Are you planning a special event and looking for ways to make it memorable and unique? Using locally grown flowers for your event is a great way to add a personal touch and showcase the beauty of your local community. But that's not all - there are many benefits to using local flowers beyond just aesthetics.
In this post, we'll share with you 10 benefits to using locally grown flowers for your events, from supporting the local economy to enjoying the health benefits of fresh, chemical-free flowers.
So, let's dive in and discover how local flowers can elevate your event to the next level!
Enjoy Fresh Flowers
Local flowers are picked at the peak of their freshness and are usually available within hours of being harvested. This ensures that the flowers look and smell their best, and last longer. At Horse Hill Flowers we take the utmost care when harvesting flowers so they're perfect for your event.
Feel Good with Sustainable Choices
When you choose local flowers, you support local farmers and reduce the carbon footprint associated with transporting flowers from faraway places. This helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which is great for the environment.
Our flowers are delivered with the least amount of packaging possible. If flowers need to be wrapped, they're wrapped with sustainability sourced paper. No plastic wrapping here!
Find a Variety of Blooms
Local flower farmers may offer a wider variety of colours and varieties, including rare and unique blooms that you may not find in imported flowers. This allows you to create a more personalized and customized look for your event. Ask what will be available the week of your event.
Your Pocket Book Will "Thank You"
Locally grown flowers are generally less expensive than imported flowers because they don't have to travel as far. This means that you can get more for your money, allowing you to create larger and more elaborate arrangements without breaking the bank.
Season Specific Florals for Your Event
Flower farms grow seasonal blooms, which means that some varieties are only available during certain times of the year. This allows you to create a more authentic and natural look for your event, reflecting the season in which it is held. Hosting an event in the fall? You can look forward to the very best fall blooms such as asters, strawflowers, sunflowers, and show stopping chrysanthemums.
Supporting Your Local Economy & Flower Farmers
By purchasing local flowers, you support local farmers and the local economy. This helps to create jobs and boost the local economy, which benefits everyone in the community.
Exercise Quality Control
Have you ever ordered imported blooms and felt they were lacking in quality? When you use local flowers, you have more control over the quality of the flowers. You can visit the farms and see the flowers for yourself, ensuring that you get the best quality possible. Always make an appointment in advance before you visit a flower farm to make sure they're open and can accommodate your visit!
Ask for Custom Floral Options
Because local flowers are more accessible, you have the option to work directly with the farmers to create custom arrangements that meet your specific needs and preferences. If you're ambitious, you could work with a flower farmer well ahead of your event to see if they can grow a specific variety just for you!
Building Relationships in Your Vendor Community
Using local flowers can help you to engage with the local community and build relationships with local vendors and suppliers. This can lead to more opportunities and collaborations in the future.
Health & Environmental Benefits
Local flowers are generally grown without the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals, which can be harmful to both the environment and human health. By using local flowers, you can be sure that the flowers are safe and healthy for both you and your guests. Additionally, being surrounded by flowers has been shown to have positive psychological effects, such as reducing stress and anxiety and improving overall mood.
In conclusion, there are many reasons to consider using local flowers for your next event. By supporting local farmers and reducing your carbon footprint, you are not only helping to create a beautiful and memorable experience for your guests, but you are also making a positive impact on the environment and the local community. From cost savings to customization options, there are countless benefits to choosing local flowers. So next time you're planning an event, be sure to consider using locally grown flowers to elevate your event and create a beautiful and sustainable experience for all involved.
Thank you for reading, and we hope these tips have been helpful!
With love always,
Lynn & Janelle