The sixth annual British Flowers Week is nearly upon us and it’s a great opportunity to see and promote some of the best British-grown flowers that this country has to offer.
So many of the flowers we buy today are grown abroad by large commercial growers, so by taking part in British Flowers Week, we can support more independent home-grown florists and the greater British floral industry.
British Flowers Week was started by the New Covent Garden Flower Market in 2013, with the aim of raising awareness on the many different British flowers that are available. It’s a great way to inform and encourage people to buy British grown flowers where possible.
It takes place between the 18th and 24th of June, with events taking place all over Britain, including competitions, flower workshops and more.
So why should we choose British flowers? Well generally, British flowers are fresher, smell better and will live longer than imported ones. They are also better value for money and are becoming increasingly popular, as more people are choosing to buy more ethically and locally grown plants.
Get involved by coming to one or more of the excellent events that are taking place, or why not organise your own British Flowers Week event alongside your local growing community? The British Flowers Week website has loads of great ideas and information on how to do your part for this special occasion, such as designing your own British flower bouquet or getting schools and workplaces involved.
Vote for your favourite British Flower
It is an important and exciting time for gardeners, and to celebrate, I’ve created a poll where you can vote for your favourite Great British flower.
Have your say on which of these beautiful flowers you think deserves the title of favourite British flower by clicking the link and voting now.
The results will be revealed after the poll ends at 11:59 on the 24th of June 2018.