| FLOWER POWER | Celebrate British Flowers Week |
Happy Monday folks! If you didn’t know, this week is British Flowers Week so we’ll have tonnes of floral inspiration gracing the blog, with everything you need to know about your big day blooms and the latest trends. So, with flower power set to hit the UK, let’s find out exactly what British Flowers Week is all about…
New Covent Garden Market, the UK’s premier flower supplier, will be celebrating British Flowers Week from 10-16 June 2019, the seventh year of the market’s campaign. The weeklong celebration is set to unite florists, flower growers, wholesalers and flower lovers, encouraging them to put Britain’s best blooms on display across the UK to show support for the countries floral industry.
This year, New Covent Garden Market’s campaign to support British-grown flowers will see five of Britain’s top florists exhibit innovative installations at the Garden Museum, using flowers from the Flower Market. This year’s theme is ‘Memories’ and the florists; Ruth Davis from All for Love, Terri Chandler and Katie Smyth from Worm, Graeme Corbett from Bloom + Burn, Rowan Lewis of Rowan Blossom and Carly Rogers of Carly Rogers Flowers, will showcase their creations based around their personal memories. The exhibition is the first time contemporary floral design has been given centre stage in a London museum.
The collaborative exhibition between the Flower Market and the Garden Museum is free to all and last year saw visits from Alan Titchmarsh and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, who officially opened the exhibition to champion the British flower industry.
Floral festivities will also be held across the UK, with city centres, independent florists and British farmers all set to celebrate the natural beauty, scent and freshness of flowers found in the UK. Social media users will also be able to get involved using the hashtag #BritishFlowersWeek.
Alastair Owen, Head of Communications and Marketing, at New Covent Garden Market said: “We created British Flowers Week to show support for independent florists and growers to raise awareness of the magnificent calibre of flowers that can be found in Britain and to inspire people to buy more home-grown blooms. We are proud to be the pioneers of the campaign, making it bigger and better each year and we encourage anyone who loves flowers to get involved.”
Since British Flowers Week started in 2013, sales of UK grown flowers has increased from 10 to 12%, with this set to only continue. Home to the UK’s biggest, specialist flower and plant hall supplying London’s florists, British Flowers Week organisers, New Covent Garden Market, is well placed to lead the celebrations and keep the floristry industry vibrant and fresh.
To find out more about what’s going on during the week, visit the British Flowers Week website. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for plenty of gorgeous floral wedding inspiration!
All images courtesy of Elder & Wild.