Celebrating British Flowers Week at Blooming Haus (2021)

British Flowers Week

Wondering what British Flowers Week is all about?

We have the answers. 

You’ll see how the event celebrates British grown flowers, British flower growers, and florists that use flowers grown in this country

We’ll also give you an insight into British Flowers Week events for 2021

This includes an invitation  to decorate your window with flowers grown in the UK. 

And, the opportunity to attend workshops by top UK florists including US! 

That’s not all…

We’ll share our passion for locally grown flowers with you. 

This passion is an integral part of our sustainable ethos at Blooming Haus

So, we’re excited to be part of British Flowers Week and to tell you all about it. 

Ready to learn more about this celebration of the beauty and variety of British cut flowers, foliage and plants?

Read on…

  1. What to Expect During British Flowers Week 2021.
  2. Events for British Flower Week.
  3. Creating a British Flowers Week Window. 
  4. Win Prizes for British Flower Week. 
  5. Why Buy British Grown Flowers?
  6. Discover British Wildflowers. 
  7. Tell Us About Your British Flowers Week Celebrations
  8. Ready to Discover Designs Created with British Grown Flowers? 
  9. Other Resources You May Find Useful. 

1. What is British Flowers Week 2021 

This is the ninth year of British Flowers Week

It’s a passionate and colourful campaign run by our friends at New Covent Garden

The excitement for this year has already started. 

British flowers week at Covent Garden

After supporting British Flowers Week 2020, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall officially launched this year’s event on Thursday 10 June, at the Garden Museum in London. 

This launch was for the museum’s exhibition in honour of British Flowers Week

The official events for the week itself began on 14 June and run until 21 June 2021

The Duchess is a keen supporter of the event as a great lover of flowers.

She is also a patron of the Floral Angels charity

The charity is based at New Covent Garden Flower Market and recycles flowers used at weddings and events to send to community organisations. 

As sustainable luxury florists in London, we love their work…

camilla at British Flowers Week

And we’re huge admirers of the Duchess’s support for both Floral Angels and British Flower Week. 

This year’s celebration of British flowers, growers, and florists is set to be bigger than ever. 

It’s been growing each year with social media coverage soaring from 1.5 million on Twitter in 2014 to 5 million on Twitter and Instagram by 2019. 

There’s an added impetus for 2021. 

After all the stress of recent months, who wouldn’t want to celebrate the beauty and happiness that are spread by flowers? 

2. Events for British Flower Week 

Want to get involved with British Flowers Week?

You can…

Throw your own celebrations in a COVID-19 safe way and share your ideas and images on social media using #BritishFlowersWeek.

You can also check out the schedule for the week’s events

We’re super excited to be involved. 

Our Blooming Haus Workshop takes place on Thursday 17 June

British Flower Week

We’re amongst illustrious company with top florists Cyrill Tronchet, Hazel Gardiner, JamJar Flowers, Simon Lycett and Tattie Rose also participating. 

They have been taking part in an exhibition at the Garden Museum running from 10 June 2021 to 15 June 2021

Those attending the exhibition, with a theme of “Healing”, have had the opportunity to attend workshops, garden tours, and talks.  

healing exhibition 2021 at British Flowers Week

The florists have also created impressive floral sculptures on the healing theme. 

If you haven’t attended the exhibition this year, we’d still recommend a visit to the museum

There’s a permanent display of paintings, tools, and all things gardening

It’s a gardener’s and flower lover’s paradise. 

3. Creating a British Flowers Week Window 

Last year, we welcomed the introduction of “British Flowers Week Windows.”

And it’s back…

You get the chance to decorate your window with British grown flowers whether you’re a business owner or a member of the public. 

Window floral designs are our thing so we have much love for this concept 😍

Psst…

You don’t have to be a mega-gifted florist to take part. 

Just a simple bouquet or even a single stunning bloom is enough to show your support for the event. 

shop window by blooming haus

There’s also a toolkit to download for added inspiration and decoration templates. 

