Cake Tasting Day 10th October!

 

 

 

Mybaker Cake tasting day at Kensingtonflowers

Did you know that we have partnered with Mybaker to offer a beautiful bouquet of flowers with a delicious range of bespoke cakes?

We are excited to let you know that Mybaker are coming to our shop and offering a cake tasting day on Wednesday 10th October, from 10am – 4pm

Grab a slice of cake, some macarons, vegan delights and even some truffles whilst enjoying the flowers and plants in our shop.

Look forward to seeing you!

 

Vanilla and Mixed berry cake Flowers and Cake Gift Set
Flowers and Macarons gift set
My Baker lemon and poppyseed mini cakes available to buy with flowers as a flower and mini cake gift set at Kensington Flowers

Kensington flowers Gift Vouchers

Introducing Kf Gift Vouchers!

We are pleased to announce that Kensington flowers gift vouchers are now available to buy online or in store.

Gift vouchers are an ideal gift to treat someone who loves flowers.  Vouchers offer the recipient the opportunity to choose what they want, when they want.

Our vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and can be redeemed  in store or over the phone and used to purchase one of our beautiful bouquets, cut flowers, plants or vase arrangements.  Available in denominations of £25 and £50.00.

The Signature Gift Vouchers are packaged in an all white card and envelope, delivered with a hand written message on your behalf.

Option to collect in-store or next day nationwide postage by Royal Mail recorded special delivery.

For same day London delivery, please contact us us directly on 020 7225 3176, so we that we can arrange courier services.

British Flower Week

British Flowers Week

To celebrate British Flowers Week this week, we thought we would share a little bit about how we shop for our flowers, our favourite British Flowers and why we choose to buy British.

Why do we love British Flowers?

Nowadays there are many different ways to buy flowers as a florist. Dutch flower lorries mean you can have a mobile shop full of fresh flowers delivered to your door. There are flower farmers and now small local growers in Britain who supply freshly cut flowers from their cutting gardens, wholesalers selling on line as well as from retail units and and then there is the New Covent Garden flower market in London.

For us at Kensingtonflowers, Juliet makes the journey to New Covent Garden Flower Market each morning to stock up on fresh flowers, foliages and plants for the shop.

We usually stock the shop with a mix on British and imported flowers depending on the season.

We choose to buy British whenever possible, because the fewer air miles a flower has flown to get here means that the flowers stay fresher for longer. British flowers are generally of a higher quality and at a better price when they are in season. We also like to support local growers where we can, given that we are a small independent business ourselves, we like to shop local!

To celebrate we thought we would share our favourite British Flowers.

For Douglas, who is the right-hand man in the shop and responsible for our brightest bouquets, there is no better British flower than the Anemone, in particular the rich dark purple anemone.  UK grown anemones are available for a limited time but are truly special.

In the shop you will find it in Douglas’s bouquets mixed with parrot tulips, ranunculus,, rosemary and herbs.

For Juliet, who owns the shop and is the driving force behind Kensingtonflowers,  she likes to keep it simple and elegant with lily of the valley.

In the shop, when in season,  you will find these beauties in little pots of their own, or as tiny cut bunches, allowing their simplistic beauty and signature fragrance to shine.

Our limited edition, British Flower Week bouquet.

In support of British Flower Week we have created our own limited edition British Flower Week bouquet. This bouquet is filled with peonies, sweet william, scabiosa, astrantia, and myrtle. It is a celebration of all the things we love about British Flowers.

You can purchase the bouquet in our online shop here. 

If you would like any more information on British Flowers Week or any of the events being held, you can visit their website here: British Flowers Week

For more information on the New Covent Garden Market, opening times and flowers, you can visit their website here: New Covent Garden Market

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Happy New Year 2018!

A big thank you to all our customers for your support the past year. Now the Christmas festive period has passed and we’ve said farewell to 2017, its time to look ahead and be positive to the fresh New Year and look forward to what will come.

We have reopened this week after our holidays and we’ve been busy here at Kensingtonflowers. Our customers are re stocking their houses with fresh Orchid plants, spring flowers and sending many ‘thank you’ and early January birthday bouquets.

The studio has had a good spring clean, we have been clearing away the remnants of Christmas and enjoyed having a little layout change around.  Douglas has been busy planting up spring bulbs of hyacinths, Hellebores, tete-a-tete and primulas whilst Juliet has enjoyed buying and stocking the shop with wonderful spring flowers. Anemones, scented narcissi, tulips, lilac to name a few.  The studio is looking and smelling beautiful!  Why not come and visit us?

We are making some exciting plans for 2018 and can’t wait to get started.  We will keep you posted…

Wishing you a very happy, healthy, peaceful and exciting 2018 from all the team at Kensingtonflowers.

London flower deliveries

We are pounding the London streets with our arms filled with glorious summer flower bouquets, delivering orders to some very lucky people!  London flower deliveries! Hydrangeas, English peonies and sweet peas, cornflowers, scented stocks..they are all in season now, at their best and beautiful as ever.  Don’t miss out…they are only available for a short time!

 

Christmas has arrived at Kensington Flowers

We have been busy preparing for Thanks Giving and Christmas…orders for advent rings and door wreaths are now being taken.

All our advent rings and door wreaths are lovingly made to order and bespoke. We make each wreath ourselves at the studio, from the mossing of the wire frames to the wiring of all the pine, fruits, cones…etc.

Choose from a wide selection of decoration –  simply plain pine or decorated with fresh red berries, cones, dried fruits, eucalyptus pods, lotus heads, lichen branches, cinnamon sticks, ribbons or no ribbon, fixed foliages, mixed pines…..the choice is here.

If you are not of fan of traditional pine, we also make olive wreaths, mixed foliage wreaths, eucalyptus wreaths, and we even made a Brussel sprout wreath last year by special request!

  

 

September Wedding

Wedding flowers

Not long back to work after the summer holidays and we had our first wedding of the season  – A small family service at Christchurch, Kensington then to follow a celebratory reception at the Lanesborough Hotel, Knightsbridge.

It was a fresh, all white floral theme celebrating the last days of summer with white hydrangeas, scented freesia, avalanche roses, spray roses and phlox throughout, from the church displays, the bridal flowers to the table arrangements for the wedding breakfast.

 

Welcome to our new website

Hello and a warm welcome to the new Kensingtonflowers website!

We are so happy about the changes we’ve made and hope you enjoy browsing through our updated online shop.  We now offer more choices of bouquets, arrangements and plants to choose from – you can now even order flowers for a whole year, as a very special gift to a friend or loved one.  Here at the shop, we often get requests from clients who wish to send flowers on a regular basis, usually once a month,  and so we thought it made sense to have this service available to order on our website…Hope you like it!

You can now order from us whilst on the move too from your mobiles, pay by paypal, have direct links to our social media pages…making it even easier to get in touch with us. All very exciting!

  Calendar flowers – order flowers for a month, 3 months, 6 months or a year!

It is now just over a year since we’ve moved premises to our flower studio in Victoria Grove, and can’t believe how quickly the time has passed.  I hope you feel the spirit of the shop through our new website and I’ll endeavour to keep you updated with our news and activities on this blog.  In the meantime, you may wish to take a look at my mini interview with Michelle at Almost essential    //www.almostessential.com/flowers-latest-trends-and-tips/