden will be the perfect place for ladies and gentlemen to take the air and while away the long summer evenings beneath the stars. The Hendrick’s Botanical Garden will be a secret oasis, tucked away down a secluded side street in Mayfair, where guestswill encounter all the wonders of the world without setting foot outside London.
Avid botanists will marvel at the plants, artifacts and oddities collected by the eccentric explorer on his travels in Around the World in 80 Days. 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 Hendrick’s Gin cocktails. This marvellous spirit is infused with the twin essences of rose and cucumber to create a delightfully floral aroma, the perfect tipple for a summer garden. Teapot sharers will include: A Symphony of Peculiar Deliciousness made with Hendrick’s Gin, rose-infused jasmine tea syrup, Briottet bergamot liqueur, lychee juice and lime juice; and We Have Them By The Junipers! A zingy concoction of Hendrick’s Gin, Isake Classic sake, St Germain elderflower liqueur, apple juice, lime juice and fresh cucumber.