MeadowSweet works hard to be as sustainable as possible. British flowers eliminate air miles and have been found to have a 90% lower carbon footprint than imported ones, Lancaster University, 2018.

Sophie has a Masters in Sustainable Development and uses 100% British flowers and 100% British (and occasionally Irish) foliage for her posies, using what is available locally and seasonally. As well as supporting large-scale British growers, she uses smaller independent growers and grows her own.

For packaging we use 100% recycled paper, bio-film stickers and unbleached cardboard with >80% recycled content. Our posy glass jars are British-made with >40% recycled content. We collect 'empties' from our regular local customers - just like the milk(man) person and Mainland UK subscriptions are given a jar that they can reuse. We compost green waste and plant lots of bee-friendly plants.

MeadowSweet is proud to support the charity Rewilding Britain by donating 1% of its gross annual sales to help promote and increase the network of wild spaces across Britain.

To find out more about Sophie, read our About us page.

You can choose to buy a British flower posy as a gift or a Subscription to enjoy British flowers throughout the year.

MeadowSweet posy with recycled packaging