A RECORD YEAR FOR BRITISH FLOWERS with THE GREAT BRITISH FLORIST
You will know that we are farmers and one of the aims closest to our hearts is to promote British Flowers. Garden Flowers which are beautiful, scented and have less flower miles than their imported counterparts.
To that end you may have read our article on “HOW BRITISH ARE WE?” which actually shares the news that over the last couple of months we have altered our aim to sell 100% British Blooms to sell as many British Blooms as we possibly can! (and at the same time supplementing them with flowers brought in from overseas.)
Well, the good news is by having a little more flexibility on sourcing our flowers we aim (and we WILL) actually sell more #grownnotflown flowers! How? I hear you ask…. Well, especially with wedding flowers people have a specific bloom that means a huge amount to them… Maybe Nana had freesias in her bouquet, or the bride’s favourite flowers are roses… Up until now we have gracefully (yet regretfully) sent these lovely folks away to another florist as we could not source specifics. New this year when we have specific requests we will try and source the specifics and use as many locally grown flowers as we possibly can.
We WILL continue to offer any bride the option of our 100% homegrown wedding flowers as we have British Blooms all year round.
Since adjusting our sourcing policy we have in fact sold lots more locally grown flowers! Each week we publish a stem count on UK grown flowers that we have sent out and the record week so far has been Mothering Sunday week in which we managed to send out 30135 British grown flowers and foliage. A true Win Win Win Win we think. For Brides, farmers, florists and BEES! :)
Heather and San
Just wanted to say thank you so much for the lovely bouquet of flowers that you sent to my daughter today. She's been shielding since February so these made her day. She was delighted that there were no lilies in the flowers as she suffers with hayfever. Thank you - Helen P
Just to say a lovely thank you for the beautiful arrangement of flowers for the funeral sheaf I ordered for my fathers funeral. He was 91 and always interested in the environment and wildflowers. The arrangement was just perfect. Many thanks once again - Magda B
My family arranged for you to deliver flowers for my birthday last Monday and I have to say that they are the best flowers I have ever received! After a week they are still looking amazing and are likely to do so for several days yet. Thank you very much! - Mary B