Purveyors of luxury travel, &Beyond will open their first Asian outpost this year. In the Himalayas of Bhutan, the River Lodge draws on traditional Bhutanese architecture, and promises to be a utopia of peace, wellness and tranquility. It doesn’t open until September, though, so in the meantime, explore &Beyond’s other global destinations.
&Beyond The River Lodge from September (www.andbeyond.com)
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
2023 will be the first Chelsea Flower Show since the death of Queen Elizabeth, who would famously grace the festival with her attendance every year. Whilst it’s hard to imagine British Summer Time when it still gets dark at 4pm everyday, Chelsea Flower Show aka the botanist’s Glastonbury, will soon be underway, kicking off at the end of May.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 from 22-27 May 2023 (rhs.org.uk)
RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
Also from the RHS, the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, which will take place in early September is another gardener’s paradise. Taking place in that magical time late in the British summer, it is bound to inspire everyone from the amateur to the professional gardener.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival from 4-9 July (rhs.org.uk)
Art & Culture
Exhibitions bringing women artists to the fore
In addition to the exhibitions highlighting Alice Neel and the female abstract expressionists, this spring will also see a Berthe Morisot exhibition opening at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Then, the contemporary Margate-based ceramicist Lindsey Mendick, whose work stood out at the Hayward’s 2022 Strange Clay exhibition (and it is strange indeed) – is having a solo show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; it opens in April.
‘Alice Neel: Hot off the Griddle’ at the Barbican
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