Where to Find The Best Ethical, Sustainable Flowers

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It is peony season: the happiest time of the year! I had peonies in my wedding bouquet as I was a June bride, and they are my absolute favourites. But where is the best place to get your ethical and sustainable peonies, and other cut flowers? Let me tell you! I’ve recently discovered Arena Flowers, who are the UK’s no 1 rated ethical florist, and based near me in Milton Keynes. I ordered myself the most beautiful bouquet of peonies, and I wanted to show you how gorgeous they are.

Day six of ethical and sustainable peonies

I treated myself to a monthly ethical and sustainable flowers subscription which means that for £20 a month, I get a huge ethical delivery of flowers, and I started it this month so I could get these beautiful peonies. You can buy this bouquet as a hand tied bouquet for £50, or a smaller letterbox flowers version for £30. As you can see, the subscription works out at great value!

When you order your ethical and sustainable flowers, they come in an easily recycled cardboard box, with flower food in a compostable sachet. There’s an advice card with tips on how to care for your peonies. As you can see, you receive a generous amount of flowers. I got 15 peony blooms, and a good bunch of eucalyptus.

The Best Ethical and Sustainable Flowers Delivery from Arena Flowers
The Best Ethical and Sustainable Flowers Delivery from Arena Flowers
Ethical and Sustainable peonies from Arena Flowers
Ethical and Sustainable peonies from Arena Flowers
A close up of ethical peonies and eucalyptus
A close up of ethical peonies and eucalyptus
A black cat sitting in a box, with ethical peonies in a vase
A black cat sitting in a box, with ethical peonies in a vase

Our cat Dotty enjoyed the box, where she sat supervising me as I arranged my sustainable flowers.

Ethical and sustainable peonies and eucalyptus in a glass vase on a table
Ethical and sustainable peonies and eucalyptus in a glass vase on a table

My ethical and sustainable peonies looked gorgeous straight out of the box, with tightly-closed buds. And I didn’t have long to wait until these ethical flowers started to bloom!

Day two of ethical and sustainable peonies
Day two of ethical and sustainable peonies
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Day six of ethical and sustainable peonies
Day six of ethical and sustainable peonies
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Day seven of ethical and sustainable peonies
Day seven of ethical and sustainable peonies
Day seven…and still going strong.

The peonies started off beautiful, and got more and more stunning every day. Even now after ten days they still look beautiful, even thought they are starting to fade a little.

There are loads of reasons Arena Flowers are the best ethical and sustainable flowers. Here are just a few:

  • There are no single-use plastics in Arena Flowers’s products, and they use organic and compostable materials.
  • They plant two trees for every order placed, in countries experiencing deforestation. They have planted over a million trees so far.
  • Arena Flowers have pledged to become carbon neutral by the end of 2021. That means they’ll become the world’s first carbon-neutral flower business.
  • They are the first and only florist in the world to implement a closed-loop waste system. All off-cuts and stray leaves salvaged and sent to processing plants and paper mills to produce packaging materials without the need for new resources.
  • Their farms use hydroponic systems, supplemented by collected rainwater, wetland water filtration schemes and greywater sourcing over traditional soil planting.
  • Their headquarters is an EPC A-rated facility which harvests its greywater and is heated by sustainably-sourced woodchip pellets.
  • Instead of chemical pesticides, Arena Flowers use botanical solutions and Integrated Pest Management to look after their flowers. So instead of a harsh, artificial, environment-harming chemical, they rely on other plants and natural predators like red spider mites to keep unwanted pests down.
  • All flowers are sourced from ethical suppliers and Fairtrade-certified farms.
  • All staff are paid at least a real living wage.
  • Every order generates £1 to Women’s Aid, with over £50,000 raised in 2020 to help end domestic violence.

“We’re especially proud to be ranked as the UK’s most ethical florist, with a perfect 100 score in 2020 on the Ethical Company Index for the third year in a row. Every single stem is seasonally sourced, expertly handled and carefully packaged to ensure maximum freshness.”

Arena Flowers

Although Arena Flowers are a florist, they do have other flower-related gifts. They are perfect to buy for yourself, or for loved ones.

Spring wreath on a front door, surrounding a gold bee door knocker on a pink front door
Spring wreath on a front door, surrounding a gold bee door knocker on a pink front door

We ordered a beautiful bouquet from Arena Flowers for my mum for Mother’s Day and she was delighted with them. I later treated myself to a Spring Door Wreath, and loved that too.

Here you’ll find links to buy your own ethical, sustainable flower subscription, or single bouquets. The floral subscriptions are very flexible. Pause, or put back your delivery if you don’t fancy the ones that fall on your week. You can also choose a pet-friendly bouquet, or an ethical-bouquet, whichever you like the look of most.

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