For British Flowers Week 2020, we invited the UK to take part in a competition to decorate their windows with British Flowers. Competition categories and the winners are listed below. It’s a huge congratulations to from New Covent Garden Market to all the winners, and a big thanks to everyone who decorated their windows and shared them on Instagram. Each and every window was delightful and amazing, and we hope our followers loved seeing them as much as we did. It was such a success that we’re going to do it all again next year.
New Covent Garden Market based florist, Ruari McColloch of Pinstripes and Peonies was delighted to judge the competition,
“This was a really tough job but one I totally enjoyed. All the windows were stunning, and the effort and creativity of the entrants was so inspiring and impressive. Congratulations to all. Here are the winners!”
Ruari McColloch – “Most of all though, especially now it’s lovely to see someone having fun with flowers, enjoying them and being creative.”
@growing_green_fingers in Esher. Sylvia gathered garden flowers and put her arrangement in her playhouse window with violas. She is very talented with a bright future. Congratulations Sylvia!
@emilyhogarth in Edinburgh. Maggie is a fabulous florist in the making. She helped bring these roses back to life through pruning and lots of love. Congratulations Maggie!
Young Person 13-17
Ruari McColloch- “I still get nervous attaching flowers to glass so it’s a pleasure to see a master at work!”
@your_vision_my_promise in London. Your son designed a creative, incredible window. Our judge commented he has a gift to be encouraged and developed. Congratulations!
Horticultural and Floral Businesses – It was a tie!
Ruari McColloch – “My absolute favourite thing about these entries is the obvious and huge pride the winners show in their work. Rightly so they are all brilliant!”
@cecilyandernest create bespoke seasonal florals, weddings, events, sympathy & bouquets in London and the South East. Congratulations Alison!
@frannygbrown is a florist, gardener and designer. Her work is wild, natural, borrowed-from-the-landscape and romantic. Working and collaborating nationally. Congratulations Franny!
Adults 18 and Over
Ruari McColloch – “This was massively hard category to judge! So many beautiful displays and it broke my heart not to give it to every vase of sweet peas I saw.”
@thecountrynurse_ is a minor illness practitioner, country lover, cottage dweller and flower grower in Oxfordshire. Congratulations Jen!
Ruari McColloch – “This winning arrangement really cheered me up. It’s simple but pretty and exactly the sort of thing I have at home when I pick flowers rather than have them come back from an event.
Other UK Businesses
Ruari McColloch – “I love the explosive alliums in this and growers north of the border are amongst the best I know and very underrated!”
@locavore_cic is a local organic grocer, offering vegetable box delivery in Glasgow. Congratulations team Locavore!
The winners will receive fantastic prizes such as Flowers from the Farm bouquets, Bread & Roses bouquets; floral books On Flowers, The British Flowers Book, Flowers to Spot; flower presses and Swig Wine Merchant’s British Wine.