About The Flower Project

The Flower Project cycle delivers flowers and plants in Cambridge, UK. We offer a next day delivery service to CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, Impington, Histon and Milton.

The Flower Project was founded in Feb 2020 and we are an eco-friendly, independent florist based in Cambridge, UK. We sell bouquets and plants, lovingly hand write the gift cards and cycling our creations around Cambridge to recipients. We also offer flowers for all occasions such as weddings, events, funerals and workshops. Please get in touch if you would like further information.

 

Our environmental impact is really important to us and we understand the environmental impact the floristry industry has as a whole, from the intensive farming to the carbon emissions of transporting the flowers. This is why we think we feel we have a social responsibility to reduce our impact. We do this by:

  • Using biodegradable and recyclable packaging and marketing materials including a biodegradable and reusable water solution wrap to keep the flowers fresh in transit. 

  • Cycle delivering all our bouquets and plants.

  • Using British Flowers only during the flower season which usually runs March - October (weather depending).  We will still get some flowers out of season but not enough to make bouquets.

  • When out of season, try to buy flowers that come from close countries such as Belgium and France to help reduce the carbon emissions. 

  • To help improve our impact even further on the environment we now use Ecologi. With our donations they plant trees and working on carbon reduction projects. With every purchase made one tree will be planted. You can see our progress at https://ecologi.com/theflowerproject. Also for every team member of The Flower Project we make a monthly donation on there behalf to offset their entire carbon footprint, including emissions from their home, personal travel, holidays, food, hobbies and more. 

  • All of our green waste goes to composting for ourselves and local gardeners. ​We recycle everything else we can if it cant be composted. 

About Me

Clare Cook - Florist and Owner

​I am originally from Herefordshire and moved to Cambridge in 2013. For many years I was unsure exactly what I wanted to do career wise but I always appreciated flowers and in my spare time took up flower pressing. My real passion for flowers and plants came a little later. In 2018 I got married and I opted to do my own wedding flowers. I never really thought about being a Florist before but I knew that I wanted to know more about flowers, and my curiosity just grew. I studied an NVQ in Floristry and qualified in May 2019, but you never stop learning and I love learning new styles and techniques. Houseplants and caring for them has always been something I enjoy doing. Wherever I have lived there has always been houseplants, they now take over my house (in a good way).

 

I have always loved cycling, my mum will always tell the embarrassing story of me when I was learning, going down a massive hill and not knowing how to break, deciding to jump off my bike and abort the situation (I was 4 years old). When much older, my friends called me Mary Poppins because I had a basket on the front of my bike. My love for cycling really came into its own when I moved to Cambridge, always opting to cycle rather than take any other transport. My bike with a basket and I automatically felt at home in Cambridge. 

 

I decided to set up The Flower Project because I saw a gap in the market and I wanted to set up a business that was environmentally conscious and sell British grown flowers as much as possible. I wanted to create a business that has a low impact on the environment and constantly strive to do better. 

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
Subscribe to the Newsletter

© 2020 by The Flower Project