BRITISH FLOWERS WEEK: Bloomin’ lovely British garden roses

20th June 2014


To end a glorious week championing the British flower growing industry, the lovely people at New Covent Garden Market are showcasing the bride of all flowers, the British garden rose, for British Flowers Week.

Just look at these beauties (it's a shame you can't smell them too)!

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So it's not surprising that London florist McQueen's Duncan McCabe chose to work with the nation's favourite - blousy, romantic, intensely fragrant and beloved of brides nationwide, the Garden Rose just has to be the quintessential British summer flower. He says that the beauty of the British garden rose is in it's imperfections, lack uniformity and all stages of 'openess'. Here he's created a gorgeously luscious hand tied bouquet using rosa Deep Secret and Pure Poetry.

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Available from May to September and in all shades of white, cream, apricot, peach, pink, red, purple, the Garden rose is, rather surprisingly, only stocked by one New Covent Garden Market trader, Zest Flowers, but you can source it from many small individual growers throughout the UK. Check out our wedding directory for florists and growers of British seasonal flowers championed by Green Union.

You can read the whole story and see more images over on the New Covent Garden Market blog.

Download the New Convent Garden British Flower Chart here. It gives honorary status to British flowering foliage! Use the chart for reference when planning your own seasonal wedding flowers.

Images: New Covent Garden Market for British Flowers Week

 


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