Back at the end of the November, a group of wonderfully talented British flower growers (and me!) met up at Floral Circus' fab HQ and workshop/studio to spend the day talking about all things flower related. Welcomed by hot coffee and biscuits, there was lots of flowery chatter about the 2014 growing season, plans for the 2015 season ahead and considerable pondering about how best to connect the beautiful British flowers that are being grown with the florists (like me) who are desperate to use them. After a very tasty homemade lunch of soup and crusty bread followed by the most amazing apple tart, we all then made a festive wreath using the beautiful and of course British bounty picked from the woods and grounds surrounding Floral Ciricus's studio.
I had my camera, so with the kind permission of all those involved, I happily took some behind the scenes shots of the day as it unfolded and here they are. The lovely Jo from Floral Cicrus has also written a blog which contains all the links to the talented bunch of British growers that I spent the day with. You can read it here.
Words and pictures by Louise Bowditch, Bouquets and Blooms