British Flowers Week to run in June

The first British Flowers Week to run after New Covent Garden Market moves to new premises.

The new Covent Garden Flower Market will be opening on 27 February. The 30 businesses will move to a smaller 4,650sq m (50,000sq ft) building as the old site nearby is redeveloped for housing.

British Flowers Week is on 19-25 June.

Covent Garden Market Association, which runs the London wholesale flower market, founded the British Flowers Week campaign in 2013.

Flowers From The Farm, the network of around 200 UK artisan cut flower growers, is backing the campaign, which aims to celebrate British cut flower growers, wholesalers and florists.

In June 2016, over 50 British Flowers Week workshops, talks, pop-up shops and floral demonstrations took place. There were British cut flowers in Downing Street, in stately homes and RHS gardens, whilst on social media the hashtag #BritishFlowersWeek reached 8.7 million people on Twitter and over 3 million on Instagram.
"British Flowers Week is a dedicated opportunity for us to celebrate all that is truly exceptional about British flower growers and the independent British florist," says Helen Evans of New Covent Garden Flower Market. "During the week, our home-grown florists show the true beauty of British flowers and foliage at their very best."

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