Higher World Perspective: Arboretum’s eco conscious founder Ronald Ndoro brings people together 

Ronald Ndoro appears to be the man everybody wants to know right now in London Town.

With an eye on current sustainability trends, he realised early on that people from all walks of life need to meet to discuss current world topics in order to solve them. Ndoro craves a better world and that means bringing passionate people from all occupations, sexualities, and nationalities together to discuss how to change the world for the better.

He expresses this noble aim concisely – “Mostly, people only interact within their own groups…But if we want to solve the big existential challenges like climate change and inequality, we need different perspectives; we need the violinist to interact with the scientist  and the poet with the banker – we need a convergence of thought, which is directed towards a common goal. I believe that the solutions we seek are mostly always right there – just within reach. They remain elusive only because we haven’t yet brought the right people together under a deliberate and common purpose of exchange and solution.”

Ndoro proudly launched London’s 1st plant-powered eco conscious members club on the 1st July, with the launch party attended by policy leaders, glam TV stars including Lizzie Cundy, women’s rights warriors such as June Sarpong, and luxury brand PR’s from Estée Lauder, Levi’s, Burberry, Swatch Group, Liz Earle, Superdry, Darphin, Ray Ban, Origins, Tod’s and  Michael Kors. It was a true delight to see such notable figures from various industries come together to take a respite in this enticing central London haven for the botanically-minded.

Arboretum has a board of “catalysts” whom are creating a program of talks and classes from meditation teachers, anti-plastic warriors and pro-recycling speakers.

June and Ronald

My fine food loving other half and I were delighted to be invited to try the (very now darling) CBD-oil infused Gin and Chronic cocktails at his secret Dear Alice dining experience at chic member’s club Library. Here, fairytale cocktails behind a bookshelf are served in the privacy of a golden Wonderland adorned with quaint artworks and novels.

Dinner at Ronald’s restaurant St Luke’s Table within this quirky club felt exclusive – an elegant blue space for 40 was introduced to select members of the press for a vegan-friendly meal. Being rather terrible at veganism, I opted for the pescatarian offering of fresh crab and avocado salad, a delicious and delicate sea bass and the most scrumptious elderflower and strawberry panacotta dessert I’ve ever had the pleasure of devouring.

Seriously game-changing panacotta…

Talented chef Alessio Piras served up an otherworldly feast to delight all senses, and his former renowned experience cooking for Soho House Group was pleasantly apparent.

Want gorgeous food, a celebration of diversity, and free-flowing conversation with a higher world perspective? Take your favourite person, enough change to tip generously and mince on down to Arboretum, St Luke’s Table and Dear Alice for an experience you’ll want to repeat over and over again…

Mitra Msaad

Editor in Chief