Published on June 16th, 2015 | by admin
British Flowers Week
Did you know that it is the third annual British Flowers Week?
British Flowers Week was first set up in 2013 by New Covent Garden Flower Market to promote British flowers and foliage and to ‘bring British flowers back into British homes’.
Aiming to engage with florists, growers and wholesalers, British Flowers Week is a celebration of British cut flowers.
British Flowers Week events
During British Flowers Week, flower farmers are offering the general public a glimpse of life in a working nursery as well as floristry demonstrations and pick-your-own sweet peas. What’s more growers and florists are also staging pop-up demonstrations, creating window-displays and special British Flowers Week bouquets.
Two billion industry
The UK fresh cut flower and indoor plant market is worth around £2.2 billion at retail level which represents an average spend per year of £36 on flowers and plants. It is estimated that around 60% of this annual represents people buying flowers and plants for themselves.
Most popular cut flowers
According to the Flowers and Plants Association Roses tops the table of popularity when it comes to the most sought after cut flowers. Whilst many of the flowers we admire at market stalls are grown here, the majority are actually imported. In fact it is estimated that British-grown flowers are estimated to represent just 15% of the flowers sold in the UK.
Popular wild and garden flowers
It doesn’t have to be for special occasions such as Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, flowers can be enjoyed all year round. With such an abundance of colourful and vibrant flowers to choose from when it comes to what to display in a vase at home, the Flower Stamps Collection available here at the Post Office Shop is a good starting point for inspiration.