The Flower Folk, a Newcastle based flower and plant specialist, is championing flowers grown in the north east as part of a national campaign to encourage more people to choose locally sourced blooms in their bouquets.
British Flowers Week 2019 takes place from 10-16 June and will see The Flower Folk, which opened in Jesmond in 2018, host a week of events including talks, workshops and a British flower takeover where the shop will solely stock seasonal, locally grown flowers and foliage to show off the variety and quality of flowers that are grown in the region.
Pip Lowe, owner of The Flower Folk, sources seasonal flowers from flower farms in Northumberland and said:
“Many people don’t know about the range of beautiful cut flowers that are grown right here in the north east so I’m delighted to be supporting British Flowers Week and excited about the British flower takeover in our shop.
“Because they are produced on our doorstep, local flowers are incredibly fresh so when you buy north east flowers not only are you supporting local businesses, you are getting a fantastic fresh product that lasts longer and doesn’t have the environmental impact of flowers that come from further afield. ”
Kate Norris, owner of Northumbrian Flowers, one of the local flower farms that supplies The Flower Folk, said:
“It’s fantastic that local florists like The Flower Folk choose to stock the flowers we grow in the heart of Northumberland.
“Buying locally produced flowers is a sustainable and environmentally friendly way of providing floristry services and we hope to see more florists get on board after British Flowers Week.”
Events are taking place at The Flower Folk shop and studio on Brentwood Avenue in Jesmond throughout British Flowers Week and are available to book at www.theflowerfolk.com.
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