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British Flower Provenance Investigation Conclusion
The Great British Florist floristry team has now conducted a full investigation into the provenance of all flowers we supplied as British home-grown.
In the absence of a nationally-recognised assurance scheme and a lack of co-operation by one of our suppliers, the investigation concluded that it was not possible to prove that some of the stems that were bought in as UK grown were actually grown here.
At the moment in the UK only 10% of the flowers sold here are actually grown in Britain, and we are committed to helping redress the balance. This means that we are actively growing and buying British Blooms whenever we can. However to this end we have changed our provenance as follows:
PRO BRITISH FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE
When you order any kind of fresh posy or bouquet from us we will always include as many guaranteed British Grown flowers and foliage as we can (dependant on design and season) and we will stamp the packaging with the number of British Grown Stems it includes.
100% BRITISH FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE
If you order one of our 100% guaranteed British arrangements we will ALWAYS guarantee that every single stem is #grownnotflown with full provenance to farm level available. In order to achieve this we have altered and improved our supply chain, and have put in place our own quality standard with the aim of promoting British Grown Flowers as much as possible.
For more information please see “How British are we?”
And our Mission Statement