There are few presents that make us feel as special as flowers do. Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, new job or a lovely surprise out of the blue, being presented with a bunch of beautiful smelling colourful flowers, with a personal card, is pretty hard to beat.
Thanks to Emma Davies Photography for the photos used in this blog post!
So when it comes to Mother’s Day, it feels like the perfect opportunity to say thanks to your mum by giving her a lovely bunch of her favourite flowers. But have you given much thought to where you buy flowers from, where they’re grown and who grows them?
As it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday we caught up with Fiona Arnold, Founder of The Good Flower Company about British grown cut flowers.
As you’d expect it’s a super busy week for Fiona and we didn’t want to take up too much of her time, but we did want to highlight what a great job Fiona is doing to support and grow the British flower market.
The Good Flower Company was created to provide an alternative to the flowers found in florists and supermarkets.
“Our quest to find the cut flower growers of the South West has lead us to find some true artisans. Growing the most wonderfully, diverse, deliciously scented flowers that you could ever wish to hold in your hand or enjoy in a vase.” Fiona Arnold, The Good Flower Company
The Good Flower Company aims to reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint of growing and importing cut flowers by providing locally grown flowers for the local market which reduces air miles and the refrigeration needed. They also monitor energy, water and waste.
“We aim to buy direct from the growers, which in turn means the flowers are fresher, and ecological because they do not require lengthy periods of refrigeration or to travel vast distances.”
To find out more about the British cut flower growers that Fiona works with and to find a British grower near you visit the websites and facebook group below:
Flowers from The Farm – the nationwide network of cut flower growers
Devon Flower Growers is a small co-operative of flower growers based in and around Devon
British Flowers Week is run by New Covent Garden Market, Monday 19 June to Sunday 25 June 2017
Do you buy flowers for your office, for the reception area or as gifts to clients or colleagues? Do you know whether they’re grown locally? It might be worth looking into when buying flowers in future.
I hope you enjoy buying and receiving beautiful flowers this Mother’s Day!
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