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?
- What to Expect During British Flowers Week 2021.
- Events for British Flower Week.
- Creating a British Flowers Week Window.
- Win Prizes for British Flower Week.
- Why Buy British Grown Flowers?
- Discover British Wildflowers.
- Tell Us About Your British Flowers Week Celebrations
- Ready to Discover Designs Created with British Grown Flowers?
- 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.
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…
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?
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.
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.
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 😍
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.
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.
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.
New Covent Garden Market is reposting the best windows.
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?
The organisers of British Flowers Week have some great prizes to give away for the best designs in various categories.
Want to know more?
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?
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…
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.
Keep an eye on our journal and social media for details of future events.
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.
They also have an amazing scent that’s unforgettable.
The native British primrose is pale yellow with darker yellow at its centre.
You can mix it with other varieties for a pop of colour in your home or business.
The scent of a honeysuckle is amazing.
And we love using the uniquely shaped pink, yellow, and white blooms in our creations.
Want a pretty British flower that’s perfect for a flower girl’s posy?
The delicate blue forget-me-not is a great choice.
The spectacular foxglove is a standout sight in the British countryside.
It also gives colour and height to floral creations for events and business premises.
We love the hellebore for spring floral designs.
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?
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…
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.
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…