British Flowers

Why buy British grown flowers? 

A huge proportion of flowers bought by consumers in the UK are imported from as far afield as Ecuador, Colombia, Ethiopia and Kenya, whether they’re purchased in florist shops, supermarkets or at the local market.

 
At Interflora, we’re on a mission to try and increase the volume of home-grown stems used in floristry today, in order to reduce the carbon footprint of the beautiful bouquets and arrangements our florists are creating, and to support our local business communities.

Buying Local

By supporting your local flower grower, you’re also supporting your local ecology and economy. Freshly picked and interesting stems, British grown flowers are also frequently scented as they don’t need to undergo the rigours of international travel. They also reflect our seasons beautifully, giving some real points of difference to many of the standard, uniform stems we import. By supporting British floriculture, we’re also helping to attract pollinators and other wildlife to our countryside, and support biodiversity in Britain.

 

Reduce flower miles

British grown flowers travel a fraction of the miles covered by their imported cousins. Consumers know of ‘Dutch flowers’ but while The Netherlands grows a huge volume of flower crops, its flower auctions are also a relay for stems grown across Europe as well as for those air-freighted thousands of miles from South America, Africa and Asia. Approximately 86% of the UK cut flower market is currently made up of imports. (Source for data point?) Wouldn’t it be beautiful to increase the proportion of British grown stems we use?

 

Where to buy?

We’re talking with British growers all the time. The purpose of this page is to signpost you either to local growers in your area, or to growers that pack and deliver mixed boxes of British grown stock. We’ll be adding more growers to this page over time, but for now let us introduce you to Lambs Flowers, Flowers from the Farm and Smith & Munson – click on the logos below to find out more!


Meet some of our favourite British Growers

 

They have some beautiful stock available for you! 

Lambs Flowers

Click on the logo above to find out more about Lambs Flowers, and to order stock!

 

Lambs Flowers are a growing nursery based in the heart of Lincolnshire, started nearly 40 years ago and specialising in seasonal flowers. What originally began as a 4.5 acre field is now an 11 hectare site growing over 25 million stems of flowers each year. Tulips are their main crop, followed by Stocks, Lisianthus, Antirrhinums and other summer flowers.

 

Lambs Flowers take their sustainability responsibilities seriously. Their tulips are grown hydroponically, eliminating the need for pesticides and preserving peat bogs. Irrigation is by recycled rainwater collected from roof gutters and stored in onsite reservoirs, and during the winter months a biomass heating system keeps their crops warm, using recycled wood such as end of life pallets and fruit packaging.

Lambs Flowers deliver countrywide using DPD.


Flowers From The Farm

Click on the logo above to find out more about Flowers from the Farm, and find your nearest grower!

 

With almost 1000 members from Cornwall to Inverness, Flowers from the Farm is a network of small-scale, artisan cut flower growers in the UK, delivering to florists in their local areas.

Use their ‘Find Flowers’ page to search their directory and find a grower in your area.

To buy flowers, get in touch with individual growers directly via the contact details in their listing.


Smith & Munson

Click on the logo above to find out more about Smith & Munson, and see what beautiful stems they have available!

 

Five generations of expertise has brought our business to where it is today, specialising in growing premium quality cut flowers. We are passionate about growing, and our love for flowers is reflected in everything we do from our brand to our final product. We take care every single step of the way from the beginning of the flower's journey, when we pick the very best varieties for the season ahead, to proudly sending off our flowers.

 

Our lilies are sent via DPD using their Next Day Delivery Service to Mainland UK. All of the other flowers we grow are sent via Royal Mail using their Tracked 24 Service to Mainland UK. However, please note that we cannot guarantee these will arrive the next day. 


Flowers by Clowance

Click on the logo to visit the website and see what beautiful stock they have available for you and your customers.

 

Flowers by Clowance, based in Cornwall is a Cornish and British Flower and Foliage Wholesaler.
Owner James Cock studied Commercial Horticulture for 3 years at Pershore College of Horticulture.

They are a Hub for Cornish Growers and the Best British Flower and Foliage growers in the UK.
 Delivery is next day via Courier Nationwide from Cornwall to Scotland Tuesday's to Friday's.
They currently email 4,700+ UK Florists weekly with their British flower and foliage availability.
No Minimum order - just a delivery charge from £11.50+Vat