British Flowers Week 2016 reaches 10 Downing Street

It’s official: British flowers are at the heart of government! A magnificent urn brimming with beautiful, fragrant British flowers and foliages is currently adorning the entrance hall of the Prime Minister’s official residence at 10 Downing Street in celebration of British Flowers Week 2016 thanks to the fab students at Capel Manor.

Grower Profile – Smith & Munson Ltd

Read about Smith and Munson, a family firm specialising in tulips and lillies. They use the new technology to ensure that not are their flowers in the best possible condition, but also contributes to their sustainable

Grower Profile – Fieldhouse Flowers

Meet Gill Hodgson, who has spent her life as a flower farmer and runs Fieldhouse Flowers. See how she grows over 80 varieties of flowers and ‘doesn’t let the weeds bother her’.

Day Four – About British Lupins

Our focus flower for day four of British Flowers Week is lupins. Learn more about these dramatic spire-shaped flowers and how to care for them.

The First Lady and her British Flower Bouquet

When Michelle Obama visited London this week, it wasn’t just her words that impressed us. Our eyes feasted on the gorgeous summery bouquet she was given during British Flowers Week… We’ve tracked down the florist!

Day Three – About British Alliums

Find out more about the so-called ‘ornamental onion’, including how to identify the best alliums on offer and tips on caring for these fascinating flowers.

Day One – About British Larkspur

Uncover the delights of our first British Flowers Week flower, larkspur, including when to buy and how to care for this versatile bloom.

Day One – Zita Elze – A Profile for British Flowers Week

Read about our first British Flowers Week florist, Zita Elze, who forges a unique path in the world of floristry. Founder of Zita Elze Flowers, she opened her beautiful flower shop and event floristry business back in 2003 and the Zita Elze Design Academy in 2010.