British Flowers Week Pressed Flower Union Jack Commission by Annie Tidyman, Botanical Artist

Columbia Road Press is a British company owned and run by Annie Tidyman. Annie created the British Flowers Week Union Jack and also the ‘How to Press Flowers’ Guide in our downloadable Toolkit.


Annie is a successful graphic designer and a former Creative Director in the advertising industry. She has always had a passion for typography and design.

Living on Columbia Road ignited the love of flowers she’d had since she was a little girl and after finding some pressed flowers in a book from her childhood, she decided to combine these two passions and Columbia Road Press was born.

‘I remember my mum  buying me a flower press when I was small and  the joy it brought me when I opened the press to reveal the hidden treasures within. I still feel the same way when I open the industrial sized presses I have built today.’

After extensive research, and plenty of trial and error with different preservation techniques, Annie now creates beautiful bespoke artwork and prints using the medium of flowers.

To purchase prints of the pressed flower Union Jack, other available prints, or to discuss private commissions or collaborations, contact Annie on Instagram @columbia_road_press.

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by British Flowers Week Team