How long have we been growing flowers in the UK?
British flowers have been grown commercially for over thirty
years. Without the lengthy transportation and refrigeration used
for imported flowers, British stems have a better scent and stay
fresher for longer.
Where are flowers grown that florists use in their shops?
Most flowers used in florist’s shops are grown in farms in
Holland, the Netherlands, Africa and South America; they are
then imported into the UK. However, this is not beneficial to the
environment- supporting British flowers is both more
environmentally sustainable and helps national flower farms.
Where are English flowers grown?
Flower fields can be found all over the UK; tulips are grown in
King’s Lynn, UK. Many British flowers are also grown in
Lincolnshire and Dorset.
What types of flowers are grown in the UK?
- Delphinium; If you are looking for flowers with some height, delphinium is a plant that can grow to be up to six feet, depending on the variety that you plant.
- Rambling Rose; This is a beautiful flower that can grow on trellises and over archways, similar to ivy.
- Peony; these are traditionally used in wedding bouquets.
Where can I buy English grown cut flowers?
A selection of British flowers can be found for sale in our shop, Flowers at Moor Street, in Birmingham City Centre; a vast variety can also be found at your local garden centre/nursery.