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Perth Hub pop-up Flower Market for Scottish grown flowers

25/07/2020
by Nick Creed

Scottish Flower Grower Collective is to stage first ever pop-up Flower Market in central Perth on Wednesday 29 July 2020. The venue will act as a hub for florists to browse and pickup orders from local flower growers.

  • Cut flower growers from across central Scotland invite florists and flower-lovers for a morning of seasonal, scented flowers and floristry
  • An initiative supported by Scottish Enterprise to develop the Scottish grown cut flower industry
  • Pop-up Flower Market to be held at Giraffe Laidside in central Perth (follow directions below) on 29 July from 9.30am to 10.30am for florists only and to the public from 11.30am to 12.30pm

Growers from the Perth and Fife region are inviting florists and flower-lovers to the first ever pop-up Flower Market at Giraffe Laidside in Perth. Visitors will be able to buy beautiful, seasonal blooms from growers based in the Perth area, and find out more about Scottish grown flowers from the flower farmers that produce them.

Florists are able to pre-order flowers on Flower Scout for pick up at the Perth hub. Simply select the option at checkout.

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The Flower Market will be open for florists from 9.30am-10.30am and to the general public from 10.30am-12.30pm every Wednesday. At 10.30am on Wednesday 29 July, florist and flower farmer, Adelaide Menzies from Adelaide's Secret Garden, will be demonstrating a wild and wonderful seasonal urn arrangement from Scottish grown flowers, while talking through her flower choices with fun facts about flowers. Refreshments will be available from Giraffe’s pop-up cafe. The venue is mostly outdoors and undercover and will be able to operate safely with appropriate social distancing and with contactless payments.

The Flower Market is the brainchild of a collective of Scottish flower growers from all over central Scotland, who are working with Scottish Enterprise towards raising the profile and developing the Scottish Grown Cut Flower industry. Imported flowers from Holland and as far afield as Kenya, Ethiopia, Ecuador and Colombia account for an estimated 90% of all cut flowers sold in Scotland. The aim of the group is to promote and celebrate the wonderful range of flowers and foliage that are grown commercially in Scotland without the air miles, seasonally, using organic methods and contributing to a sustainable economy. Flowers for everyone that don’t cost the planet.

As part of the project’s research and development, the group identified that access and distribution of Scottish Grown Flowers were the most significant barriers to florists using local flowers. The Perth pop-up Flower Market will explore how regional hubs for the pre-order and collection of Scottish cut flowers might encourage more florists to think local and buy more Scottish cut flowers.

Directions: The event is at Perth Giraffe Laidside, St Catherines Road, Perth PH1 5RY (beside RAAD's Garage) on Wednesday, 29 July. Please note this is NOT at the South Street Cafe - follow this link https://goo.gl/maps/sXTXz7kCiibt6eG18

For further information call Cristy on 07716136605