Green Pledge

 

Our aim at Wild & Wondrous is to reduce our impact on the environment as much as possible while providing a top quality floral service.  

 

The majority of flowers sold in the UK are imported, mostly air-freighted and refrigerated in articulated lorries and subsequently create an unacceptable carbon footprint. As florists and retailers it is our job to offer the consumer a product that is grown and produced in a more ethical and sustainable way. The British Isles have some of the most amazing gardens in the world. By using British grown flowers for your weddings, funerals and gifts you are not just making an ethical decision but you will also help to prolong a heritage of horticulture in Britain. Supporting UK growers can really help to build the industry in this country at this time when farmers need it most. However, there are times when specialist flowers are called for and at certain times of the year the availability of UK grown flowers is limited. In these circumstances, we endeavour to use only imported flowers that are ethically sourced. We buy flowers with certification labels such as Florverde, who are an organisation developing, promoting and implementing responsible codes of conduct, standards, and sustainable agricultural practices in Columbia. We are also members of Fair Flower Fair Plant. Flowers and plants bearing this sustainability label come from growers who have set up their production processes in such a way that they fulfil high requirements concerning the environment and social aspects. Look out for this sticker on our products in store.

 

Here at Wild & Wondrous we endeavour to use biodegradable packaging wherever possible, using paper and raffia produced in the UK instead of cellophane and poly ribbon, to wrap our bouquets with.  We sell affordable new and vintage vases and containers that can be reused. The vase replenishment service that we provide is proving very popular with our regular customers because they get more flowers for their money, they are not paying for all that packaging! Water retaining foam is used sparingly. 

 

Wild & Wondrous would like to lead the UK floristry industry into a sustainable practice for the future and demonstrate how flowers can look fabulous without all the unnecessary waste the industry has traditionally produced. I don't want to bore you about carbon footprints and ethics of large flower growers in developing nations but I think it is important that consumers use their power to influence trends and ethical thinking.  When organic vegetables first came available in supermarkets here in the UK there were many sceptics!  Now organic produce is a multi million pound industry and we regularly put it in our shopping baskets without a second thought. If you are concerned about the impact that your wedding day could have on the environment please get in touch and I will endeavour to design you wonderful wedding flowers sourced locally, leaving your conscience free. There are many reports that horrified me as a florist and motivated me to use locally sourced flowers and foliage in my wedding designs and gifts. Also, please be aware of some companies who purport to sell 'Seasonal Cottage Garden Bouquets' as the contents are often grown in developing countries. Not wanting to name names but I was shocked to find out that the famous British rose grower David Austin, (which feature in many bridal magazines) are grown in Kenya and South America.  

When this is not feasible due to the season we only use imported flowers that are accredited by organisations such as Fair Flowers Fair Plants (Holland), Florverde (Columbia) and Veriflora (Ecuador).  All these organisations ensure sustainable crop production, resource conservation, energy efficiency, ecosystem protection, integrated waste management, fair labour practices and community benefits.

 

 

What Happened in 2018

Wild & Wondrous was a finalists in the British Florist Association National Awards for best retail shop and website.  Which we are very proud of!

I spoke at the British Florist Association Vision Conference about the Wild & Wondrous ethos. Below are the video links if you wish to hear me waffle. The  video quality is pretty poor but the message is important. It's in two parts so make sure you watch part 1 first.  

Key Values 

Seasonal flowers

Sourcing British flowers

Packaging reduction

Recyclable packaging

Minimal use of floral foam

Upcycling containers

Container hire

Vintage vases

Fairtrade gifts and cards

Eco and natural products

Reduce and recycle waste

Support ethical industry organisations

Spreading the eco word!

Hello

This is me picking flowers for a wedding at Felicity Farm Flowers.

Director-Nicola Hanney

 28 years floristry experience

City & Guilds in Floristry I, II & III

BSc Hons Environmental Science

MSc Contaminated Land & Remediation 

Suppliers

 

Our flowers come from various sources. The majority are from local Dutch wholesalers who supply both ethically produced, imported and locally grown British flowers.

 

We receive regular direct deliveries from UK growers.

 

Wild and Wondrous also work with the National Sweetpea Association and benefit from the freshest RHS gold medal winning blooms all summer.

 

A local flower farm we use is a great place to cut amazing summer annuals.

 

I also grow a few bits for adding to bespoke and seasonal wedding designs.

About  Us

Wild & Wondrous Flowers

4b Station Road

Blackrod

Bolton

BL6 5BN

01204 674900

enquiries@wildandwondrousflowers.co.uk

www.wildandwondrousflowers.co.uk

Vat number 256665864

Company registration number:

10380127

Registration name:

Wild & Wondrous Ltd

 

Place of registration:

England and Wales 

 

Registered office address:

Corner House

28 Huddersfield Road,

Milnrow,

Rochdale,

Lancashire,

United Kingdom,

OL16 3QF

Flowers delivered by a Bolton Florist for all occasions;  Seasonal Flowers, British Flowers, Sustainable Flowers, Weddings Flowers, Funerals Flowers, Corporate Contract Flowers, Event Flowers, Venue Flowers, Vintage and Eclectic Gifts, Event Dressing, Local Florist Deliveries, Same Day Flower Delivery, Order Flowers Online, Flower Deliveries around Bolton, Wigan and Chorley.

We deliver flowers to: Adlington, Adlington Park, Anderton, Appley Bridge, Aspull, Barrow Bridge, Beech Hill, Belmont, Bickershaw, Birkarce, Boars Head, Bolton, Bottom o'th' Moor, Buckshaw Village, Chequerbent, Chew Moor, Chorley, Crooke, Cooper Turning, Cowling, Daisy Hill, Dangerous Corner, Doffcocker, Euxton, Fernhill Gate, Four Gates, Grimeford Village, Haigh, Hart Common, Heath Charnock, Heaton, Hilton House, Hindley Green, Horwich, Hunger Hill, Ince in Makerfield, Johnson Fold, Limbrick, Lostock, Lostock Junction, Markland Hill, Marsh Green, Marylebone, Middlebrook, Montcliffe, Mossbank Park, New Springs, Newtown, Over Hulton, Pennington Green, Platt Bridge, Poolstock, Red Rock, Rivington, Scholes, Scot Lane End, Shevington, Shevington Moor, Spring Field, Standish, Standish Lower Ground, Top Lock, Wallsuches, Waters Nook, Weld Bank, Westhoughton, Westleigh, Whelley, White Coppice, Whitley, Wigan, Wilderswood, Winstanley, Wingates Deane, Wilderswood and Worsley Mesnes.

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