Annabel’s, the Mayfair private members’ club, is bringing back its tropical themed facade at the front of its building in honour of their Annabel’s for The Amazon event- along with a pledge to plant one million trees. This prestigious event at the end of September will only be attended by their members, key environmentalists and a number of celebrities, but the facade will be viewable for everyone at their building in Berkeley Square.
The installation returns from last year, when a similar fundraising event, Rainforest Evening, took place at the private club during their Rainforest Month. The facade at the front of the Grade I listed building is adorned with all kinds of tropical flora, alongside a number of large and colourful parrots. Annabel’s has had a number of installations on the facade for events in the past, such as Halloween, Christmas and even the star-studded after-party of the BAFTAs.
The charity event itself will be hosted The Caring Family Foundation, in partnership with One Tree Planted. The event and parrot themed facade are both to raise awareness for the Amazon rainforest and the deforestation crisis. The one million trees that are pledged to be planted will be located in Brazil’s Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor. The corridor, which is the largest in South America and will likely expand to be the largest in the world, will link the Amazon with the Cerrado savannah, in an effort to help wildlife flourish and enhance ecosystem resilience. The charities hope to achieve this goal of planting a million trees by March 2023.
There is no indication on who might be attending the exclusive event later this month, but in its long history Annabel’s has played host to celebrities and politicians such as John Travolta, Michael Caine, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana, and Her Majesty the Queen herself. Whoever appears, the event is sure to be lavish- but for those who can’t attend, the colourful fauna and parrot display on the front of the Georgian Mansion will remain for this month to be enjoyed, and to act as a reminder for the environmental cause they’re there for.