Dried Flowers: sustainable, long-lasting and bloomin’ lovely
No, we’re not talking about the kind of dried flowers you get after forgetting to water the Peonies you bought on Colombia Road last weekend… We’re talking elegant pampas grasses, delicate Linum and colourful little Craspedia.
And here are three reasons why we can’t get enough of them:
1. They last so much longer than their un-dried friends (basically forever) so they’re a much more sustainable option. Growing and shipping cut flowers consumes a lot of energy and water, not to mention the negative effects on the environment through the use of pesky agrochemicals.
“We’ve really enjoyed exploring the use of dried flowers to dress our event spaces recently as a means of economic sustainability. Our restaurant model is designed to create as little waste as possible… and we’re doing our best to make sure our events follow suit. Dried flowers are a really creative solution to help the business’ eco-friendly vision.“
2. Their longevity makes them the perfect match for all sorts of events. There’s no need to water them, no need to worry about heating or air-conditioning and no need to exchange them between events. It even allows you to get the room set up days in advance. (Yes, we know. That’s music to our event producers’ ears.)
3. What’s more, they’re simply beautiful and totally ‘on trend’. Plus, you can get a much bigger selection of dried flowers than you think, from colourful bouquets to tall, dramatic grasses. Most recently, at Hush’s Spring Collection launch in our Upstairs space, we went down the natural grasses route and worked with Lizzie Thorne Flowers to create a striking centrepiece hanging above the table. The neutral colours created a beautiful backdrop that let Hush’s new collection pop.