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Being the flower experts, we enjoy writing about all the things going on in the world of flowers! We can keep you up-to-date on all the news - you’ll get to hear about what our florists are up to, hints and tips, new products we’ve designed and discovered, what’s going on in the industry and more!

Win #SurpriseFlowers Every Day*

by Bethany Day on September 24, 2014

Earlier this month we asked you to send us your stories of people who deserved to be surprised with flowers and we’ve been overwhelmed with the response.

While we’re busy reading all your heart-warming stories to select the seven lucky people who’ll receive a surprise delivery from Mark Wright, we wanted to give you the chance to send a bouquet of surprise flowers to that special someone in your life.

All you need to do to take part is tweet #surpriseflowers at @InterfloraUK between 7am-4pm every week day between now and 21st October.

We’ll randomly choose one winner per day to send a surprise bouquet to the person of their choice.

So whether you have a fabulous friend, amazing aunt or a one-of-a-kind carer in mind, tweet #surpriseflowers at @InterfloraUK now for a chance to surprise them with a beautiful bouquet.

Good luck!

Terms and Conditions
• This competition is open to UK residents aged 18 or over excluding employees of Interflora British Unit, or any of its subsidiary companies, their families, agents or anyone else connected with this promotion.
• To qualify for entry all you need to do is tweet #surpriseflowers @InterfloraUK between 7am-4pm Monday-Friday from Wednesday 24th September 2014 and Tuesday 21st October 2014.
• Entry is deemed as acceptance of the terms and conditions.
• This competition is limited to one entry per person per day.
• Competition entries must be received before 4pm every week day. Entries submitted after that time or during the weekend will not qualify for entry into the competition.
• Every day there is one competition prize available and there will be one winner.
• The winner will be randomly selected at 4.30pm each day and publically announced by 5.30pm. Please make sure you are following @InterfloraUK to ensure we can contact you directly.
• The competition prize is the Interflora Bouquet of the Month.
• Prizes are subject to availability.
• Prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternative will be given.
• The winner will be selected at random by an independent person.
• In order to claim the prize the winner must respond within 48 hours by a private message on Twitter.
• By entering this competition you give permission for promotional activity around this competition to be used by Interflora British Unit.
• Interflora reserves the right to change, amend, alter or cancel this competition at any time, without prior notice. No correspondence will be entered in to.
• These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights.
• This competition is run by Interflora British Unit.

*Every week-day between 24th September 2014 and 21st October 2014.

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Surprise Someone Special

by JamieT on September 10, 2014

As the official flower partner of ITV’s Surprise, Surprise, we are delighted to announce the launch of our #SurpriseFlowers campaign which will see deserving people across the country being surprised with beautiful flowers on their doorstep by TV personality Mark Wright.

We’re asking the Great British public to recommend a friend or family member to receive a surprise visit from the TV star where he will present them with a spectacular Interflora bouquet.

They may even get the chance to star in our TV adverts that will be running in the commerical breaks of Surprise, Surprise when the show airs in October.

In order to put your loved one forward all you need to do is visit www.interflora.co.uk/surprise and tell us why your loved one deserves to be surprised.

Whether its a fabulous friend, an amazing aunt or a one-of-a-kind carer we want to hear their story.

We will select our favourite and most heart-warming stories after the closing date at 6pm on Tuesday 23rd September and inform the lucky entrants in October.

For full terms and conditions see www.interflora.co.uk/surprise or to join in the conversation search #SurpriseFlowers

Good luck!

 

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Celebrate British Flowers Week with Home Grown Blooms

by Bethany Day on June 12, 2014

British Grown Stocks FlowersMonday 16th June marks the start of British Flowers Week, a campaign championed by the New Covent Garden Flower Market to raise awareness of the wealth and variety of home-grown flowers and foliage.

British grown flowers have been enjoying something of a resurgence in popularity recently with more and more people wanting to celebrate the seasons and support British growers. Often scented, British flowers have a charming natural beauty and just-picked freshness that make them a favourite with florists and consumers alike.


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Chelsea Flower Show: What Happens when the Crowds go Home

by Bethany Day on May 24, 2014

Between May 19th and 24th, thousands of people flock to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to see some of the most beautiful flowers and garden designs in the world.

But what happens to all the flowers and displays once the final visitors have gone home? We take a look at some of the ways the exhibits live on after Chelsea.


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Art and Horticulture meet at Chelsea Fringe

by Bethany Day on May 23, 2014

One of the exciting things about the Chelsea Fringe is when a modern art installation and horticulture come together and ‘Tiny Taxonomy’ in Belgrave Square, Belgravia is one of those great moments.

Taxonomy is the scientific term for the naming of plants and Canadian designer Rosetta Sarah Elkin has selected a cross section of miniature examples of different plant forms to create an installation in the very exclusive private garden in Belgrave square.


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A Passion for Peonies

by Bethany Day on May 22, 2014

Belgravia, London, is I’m pleased to say, not immune to joining in with the horticultural jamboree which is the Chelsea Fringe. The place to visit is Neill Strain’s Flower Lounge where for the previous fringe Neill put on a display of rarely seen tulips, this time it’s the turn of the fabulous peony.

Who can possibly resist the pull of the peony? Big and blowsy with taffeta heads resembling the most elaborate of ball gowns in a range of glorious colours, florists love them and brides love them to. The ones on show at the Flower Lounge are simply breath-taking, the perfect place to indulge in pure peony passion.


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Flower Choreography at Chelsea Fringe

by Bethany Day on May 22, 2014

A dance studio may not seem an obvious place to house a Chelsea Fringe exhibit, but the Siobhan Davies Dance Studio is as interested in contemporary art as it is in choreography  – and the two work together surprisingly well.

Landscape designer and sculptor Daniel Lobb has created two installations, both of which rely on interaction from visitors and staff.


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St. Pancras Station goes Green for Chelsea Fringe

by Bethany Day on May 21, 2014

Taking in London’s Chelsea Fringe is a fascinating journey around some unexpected places – how about a pop-up garden, inspired by the impressionist paintings of Monet and Renoir on the Grand Terrace of St. Pancras Station? Not to be missed! Although smaller than might be imagined, (not quite Kew Gardens transported to North London), it was a welcoming green sight in the red brick and metal surrounds of the station.


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Chelsea in Bloom in Pictures

by Bethany Day on May 20, 2014

Between Monday 19th and Saturday 24th May, some of London’s premier retailers will take place in the annual Chelsea in Bloom competition.

The competition, which is held in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, takes place during the week of the Chelsea Flower Show, and this years theme  ‘Creation in Colour- a journey through fashion, food and lifestyle’, has prompted some fantastic entries and truly spectacular floral displays.
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Another Gold for Interflora at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

by Bethany Day on May 19, 2014

Interflora team at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014We are delighted to announce that our floral design exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been awarded a Gold medal. It is the fifth prestigious medal to be won by Interflora in as many years.

The floral design exhibit named ‘Succession’ was created by a team of five young florists aged from 21 to 27 years and has been awarded a Gold medal in recognition of the floral creativity and artistry displayed in its concept and construction.


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