The Great British Florist is part of our small company Wiggly Wigglers based on Lower Blakemere Farm in Herefordshire.

Wiggly Wigglers has been supplying British Flowers for the last nine years as part of our natural gardening business. We have found that people love to buy proper real flowers that vary from bouquet to bouquet, that change through the seasons. It makes a real change from the usual imported mass produced alternative.

In 2012 we decided to focus on British Flowers and offer a larger selection and so The Great British Florist was born. Our farm has planted a cutting patch packed with traditional garden flowers to add to the sunflowers, wheat and barley it already produces for the florist.

All our flowers are proudly sown and grown on British Farms, and this means that very often our flowers are much, much, fresher than their foreign competitors. They will often be picked conditioned and with you within 48 hours, meaning you can expect them to last days longer in the vase. It does mean that some of them are grown in tunnels, but our zero air-miles and straight forward delivery means that our carbon emissions are minimal.

There are arguments to support overseas flower production in terms of income and jobs, – but to my mind it is simple. At the moment only 10% of the flowers sold in the UK are actually grown here – that’s just madness.

Why ship flowers half way around the world when we can grow them here, and when we do there’s extra free benefits to be had. Our cutting patch, by it’s very nature, is providing a feast for bugs, butterflies and birds. By buying British Flowers, not only are you sending something beautiful and lovely, you are supporting British Wildlife and biodiversity at the same time. A very lovely win, win.

Wedding Flowers

At the Great British Florist, we hope to make the process of choosing your flowers hassle free and easy- isn’t that how it’s supposed to be? We want to make sure that you know exactly what you’re getting, who you’re talking to, and how much you’re paying- all from day one.

We offer lots of different ways for you to have the most Beautiful British Blooms for your wedding and we are perfectly suited to all budgets. Have you considered doing your own flowers? Or maybe you’d love a luxury, hand-tied British Bouquet. Either way, you’re sure to find something here that would be just perfect for your wedding day. If you want British Flowers and foliage, – you will enjoy lots of benefits (yes we are a bit biased but read on…)

You will have the opportunity to have lots of gorgeous and green flowers, – A lot of the varieties are simply not available in the world of flowers on a commercial scale, we also have a Wildflower meadow to pick from and a farm from which to forage… You will have freshness, scent (lots of imported flowers have very little perfume) and the satisfaction of knowing your flowers are grown…. not flown!

These days around 90% of the flowers sold in the UK are imported from overseas, having been mass-produced on an enormous scale and often air-freighted around the world… If you want to play your own part in helping build back our British Flower Farmers – we hope we are indeedy the florist for you.

Flower Courses

Fancy turning your hand to flower arranging? Maybe you have a wedding coming up and love the idea of making your flowers yourself?

We will always have a bunch of courses online, ready for you to book, from a complete DIY Wedding Flower Course to half-day Make your own Posy Workshop and we’re also offering five week Introduction to Floristry Courses! Our courses are run in a very casual and enjoyable environment, helping you get the most out of your time and helping to build confidence. All of our courses include all of the material that you use, your final design to take away, tea and cake and personal tuition from our wonderful tutors!

We can also put you together the perfect bespoke workshop – At The Great British Florist Flower School we want you to be able to put together a perfect workshop to suit your group, we are happy to work with groups over six and will try to find a time and subject to suit your needs.

Each Course will include;

  • A private lesson from our professional team of Tutors
  • All of the flowers and equipment you will need
  • Tea and Cake in the break (Unless you request something else)
  • Your Final Arrangements to take home!

Our Flower School in on Blackfriars Street, Hereford – as part of the Robert Owen Academy, who’s students we are also teaching floristry skills!

Our Workshops also make great gifts! Send your loved one one of our Flower Workshop Vouchers.

Corporate Group Activities

Our courses are run in a very casual and enjoyable environment, helping you get the most out of your time and helping to build confidence. They make perfect team building and bonding exercises, for both men and women, allowing your staff to express themselves creatively whilst working alongside their colleagues. (Of course they are also great for just a it of fun!)

All of our courses include all of the material that you use, your final design to take away, tea and cake and personal tuition from our wonderful tutors!

We can  put you together the perfect workshop – At The Great British Florist Flower School we want you to be able to put together a perfect workshop to suit your group, we are happy to work with groups over six and will try to find a time and subject to suit your needs.

Each Course will include;

  • A private lesson from our professional team of Tutors
  • All of the flowers and equipment you will need
  • Tea and Cake in the break (Unless you request something else)
  • Your Final Arrangements to take home!

Our Flower School in on Blackfriars Street, Hereford – as part of the Robert Owen Academy, who’s students we are also teaching floristry skills!

Address

Our Address:

The Great British Florist The Robert Owen Academy Blackfriars Street Hereford HR4 9HS

GPS:

52.0598032, -2.7169885000001

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