I hope you had a lovely weekend. This week, I thought I’d start off by letting you know that New Covent Garden Flower Market have announced the dates for this year’s British Flowers Week! It will be taking place from Monday 15th June to Friday 19th June 2015.
Now in its third year, British Flowers Week is the national celebration of seasonal, locally-grown flowers that is uniting the UK cut flower industry and inspiring the public to think about where their flowers come from.
British-grown flowers are estimated to represent just 15% of the £2bn worth of flowers sold in the UK every year, and yet they have lots of benefits of being seasonal, local, fragrant, freshly picked and, quite simply, beautiful.
At the heart of #BritishFlowersWeek will be a series of specially commissioned floral designs by five florists at London’s New Covent Garden Flower Market, where British flowers and foliage have been traded for generations.
The Flower Market is calling upon independent florists and growers across the country to get behind the campaign. A downloadable British Flowers Week tool-kit will be available on the New Covent Garden Flower Market website, packed with inspirational ideas and materials for the week’s events and activities. There will also be a Photo Competition, with new categories.
If you’re a florist or grower and are planning an event please let the Flower Market know and they will post it on their website and social media, plus distribute it in press releases. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Images : New Covent Garden Flower Market/Julian Winslow)