A massive thank you to everyone who supported British Flowers Week 2019. It was another fantastic week with thousands of you getting involved and over thirty events taking place across the country. In particular, a huge thanks to our five florists who created installations for this year’s exhibition at the Garden Museum: Bloom + Burn, Carly Rogers Flowers, All For Love, Rowan Blossom and Worm London.
#BritishFlowersWeek travelled far and wide reaching over 5 million of you across social media. Across Twitter and Instagram over 1500 people used the hashtag with a combined total of roughly 5000 posts.
Yet again, the press got behind British Flowers Week with with over 42 pieces of coverage in regional, trade and national media, including this article in The Telegraph and this one from Real Homes. We were proud to announce the surge in British flowers sales which are up by 4% with The Guardian featuring this wonderful piece.
Altogether, British Flowers Week featured across over forty different pieces both on and offline, with a combined readership of over 150 million!
British Flowers Week at the Garden Museum
This year’s British Flowers Week exhibition at the Garden Museum, proudly supported by Gardens Illustrated, saw five of the country’s most exciting florists create beautiful floral installations to the theme of ‘memories’. Around 1800 people came to visit the museum during British Flowers Week. Filling the Garden Museum with an abundance of colour using British flowers from New Covent Garden Market, our five participating florists were Graeme Corbett of Bloom + Burn, Carly Rogers of Carly Rogers Flowers, Ruth Davis of All For Love, Rowan Gilmour of Rowan Blossom and Katie Smyth of Worm London. Check out their installations below.
The exhibition was open to everyone from the Tuesday with the incredible displays drawing the attention of both the media and the public. And just in case you missed it, we have a brilliant gallery of photos from throughout the week that you can find here.
British Flowers Week supporters and events
Below we have featured some of the incredible support we received throughout the week as well as a few of favourite snaps. Over thirty events took place across the country including workshops, book launches, guided tours and talks.
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Blooming marvellous This week we are celebrating British Flowers Week at the Royal Opera House. There will be lots of lovely things happening, including fresh bouquets for sale, botanically inspired food and drinks in the Piazza Terrace Bar and complimentary hand massages from @nobleisle in the shop. Come enjoy the spectacle and share your snaps with #BritishFlowersWeek
The Royal Opera House collaborated with florist Simon Lycett, adorning the Floral Hall with flowers supplied by Flowers From The Farm in support of British Flowers Week.
Feast your eyes on this amazing display from the multi-award winning @Flowers_ft_Farm featuring the freshest #flowers from British farms to your doorstep – just in time for the last day of #BritishFlowerWeek! pic.twitter.com/UYt4QPVGIh
— Gardeners World Live (@BBCGWLive) 15 June 2019
A beautiful display, again from Flowers From The Farm, rightly picked out by BBC Gardeners World Live.
Wake up and smell the roses! Lilies, tulips, roses, and carnations are among the many blooms painted in Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder's still life with almost scientific precision: https://t.co/Y2MnYStiuS #BritishFlowersWeek pic.twitter.com/QcxYdsVDli
— National Gallery (@NationalGallery) 12 June 2019
We were so excited to see the National Gallery bringing some art history to British Flowers Week!
As it's #BritishFlowersWeek my daily #Devon photo today is another shot of that gorgeous wild flower meadow above Sidmouth earlier this week…#Devon #Sidmouth #Flowers #wildflowers @VisitDevonUK @visitsouthdevon @ThePhotoHour @visitsidmouth pic.twitter.com/erVL0QGUWh
— Gary Holpin | Photography (@GaryHolpin) 12 June 2019
Just look at these stunning wild British Flowers Week captured by photographer Gary Holpin.
— Kew Gardens (@kewgardens) 14 June 2019
Brilliant to see Kew Gardens supporting the campaign. Incredible Alliums, Roses, Astrantia and Foxgloves!
Having come across from the USA, farmer-florist Erin Benzakein was a little blown away by the beauty that can found in British gardens.
A big, vibrant bucket of British grown flowers from New Covent Garden Market’s Pratley and Zest Flowers.
A British flowers workshop hosted by @elworthy_flowers at Howbury Farm Flowers.
BRITISH FLOWERS ALL YEAR ROUND
We hope you enjoyed this year’s British Flowers Week! But don’t forget British flowers are available all year round.
They’re available from several traders at the Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market including Pratley, Zest Flowers and DG Wholesale Flowers. And British foliage can be found at GB Foliage and Porters Foliage.
And to help you know what’s in season when, you can download a British flowers seasonal calendar for free over on the New Covent Garden Market website.