British Flower Week is blooming marvellous for Cambridge’s independent florists
Cathy Marchant of Midnight Garden Flower Farm gets ready for British Flower Week It’s British Flowers Week and it’s going to be blooming marvellous – not least local independent florists have gone all-out to bring the brightest, most fragrant displays and bouquets to your doorstep.
The best week of the year for floral enthusiasts can be celebrated by anyone, and you can show your support this year by creating British Flowers Week Windows, or arrangements, in your homes or places of work, preferably where passers-by can enjoy them. This can be as simple as a single stem, a handpicked bunch, a drawing or anything you like. There’s lots of information and resources information and resources available including flower cut-outs and pressed flower guides to dress your window for British Flowers Week starting Monday (June 15) – and lots of encouragement to take a step further and create your own flower bed.
Ready and waiting for your orders are The Flower Project, Nature’s Posy flower farm, Midnight Garden Flower Farm, Clare Kenward Flowers and Small & Green.
The Flower Project is a local independent florists who cycle deliver there bouquets and plants in and around Cambridge. Founder of the Milton-based enterprise, Clare Cook, says: “At this time of year all our bouquets are British flowers only, so we’re working closely with local flower farmers and suppliers to create beautiful, seasonal and fresh bouquets.
“We are an environmentally conscious company and all of our packaging is recyclable or biodegradable. Ordering bouquets and plants on our website is really easy and we keep the customer well informed from the moment it is ordered to it being delivered. We deliver to CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, Milton, Histon and Waterbeach.” Clare Cook of The Flower Project The Nature’s Posy flower farm is run by Debbie Richards, one of a growing number of artisan flower farmers producing seasonal British flowers for the local market. Based on a ½ acre site just south of Cambridge and part of the Flowers from the Farm network, The Nature’s Posy supplies bouquets and posies to order, with mixed buckets of foliage and flowers also available for those who love arranging their own flowers.
“Now more than ever we need to connect with nature, learn to love what we have and appreciate the passing seasons,” says Debbie. “Embracing seasonal, local flowers means we can do just this.” Top Stories on Cambridge Independent
To celebrate British Flowers Week – June 15 to 21 – Debbie will be giving a virtual tour of the flower farm, offering a rare behind-the-scenes look at setting up a new farm site. She is also giving away a gift bouquet to someone special within the Cambridge area.To nominate someone who you feel deserves this treat email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday (June 19), giving a short reason why your nominee is special. The delivery will be made on Saturday, June 20. The Nature’s Posy flower farm is run by Debbie Richards Cathy Marchant runs the Midnight Garden Flower Farm from her […]