A great feature at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show this year, were the garden hideaways; sheds transformed into private sanctuaries. One that particularly caught my eye, was ‘The Story of a British Flower Wedding’.  A garden hideaway created for planning a wedding day.

Inspirational haven

The shed was to provide a haven for the bride and included mood boards, fabric samples, inspirational magazines, books and stunning flowers. While the exterior showed the life cycle of the British flower wedding. From seed through to being cut and arranged into a selection of wedding inspired floral designs. All the flowers displayed were grown by North West area members of Flowers from the Farm.

The display was designed by the members and lead by Clair Jee, from Patch to Posy and supported by the Wedding stylist Nina Marika.

Flowers from the farm

It is sad to think that most of the flowers available for sale in this country are imported.

As a nation of farmers, gardeners and flower lovers, it’s a shame that the UK only holds 15% market of the flower market.  There are too many supermarkets, florists and flower wholesalers, purchase their flowers from abroad, despite us having some amazing growers in the UK.  Find out more on how you can support the UK flower industry.