Want to decorate your window?

That’s great news. 

Just head into the garden and grab some flowers to use. 

Or, visit a local grower, florist, or wholesaler

Remember, it’s all about celebrating flowers grown in this country

And HAVING FUN!

You’ll be amazed just how incredible flowers you take for granted look when put together. 

For example…

tulip bouquet for spring

Don’t forget to share your decorations on social media using #BritishFlowersWeek and tagging @MarketFlowers.

Doing this shows your support for local businesses in the flower industry

Plus…

New Covent Garden Market is reposting the best windows

And…

There are prizes to be won. 🏆

4. Win Prizes for British Flower Week 

Like the idea of winning a prize for your window flower designs?

You can.

The organisers of British Flowers Week have some great prizes to give away for the best designs in various categories. 

Want to know more?

Celebrating British Flowers Week 2021 competition

The categories and prizes are:

  • Children aged 0-12, two prizes, “Flowers to Spot Book” to identify flowers and Personalised Flower Press for pressing flowers. 
  • Young Person aged 13-17, three prizes, “The Healing Power of Flowers” by Claire Bowen and Éva Németh, Personalised Flower Press for pressing flowers, and a bouquet of British flowers.
  • Adults 18+, three prizes, “The Healing Power of Flowers” by Claire Bowen and Éva Németh, a three-month Lily subscription from Smith & Munson, and a bottle of English sparkling wine from Swig Wine Merchant. 
  • Horticultural and Floral Businesses, two prizes, “The Healing Power of Flowers” by Claire Bowen and Éva Németh and a bottle of English sparkling wine from Swig Wine Merchant.
  • Other British Businesses, three prizes, “The Healing Power of Flowers” by Claire Bowen and Éva Németh, a three-month Lily subscription from Smith & Munson, and a bottle of English sparkling wine from Swig Wine Merchant. 

You get to show your support for British flower growers AND be in the running for a prize. 

What’s not to love? 

Even better…

You also get into the habit of buying flowers grown in this country

5. Why Buy British Grown Flowers?

Wondering why you should buy British grown flowers

As master florists in London we’re experts on the subject.

And we’re happy to share our knowledge with you…

Flowers grown locally are completely fresh, so you get the maximum vase life from your blooms

Seasonal flowers in the UK are excellent value for money as they’re readily available. 

Buying seasonal flowers that are grown here also means you get blooms that look their absolute best

Last but not least…

Celebrating British Flowers Week 2021 british grown flowers

You get to support local industry and initiatives promoting the protection of wildlife and biodiversity

Want to learn more?

We run regular masterclasses throughout the year. 

You get to visit our studio, join us buying local flowers from our friends at New Covent Garden and learn how to create your own personal floral design. 

Take a look at our journal post about our Spring Masterclass to find out more about what to expect. 

Unleash Your Artistry At Our Spring Floral Design Masterclass (2021)

Keep an eye on our journal and social media for details of future events. 

Celebrating British Flowers Week 2021 blooming haus masterclass

We look forward to meeting you and sharing our love of buying local as part of our sustainable ethos.

Sourcing flowers locally reduces our carbon footprint by reducing distances from growers to our studio.  

This sustainable aspect is a major reason why we support British Flower Week

Of course, it’s not just flowers that are native to this country that are grown here. 

But, we’ve developed a passion for British wildflowers and their sustainable growth for floristry since moving to this country. 

6. Discover British Flowers 

The flowers that you see growing wild in the UK are stunning additions to floristry designs

Local growers produce them in a sustainable way that ensures biodiversity and wildlife are protected

Want to know more about British flowers?

We’ll introduce you to some of our personal favourites. 

Lily of the valley 

These dainty white blooms are perfect for a boho bridal bouquet. 

Celebrating British Flowers Week 2021 lily of the valley

They also have an amazing scent that’s unforgettable. 

