I learned a while ago that Harrods will be making a fragrance garden for the Chelsea flower show and though it sounded intriguing, I wasn’t fully on board. Up until this banking holiday when the shop was redesigned for the ‘Pop-up Flowers’ campaign.
So where do florists buy their flowers? The answer is a bit complicated as there is a range of options a florist can have: Grow the flowers themselves, buy them directly from growers, get them via one of the large auctions or from wholesalers. This may seem obvious, but when you consider that the flower trade is an ancient business and that flowers are better traveled nowadays then people who buy them, it starts to look like this topic needs a bit of explanation.
Recently the Columbia Road Flower Market has been featured a lot on the Internet, be it Instagram or blogs it felt like it was everywhere. So I decided that I need to find another flower market, which is less known to the general public.
If flowers from the corner shop wouldn’t do and you can see the difference between mass market creations and a bouquet with a difference, then Scarlet & Violet is definitely a place for you!