12th - 19th June is a celebration of everything that is wonderful about British-grown flowers, plants and foliage. With increasing demand for UK sourced flowers there has never been a better time to throw a party for British-grown.
Created by New Covent Garden Market in 2013, the week is designed to show off British flowers through great British floristry and at the same time, raise awareness of seasonal flowers with the intention of encouraging the public to buy more flowers, plants and foliage that are UK sourced.
Decorate a window with British-grown flowers to show your support for this great initiative. You don’t have to have a shop to join in. Anyone with a window at home or at work that can be seen by the public is encouraged to create a display of British-grown flowers or plants. You can also download a toolkit from the British Flowers Week website of flower cut-outs, posters and even guides on how to make paper flowers – a great way to get children involved. To have your window design featured in the British Flowers window gallery, take a picture and use the following hashtags.
What a great way to repurpose your Jubilee Union Jack bunting….
And there’s more!
If you’re in or around London, then for a floral fix head to The Garden Museum on the side of the Thames in Lambeth. Between 9th – 13th June they are holding a very special event, an immersive floral experience with the aim of uniting florists, flower lovers and growers. Five florists - Frida Kim, Harriet Parry, Kate Wren Flowers, McQueen’s and Wagner Kreusch - have promised to transform this converted church into a scented floral wonderland on the theme of ‘The Future.’
For more information and to book a ticket, visit www.gardenmuseum.org.uk.
Image: Columbia Road Pressed Union Jack