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A blossoming movement

From its humble beginnings, Flowers from the Farm has blossomed to become the voice of nearly 1000 local, seasonal flower farmers nationwide. The UK flower farming movement has grown in reach and confidence every year, winning awards at renowned flower shows including Gold at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2018, partnering with the Royal Horticultural Society at Hampton Court and with London’s Strawberry Hill House to produce the UK’s most sustainable flower festival.  

In 2023 Flowers from the Farm worked closely with Shane Connolly, the floral designer and sustainable floristry advocate, to bring seasonal, sustainably, UK-grown flowers to the heart of Westminster Abbey, a gift from Flowers from the Farm to HM King Charles and Queen Camilla on their coronation.

Flowers from the Farm’s Honorary President, Gill Hodgson, said:

“It feels as though flower farming has come of age and I could not be prouder of Flowers from the Farm. A decade ago, we were told that our flowers were just for bunting and jam jars, so to see them in Westminster Abbey designed by Shane Connolly, an internationally acclaimed floral designer, is a very special moment. It is incredible to think that the flowers that were just a few days previously growing in my Yorkshire field are now on display to the world in a building of national importance on such a momentous occasion.”

Like our Chelsea Flower Show triumph in 2018, the Coronation is a landmark moment in the UK and wider international ‘Slow Flowers’ movement and demonstrates that local, seasonal flowers deserve to be seen at state occasions just as much as they do in bridal bouquets, funeral tributes or vases in the home.

Jo Wright, Co-chair of Flowers from the Farm said:

“We are delighted and honoured to be involved in this historic event, which places British flowers and small-scale growers centre stage. It has been a pleasure collaborating with Shane Connolly on the design and with Flowers from the Farm members from all corners of the UK to showcase the beauty and rich diversity of UK grown spring flowers.”


Promoting local and seasonal

Our aim is to support flower farmers across the UK and to get our seasonal, local flowers onto the biggest stages where their beauty and perfume can speak for themselves.

Delicate papery petals of white and yellow poppies contrast with the deep tones of golden wallflowers. Flowers for the 2023 Coronation donated by Flowers from the Farm.

The Coronation

Read how we worked with floral designer Shane Connolly  to see flowers grown by our members from across the UK gracing the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

Flowers from the Farm at the In Bloom Theatre, RHS Malvern Spring Show 2022

Our journey

Why flower shows proved the perfect platform to launch our fledgling organisation onto the national stage as we set out to promote local, seasonal flowers.