RHS Harlow Carr Gardens celebrates British Flowers Week

PUBLISHED: 15:54 12 June 2015 | UPDATED: 15:05 28 November 2017

The photographs show the transition between winter and spring flowers. The moody, deep tones of the hellebore - a flower which grows easily in Yorkshire and which can be seen in many of the borders at Harlow Carr - moving into the brighter pinks of the first spring tulips and blossom

The photographs show the transition between winter and spring flowers. The moody, deep tones of the hellebore - a flower which grows easily in Yorkshire and which can be seen in many of the borders at Harlow Carr - moving into the brighter pinks of the first spring tulips and blossom

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Celebrate the variety of cut flowers this month with the help of Yorkshire growers. Photographs by Sarah Mason Photography

Flower growers from around Yorkshire come together to celebrate British Flowers week later this month at RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate. It’s the first northern celebration of cut flowers and is designed to showcase the variety and abundance of Yorkshire-grown flowers - and show people what can be done with them.

British Flowers Week is June 15th-19th and a national celebration of seasonal, locally-grown flowers and foliage which features a series of events and displays at New Covent Garden Flower Market in London. Gill Hodgson, regional co-ordinator from the Flowers from The Farm for Yorkshire and the North East, is organising the Harrogate event together with 30 flower growers and floral designers from around the region. According to Gill there is a ‘quiet revolution’ happening here in Yorkshire. ‘Slowly but surely the demand for British cut flowers - the kind with scent and beauty and real character - is increasing,’ said Gill.

‘The catwalks of London and Paris this year were brimming with floral fashion. Floral crowns are still everywhere we look and more brides want that just picked from the garden look for their big day. All of those flowers can be grown in Yorkshire and are available locally to buy.

‘The cut flower growing community across Yorkshire and the North is as diverse as the types of flowers that are grown - from breath-taking hellebores to dahlias the size of saucers, blowsy garden roses to delicately climbing clematis.’

On Wednesday, June 17th Gill and a team of flower growers and floral designers will bring British flowers to RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Five sites around the garden will be filled with flowers. Visitors will have the chance to see the life of a cut flower- from seed sowing to advice on what to grow in Yorkshire, to what to do ‘artistically’ with those flowers. Stationed around the garden will be areas where visitors can see the creation of flower crowns, button holes, bouquets, centre pieces and the odd flower beard.

The aim is to encourage people to consider using and buying more British grown flowers and perhaps to start growing their own. Gill said: ‘In a similar way to buying other locally grown food and produce, choosing locally grown flowers has obvious benefits for the environment - more wildlife, more flowers and fewer air miles – as well as a boost for the local economy.’

Flowers in the photographs are grown and supplied by the Yorkshire and North East members of Flowers from the Farm. Design by Firenza Floral Design and Simply by Arrangement

To find out more about British Flowers Week at RHS Garden Harlow Carr visit rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr or call 0845 265 8070.

To find out more about Flowers from the Farm visit flowersfromthefarm.co.uk

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