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British Flower Week 2016


It’s that time of year again where we celebrate the wonderful array of British flowers with British Flowers Week 2016! 

Taking place this week, British Flowers Week is a national campaign to encourage everyone to buy more seasonal, locally-grown cut flowers.

Here at our favourite hotel, Hilton Bankside, we’re celebrating with a number of installations and events.

The Hotel has been decorated to feature a range of British flowers throughout. Greeting you as you enter reception is a beautiful tree structure, bringing the English country into the heart of the urban Bankside city. Adorned with seasonal foliage, the tree is accompanied by the ever dramatic English garden Dahlias, in lots of different varieties and bright colours. There’s simply nothing better than traditional British flowers!

Then heading up to the fourth floor, there’s something very special going on!

Hilton Bankside have collaborated with British jewellery designer Alex Monroe, renowned for his bee inspired collection, for the design of its newly installed beehives. The Bankside Beehives are housed in ‘The Meadow’ garden on the hotel’s large green roof terrace, which is part of a wider initiative to help regenerate greenery into the Bankside landscape. The four beehives have each individually been designed by Alex Monroe to represent each of the four British season. Accompanying the Bankside Beehives, we created a classic English meadow feel with lots of colourful flowers, which almost make you forget you’re on a roof in the city of central London!

Here’s a bit more about the initiative, British Flowers Week is the week-long celebration of British-grown cut flowers and foliage that aims to bring British flowers back into British homes. The brainchild of the team at New Covent Garden Flower Market, where British flowers have been traded for centuries, British Flowers Week runs from 13-19 June 2016 and unites growers, florists and wholesalers across the country.

http://www.britishflowersweek.com/www.britishflowersweek.com gives a full run-down of what’s on, information about seasonal British cut flowers, stunning images of flowers and specially commissioned floral designs by leading florists as well as details of where to buy the exclusive British Flowers Week bouquets. And join the conversation on social media too with the hashtag #BritishFlowersWeek.


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