Spring time in England is a magical time of year when the world awakens from its slumber and bursts into life with an explosion of colour and fragrance. It’s the perfect time to bring fresh new life into the home, filling it with the joys of spring.
Flowers grown in their natural environments without artificial heat or light tend to be better quality, so select your spring blooms based on what grows naturally Britain. Choosing sustainable flowers that are in season and locally sourced is always the environmentally responsible choice.
Flowers grown out of season often require artificial resources like energy and water to create the ideal growing conditions, which inevitably brings with it negative environmental consequences. In contrast, using seasonal flowers means they you are supporting local growers and reducing the carbon footprint associated with importing flowers from overseas. Think about your vessel too. A handblown glass vase or smaller bud vase is perfect, but it is important to know where it came from and how it was made. Glassblowing uses energy so choose a vase that is unique and built to last a lifetime.
But which British flowers are in season during spring? Below we’ve included a quick guide.
Daffodils – these bright, cheery and affordable flowers are synonymous with spring. They come in a range of hues, from deep golden yellow to white, and are a great choice for adding a pop of colour
Tulips – another popular and abundant spring flower, tulips range in colour from purples and pinks to reds and yellows. They have a sleek and elegant appearance and can add an air of easy sophistication to your vase
Hyacinths – with their sweet fragrance and delicate blooms, hyacinths are a lovely addition any floral arrangement and are available in a range of tones from white to deep purple
Ranunculus – these delicate flowers are a favourite among florists and are known for their frilly petals and vibrant colours. They come in shades of pink, red, yellow and white and can add a touch of whimsy to floral design
Anemones – with their delicate petals and striking centres, anemones are a beautiful choice for a spring time and look particularly lovely as a few single stems popped into a bud vase on a coffee table or windowsill
Bluebells - the sight of a carpet of bluebells in a woodland glade is one of the most iconic images of spring in England. These delicate flowers have a sweet fragrance and can add a touch of rustic charm to any setting
Snowdrops – these white blooms are one of the first signs of spring in England and are a welcome sign after the long winter months. Bringing them indoors is a lovely way to shift the mood
Cherry Blossom – it wouldn’t be spring in London without an influx of Instagram post showing beautiful new Cherry blossom blooms on every street corner. Its delicate white or pink petals combined with strong branches make it perfect for adding a touch of height and sense of drama to your vase. The perfect centrepiece in any room
Spring time in Britain is abundant with floral options. When selecting your flowers, consider the colours and textures of each flower to create a visually appealing arrangement. By choosing the right flowers and arranging them in a thoughtful way, you can create a stunning celebration of the beauty of spring in England.