Join New Covent Garden Flower Market and the rest of the nation, in celebrating British Flowers by placing a bouquet or picture of British flowers, foliage or plants in your businesses 'shop window' or home this British Flowers Week, which begins next Monday 15 June.
This year marks the eighth British Flowers Week - a national celebration of the wealth and variety of all things British flowers, foliage and plants and the amazing people behind them. By getting involved you will be demonstrating your support for British flower growers and small independent businesses across the UK. You'll also be sharing something gorgeous for passers by to look at!
This year the theme for British Flowers Week will be 'Healing'. There’s now scientific evidence to demonstrate that it’s life enhancing to spend time amongst plants and flowers and so we want to add a spot of floral fabulousness into the world for this special celebration. We also want everyone to reflect on the amazing soothing and calming impact of flowers, foliage and plants.
How to get involved
For the first time, this year New Covent Garden Market is calling on the public and businesses to get involved by creating their own British Flowers Week' windows. This could be anything as simple and stunning as a single stem or a pretty bouquet picked from a garden of your own, or sourced from one of the many UK suppliers. Take a look at www.britishflowersweek.co.uk for window decorating ideas and a list of suppliers.
There are also two ready-to-print British Flowers Week' window notes to download which you can display in the window. One of these allows you to dedicate your creation to others! Download them here and here.
Here at Flowers from the Farm, we’d also love you to join in the celebrations and share your photos on facebook, instagram etc using hashtags #BritishFlowersWeek #NewCoventGardenMarket and tagging @MarketFlowers and @flowersfromthefarm. We look forward to seeing your creations!
Where you can source British Flowers
New Covent Garden Flower Market is re-opening its doors to the public on the same day as British Flowers Week begins.
You can also find your local flower grower on the Flowers from the Farm map.