WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
At the moment around 90% of the flowers sold in the UK are produced elsewhere, and this is despite us being a nation of gardeners and horticulturalists (after all, there is only one Chelsea Flower Show!).
We are on a mission to redress this balance as much as we can, so when you choose to use us as your florist we will ensure that wherever possible we will use UK Grown Flowers and Foliage. You can have a Wish List for particular stems - for example, say your Grandma loved Roses or Freesias and it would mean the world to you to be able to include them on your special day but they aren’t quite in season to be grown in the UK; if this is the case we will use mixed provenance blooms where necessary and as much UK grown as possible.
At The Great British Florist we promise to always make sure that you know how many locally grown flowers have been used in your wedding arrangements, so that you can see how much you are helping the growth and use of British grown blooms!
By the way, it is always worth keeping in mind that Mother Nature really does rule the flower world and although we can source a variety of different stems, there is no way of guaranteeing all stem types all year round. For example, UK grown Peonies are usually available June - July but we can often stretch this with Peonies grown a little further afield, but cannot promise them all year round.
Whatever the challenge, because of our own flowers and our flower farmers I feel we can promise that we always have the most amazing (and comprehensive) selection of flowers possible, and this means that we always have blooms and colours to match your ideas that are absolutely stunning!
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