We often talk about local and seasonal food but less of local and seasonal flowers. We have become accustomed to finding flowers available year-round losing perspective of traditional seasonal flowers. Yet flowers forced to grow out of season generate a huge carbon footprint as they need to be heated. The impact of the cut-flower industry also has a human cost. Like many other industries, it relies on cheap labour and workers work in appalling conditions with crops laced with dangerous pesticides.
This Valentine’s Day show your love with a seasonal British flower bouquet. Eco retailer By Nature has a great selection bound to please anyone questioning where their flowers are coming from and how they are grown. Each bouquet is hand-tied and created using local & seasonal flowers and foliage sourced ethically and sustainably from the Tregothnan estate in Cornwall and nearby growers. “Warmed only by the sun” By Nature’s bouquet selection has the lowest flower miles possible so you can feel good whilst treating somebody special!
Voted amongst the 50 Best UK Florists by the Independent, Tregothnan is a working estate since 1335 where traditional skills and craftsmanship still survive and thrive. The horticultural skills gleaned from generations of gardeners inspires this range of seasonal British flower bouquets. Tregothnan is committed to sustainability, minimal flower miles and the seasonality that comes from offering English flowers.
Here are some highlights for this Valentine’s Day: