The weather may be choosing to disagree, however the clocks have spoken - Spring is officially here and nature all around is being reborn. However, with weekdays spent at school, in the office or generally dealing with the mundane, our connection with the outside world is dwindling due to our hectic digitally connected schedules. Flocks of daffodils are blooming all around us, eager for our love and attention, yet we are all guilty of having our noses glued to our phones rather than the flowers. In honour of National Gardening Week, Azuni believes it's time to jump out of those screens and literally stop and smell the roses, with a weekend trip to one of the UK's incredible Open Gardens whilst they are at their absolute prime. Plus, adorning yourself with the perfect Azuni London Jewellery pieces will ensure you launch into spring in style.
As Londoners ourselves, we know what it's like to feel bound within the traps of urban living, endlessly dealing with the commuting, the concrete and the smog, let alone the fact you are never less than 5cm away from another human being. However with the incredible Kew Gardens situated inside the Capital, there is literally no excuse not to embrace nature this Spring on one of you weekends off. Containing the world's largest collection of plants as well as an amazing tree top walkway with views spanning London and beyond, the magic of this little oasis, will make you feel as if you've escaped to the Garden of Eden, despite the bustling capital going about it's business on the other side of the wall.
Our Organics collection of nature-inspired Sterling Silver Jewellery, available exclusively in our Not on the High Street Store, perfectly mirror the contemporary class of Kew Gardens, to make you feel fully (and fashionably) in touch with the natural world.
Located in the charming Cotswolds, Hidcote Manor is a more traditional 'Arts and Crafts' Open Garden Experience, with the animal shaped topiary, fountains and abundance of english flowers particular highlights. Exploring the mazes of narrow paved pathways leads visitors to discover secret gardens, magnificent vistas and plants that burst with colour - the perfect place if you are in need of gardening inspiration.
A garden such as this demands a state of class and elegance from it's visitors. The stylish design and pastel-hued gemstones comprising our brand new DELPHI collection, will make you feel perfectly at home!
If your based in the North of England and fancy a slightly more unconventional outside experience, than the magical nature of Alnwick Gardens is the one for you. Likened to a fairytale with a dark, contemporary twist, attractions including a poison garden, tree house garden and giant maze creates a haven where the imagination can run wild, allowing you to escape your stresses and embrace spring.
As the most famous gardening and flower show in both the UK and the world, the annual Chelsea Flower Show represents the peak of English Garden Mania, with over 157,000 visitors from all corners of the globe coming to see what is effectively the fashion week of the gardening world. So if you are on the lookout for the ultimate English Garden escapism this spring and are willing to spend a bit of money on a ticket, then this is definitely the event for you!
Our trademark Athena collection, blending a hand-textured 24kt gold finish with a myriad of bright beautiful gemstones, evokes sheer elegance with a touch of flair, to make you as eyecatching as the floral displays surrounding you.
However you choose to spend those Spring Weekends Azunians, we hope you have an incredible time doing it!
Inspired by some of the world's most beautiful flowers, our Piquita Leather Cuffs are the first SS16 addition to our DREAMCATCHER BEADWORK in tribute to National Gardening Week. Hand crafted by our South American Fairtrade Cooperative of Mayan Artisans using swarovski crystals and soft nappa leather, investing in this beautiful, quality bracelet will not only make you feel amazing, but contributes to a whole world of good.