Celebrate British Flowers Week June 1, 2017 – Posted in: News
British Flowers Week – the national campaign to encourage everyone to buy more seasonal, locally grown cut flowers – is taking place on 19-25 June, and at St Leonard’s Flowers in Exeter, we will be celebrating in style.
We have always been a strong supporter of using locally grown flowers in our hand-tied bouquets and floral arrangements. As well as a dedicated window display and in store area displaying the best seasonal choices, this British Flowers Week will see a new florist’s choice bouquet available to order on our website. This unusual bouquet will be made from 100% British Grown Flowers, as local to Exeter as possible. Making it the perfect unusual gift for any special occasion.
There will also be a chance to win a bouquet of British Flowers worth £30 with our photo competition that will run on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The competition will commence on Monday 19th June and end on midnight Sunday 25th June. To enter, simply take a photo of the local flowers in your garden or around Devon and submit the photo under the hashtag #StLeonardsFlowers. The photo that shows the best local flowers will be the winner.
Owner Steven Fox said “As a Exeter-based, independent florist we like to support our area and local growers. We’ve always favoured seasonal, British grown flowers in our arrangements due to their improved scent and natural wild look. They are also better for the environment as they have a lower carbon footprint. We’re looking forward to celebrating British Flowers Week 2017”.
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About British Flowers Week
British Flowers Week is the weeklong celebration of British-grown cut flowers and foliage that aims to bring British flowers back into British homes. The brainchild of the team at New Covent Garden Flower Market, where British flowers have been traded for centuries, British Flowers Week runs from 19-25 June 2017 and unites growers, florists and wholesalers across the country.