The BBC Great British Garden Revival programme has inspired a flower festival organiser to go totally British this year.
The non-profit floral event is held for charity at Hurst College Chapel in West Sussex and this year will be open free to the public on Saturday 14th June.
Themed around Songs & Music……..think Vivaldi 4 Seasons, Sunny Side of the Street etc!. It is anticipated that all of the blooms and foliage featuring in the displays will be British grown.
Georgie Newbery of Common Farm Flowers in Somerset has also already agreed to sponsor one of the designs.
Children at the school are being encouraged to grow flowers for the event and Sarah Raven has kindly donated seeds for this purpose.
The event organisers are asking if any UK growers may like to sponsor the event by donating whatever they felt they could, the more the merrier!
Another feature of the festival is that it will be totally ‘foam free’ with all the designs in water using traditional mechanics such as chicken wire and floral pins along with more modern alternatives such as tapes and test tubes.
This event could be a fantastic showcase for British flowers and a natural beautiful approach which may even inspire others.
The organisers will give a free 1/4 page advertisement in the programme for any businesses who are able to sponsor/donate to the festival.
British Cut Flowers will be following progress and intend to feature the festival and all the wonderful British flowers in June.
If you would like to get involved, contact Belinda; email@example.com