Wednesday, 18 June 2014
British Flowers Week
Did you know that this week, June 16th – 20th, is British Flower Week?
What is British Flowers Week?
A week‐long celebration of the wealth and variety of the Best of British cut flowers and foliage, championed by New Covent Garden Flower Market
What’s it all about?
British growers have been sending to London’s famous Flower Market for centuries, and whilst cut flower production is now a global business, British flowers and foliage are enjoying a long-awaited resurgence in interest.
The Flower Market initiated the first ever British Flowers Week in June 2013, and its social media campaign reached over 200,000 people via Twitter, facebook and newcoventgardenmarket.com
So, now you know! British Flowers Week is a great opportunity to learn more about your local growers and wholesalers. A lot of you may not even know what local growers are close to your home, particularly if you live in the Westcountry.
Take the chance this week, while the weather is gorgeously sunny, and find out more about a grower near you! You can find out lots on facebook and twitter, simply by following #britishflowersweek. Or if you don’t have the time for all that, then nip to your local florist or road side trader and ask to purchase a bunch of locally grown flowers and do your bit towards this fantastic industry!