BRITISH FLOWERS WEEK: Garden Pinks for a colourful & fragrant wedding

In Seasonal Inspiration

So today's a big day for garden pinks, or dianthus, a much underrated British flower and grown here since before the time of Queen Elizabeth I. The garden pink was known as the gillyflower in the 16C and the name 'pink' as in the flower is presumed to predate 'pink' as in the colour.

In season from May till the end of June, the pink is showcased by New Covent Garden Market and the florist Simon Lycett for British Flowers Week, the common or garden pink, grown right here in the UK, mainly Devon, is a divinely perfumed little beauty and worthy of any bridal bouquet.

Check out how this charming little British flower can light up a foliage candelabra of trailing ivy and jasmine officianalis creating a really cost effetive table centre piece full of drama, perfume and colour.

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

Go to our wedding directory for British florists and flower growers championed by Green Union.

Download the New Convent Garden British Flower Chart here and use it for reference when planning your own seasonal wedding flowers.

Images: New Covent Garden Market for British Flowers Week


Published: 18-06-2014

Published By: Rosie


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