If you live anywhere except under a rock in Chelsea, you'll know that its world-famous flower show is taking place from 23-27 May.
But did you also know that this year, Chelsea Fringe will take the flower show well beyond the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital? Together with Chelsea in Bloom - an initiative that sees a community-wide sprucing up of hanging baskets - The Fringe's beautiful floral installations will have the royal borough sitting pretty well into summer.
So if you're thinking of selling your Chelsea property, you'll want to capitalise on your neighbourhood's enhanced good looks while you can. However, if you've ever negotiated Sloane Square Tube during peak show times, you might be thinking twice about arranging viewings. How will your prospective buyer ever find you amongst all those excited horticulturalists?
Craig of Dexters Chelsea office says why not book a valuation anyway? "Whether you sell now or later, we move fast! We can have a marketing campaign in place within days."
Whatever you decide, it's not just the sight of a flower festooned home that appeals to buyers. Chelsea's strong community vibe comes to the fore at this time of year. Dexters's Chelsea will be planting out our window boxes too; so pay us a visit to arrange an expert valuation.
One final note - Dexters are delighted to unveil our new sponsorship of the news kiosk belonging to Haines of Sloane Square. Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, Haines is London's oldest family newsagent, having served Chelsea for four generations. We are excited to unveil this sponsorship at such a key time of year for Sloane Square, when 157,000 people pass through to visit the world famous Chelsea Flower Show. So, next time you’re passing through Sloane Square, look out for our branding on the Thomas Heatherwick-designed news kiosk by the tube station, where you can soon pick up a free copy of Dexters’ latest magazine.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show is an event that makes floral waves across the globe, but once again local businesses will come together to bring it all home with an abundance of accessible Chelsea Fringe festival events. The Resident meets those bringing flower power to the King’s Road.