A celebration of cut flowers. Here are some of our favourite events taking place during British Flowers Week 2015.
British Flowers Week is the annual campaign in support of the British cut flower industry founded by New Covent Garden Flower Market in 2013. It brings together florists, growers, wholesalers and the public in a celebration of British cut flowers. The programme covers events taking place all over the U.K, including pop-up workshops, demonstrations and displays. Here, we pick out a few of our favourites. Find full details of all the events at britishflowersweek.com
The Garden Museum, London
Thursday, 18 June 2015
6.30 - 8.30pm
Watch five, high profile florists create stunning floral designs from British flowers and foliage. Florists include:
- Bloomsbury Flowers - Stephen Wicks
- Jane Packer Flowers - Charlotte Slade
- Jay Archer Floral Design - Jay Archer
- That Flower Shop - Hattie Fox
- Zita Elze Flowers - Zita Elze
This event is ticketed, so buy in advance to avoid disapointment.
Scottish Growers and Midsummer Market: Duns, Scotland
Friday, 19 June 2015
5.30 - 8pm
Local cut flower growers will be bringing British flowers to the celebrations at the Midsummer Market in the small Borders town of Duns. On their stall you can buy bunches of seasonal flowers and even make-up your very own Midsummer crown.
Open day: The Forgotten Garden, Devon
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
10am - 9pm
This natural style garden will open for the first time this week and welcomes walkers, artists and photographers to come and enjoy the garden and take part in the activites running throughout the day, including a floral art demonstration. Refreshments are available, although visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic.
Pop-up workshop: Wild Flowers Company, Camden
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
7pm - 9pm
Learn to make beautiful and interesting flower arrangements using flowers and foliage provided for you from local suppliers. You will go home with one arrangement and a set of posies. Tickets include materials and refreshments for the evening, book your place HERE.
Buttonhole workshop: The Flower Hive, Bridgend
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
6pm - 7pm
Eva, of the ethical flower farm, The Flower Hive, will be running a buttonhole workshop. As well as making your buttonhole bouquet, take a walk around the farm's very own flower patch. Email Eva email@example.com to book.
Twitter will be blooming with tweets and photographs of the events taking place thoughout the week. Join the conversation by using #BritishFlowersWeek and keep an eye on our Gardens Illustrated account for regular updates and news. You can follow us @Gdnsillustrated.