Flowers Week, the annual celebration of the British cut flower industry and the independent florist, returns in June for a fourth successive year with British cut flowers in city centres, stately homes, gardening shows, flower farm open days and floristry workshops!
#BritishFlowersWeek is set to be trending once again as images of exquisite
British cut flowers, bouquets and spectacular designs from the FlowerMarket Photoshoot flood the web.
“Flowers Week has become an exciting showcase for all that is truly brilliant about British flowergrowers and the independent British florist,” says Helen Evans of New Covent Garden Flower Market, the driving force behind the British Flowers Week campaign. “In the hands of professionals, Britishflowers and foliages are revealed at their inspirational best.”
It is no coincidence that British Flowers Week is held in the middle of June, just as the summer flowering season starts for flower farmers across the UK, when florists and the public alike can select from the best of British-grown sweet peas, peonies, lupins, alliums, delphiniums, snapdragons, flowering foliages, garden roses, garden pinks, cornflowers, lisianthus, stocks, sweet Williams, larkspur and countless more besides.
We are so excited to share with you a small snippet of fantastic flower themed events happening up and down the country for the week including the signature portrait day from none other than Electric Daisy Flower Farm! For the full events listing visit www.britishflowersweek.com and get involved celebrating the cream of the crop for Our British blooms this summer!
British Flowers Week Events programme 2016
Green & Gorgeous Pop Up Nursery Day, Oxfordshire (15 June): Meet specialist nurseries to sell seeds, roses, dahlias and perennial varieties recommended for cutting; visit the Green & Gorgeous cutting beds; watch floristry demonstrations and pick your own sweet peas. £5 admission.
Flower Crown Portrait Day at the Electric Daisy Flower Farm, Bath (18 June): Make your very personal crown using flowers grown at Electric Daisy Flower Farm and then have your portrait taken wearing your creation. £120.
Summer Workshop with Miranda Hackett Flowers and 3-course lunch at The Hinds Head, Bray: Using flowers and foliage sourced from local growers, celebrate British Flowers Week by learning and practising how to make a hand-tied bouquet before enjoying a three course lunch at Heston Blumenthal’s Michelin-starred restaurant. £85.
Floral demonstrations by Jonathan Moseley, Derbyshire & Yorkshire (14 & 18 June): The expert floral demonstrator and teacher – and Big Allotment Challenge judge – explores British flowersand floral design in two wonderful workshops. £35.
The Flower Union Introduction to sourcing, care and arrangement of British flowers, Buckinghamshire (13 June): A deliciously personal introduction to the world of British artisan cut flowers, with visits to growing patches, a floral lunch, a hands-on workshop and flowers to take home. £125