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Dried flowers: The best indie British brands to buy from this Mother’s Day

From fantastical technicolour blooms to nature-inspired arrangements, tap into the preserved flower trend

Dried flowers have taken over as the new blooms du jour, thanks to their artful arrangements, sustainable credentials and ultra-longevity. While there’s no denying a bunch of fresh flowers is always a mood-booster, buying a new bouquet every week isn’t great for the planet or your wallet. Now independent florists all over the capital are creating hand-crafted dried bunches that look just as stylish as any fresh floral centrepiece. Here we’ve rounded up the finest florists specialising in dried flowers to have on your radar. 

Your London Florist

Dried Flowers: The Best British Brands To Buy Bouquets From

Mermaids Tail

£115

This luxury florist has over 20 years of experience creating wild and wonderful flower bouquets, and currently their elegant dried flower collection is sold exclusively through Selfridges. Known for their brightly-coloured, eye-catching arrangements, their bouquets range from oversized silhouettes featuring fluffy pampas grass, lilac palm leaves and preserved roses, to minimalist bunches made with a single bloom (multicoloured bunny tails are a firm favourite). 

yourlondonflorist.co.uk

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Appreciation Project

Dried Flowers: The Best British Brands To Buy Bouquets From

Spring’s Flute

£86

Co-founders and real-life couple Natasha and John were inspired by Tim Walker’s much-lauded ‘Wonderful Things’ exhibition at the V&A in 2019 to launch Appreciation Project, and the photographer’s whimsical touches can be seen in their pastel-hued arrangements. Drawing on Natasha’s background in fashion (before launching her own business, she held senior roles at Burberry, Victoria Beckham and Acne Studios), the hand-tied bouquets reflect her lifelong fascination with colour, textures and trims. 

appreciationproject.co.uk

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Stems Wilder

Dried Flowers: The Best British Brands To Buy Bouquets From

Meadow at Dusk

£25

Based in the heart of Brixton Village, Stems Wilder takes a truly sustainable approach to floristry, having removed all non-biodegradable plastic wrappings and foam blocks from their creations. Using local growers and seasonal flowers for their dried bouquets, the emphasis here is on a more natural look, mixing wildflowers like poppies, delphiniums and gypsophila with sculptural seed pods and bleached ruscus.

stemswilder.com

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Design by Nature

Dried Flowers: The Best British Brands To Buy Bouquets From

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£50

The dried flower arrangements at Design by Nature feel like a cross between a bouquet and an art installation, which isn’t altogether surprising when you learn that the founder, Emily Ayres, studied Fine Art at university and spent a decade working for some of the UK’s most sought-after artists and designers. Her sculptural designs range from all-natural colours to striking reds and soft pinks, and are sold alongside a selection of carefully curated floral art prints.  

designbynature.co

Botanique Workshop

Dried Flowers: The Best British Brands To Buy Bouquets From

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Palma Violet

£42

With a shop in Exmouth Market, Botanique Workshop was born out of owner Alice’s desire to create a space that combined flowers and plants with a collection of handcrafted products – alongside her elegant bouquets of dried flowers you’ll also find chic vases and ceramics as well as pressed flower art. She sells a wide range of dried flower options, from stems of eucalyptus and white fern to simple bunches and bespoke mixed bouquets. 

botaniqueworkshop.com

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