Primrose 

The native British primrose is pale yellow with darker yellow at its centre

Celebrating British Flowers Week 2021 primrose

You can mix it with other varieties for a pop of colour in your home or business. 

Honeysuckle 

The scent of a honeysuckle is amazing

Celebrating British Flowers Week 2021 honeysuckle 1

And we love using the uniquely shaped pink, yellow, and white blooms in our creations. 

Forget-me-not

Want a pretty British flower that’s perfect for a flower girl’s posy?

Celebrating British Flowers Week 2021 forget me not

The delicate blue forget-me-not is a great choice. 

Foxglove 

The spectacular foxglove is a standout sight in the British countryside. 

Celebrating British Flowers Week 2021 foxglove

It also gives colour and height to floral creations for events and business premises. 

Hellebore 

We love the hellebore for spring floral designs

Celebrating British Flowers Week 2021 hellebore 1

It’s fresh and playful blooms perfectly capture the energy and positivity of the season. 

7. Tell Us About Your British Flowers Week Celebrations 

Feeling inspired to get involved with British Flowers Week?

That’s amazing. 

Tell us what you’re doing between now and 21 June to support the event. 

We’d love to hear your stories

Just pop something in the comments

And don’t forget…

British grown flowers are important all year round, not just for one week. 

Local growers and florists are waiting to work with you. 

Our Floral Workshop for British Flowers Week

Incase you missed it…

“Celebrating #BritishFlowersWeek in collaboration with New Covent Garden Market – a Floral workshop with Master Florist Michal
We hope it inspires you to play with British blooms 😃!
This is the 9th year of #britishflowersweek; a passionate and colourful campaign run by our friends at New Covent Garden.
After supporting British Flowers Week 2020, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall officially launched this year’s event on Thursday, 10 June, at the Garden Museum in London. This launch was for the museum’s exhibition in honour of British Flowers Week.
The official events for the week itself began on 14 June and run until 21 June 2021.
The best part? You don’t have to be a florist or grower to get involved.
You can get creative and throw your own celebrations by decorating your window with British grown and foraged flowers.
There are even prizes to be won!
Psst – just don’t forget to use the hashtag #BritishFlowersWeek
You can also check out the virtual schedule for the week’s events here:
We’re super excited to be involved!
We’re amongst illustrious company with top florists Cyrill Tronchet, Hazel Gardiner, JamJar Flowers, Simon Lycett and Tattie Rose also participating.
Those attending the museum exhibition, with a theme of “Healing”, have also had the opportunity to participate in workshops, garden tours, and talks in person.
The florists have also created impressive floral sculptures on the theme of healing.
If you haven’t attended the exhibition this year, we’d still recommend visiting the museum.
There’s a permanent display of paintings, tools, and all things gardening.
It’s a gardener’s and flower lover’s paradise.
Finally, with the theme of ‘healing’ in mind what would you name this finished installation?
If you’d like to see more of how we do what we do on IGTV, double-tap and tell us what you want to see more of in the comments down below.
We would love to hear from you.
Happy British Flowers Week!”

8. Ready to Discover Designs Created with British Grown Flowers? 

Looking for professional floristry for your home or business?

Flowers grown locally create fresh, colourful, and sustainable floristry creations.

At Blooming Haus, we source as many of our flowers locally as we possibly can. 

Call us on 0203 389 9609​ to talk about your ideas and requirements. 

Celebrating British Flowers Week 2021 designs created with british born flowers

Or email us at :

Corporate & Events: Business@Bloominghaus.Com

Weddings & General Queries: Contact@Bloominghaus.Com

We’d love to develop unique floral creations for you, using flowers grown in Britain.

One last thing…

Spread the word…

#BritishFlowersWeek

9. Other Resources You May Find Useful 

https://www.bloominghaus.com/wedding-flowers/autumn-weddings-what-flowers-are-in-season/

https://www.bloominghaus.com/wedding-flowers/wedding-flower-packages/

https://www.bloominghaus.com/wedding-flowers/kirtlington-park/

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