The third largest city in Wales, charming Newport lies just 12 miles north-east of the Welsh capital, Cardiff.
A significant port since medieval times, today the city is home to a cathedral, a university and some of the best-preserved Roman ruins anywhere in Wales. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, Newport benefits from its setting on the banks of the River Usk.
Local florists in Newport work with Floom to provide flower delivery to all areas of the city, including Baneswell, Pillgwenlly and Gaer to name but a few.
Flower of Newport:
The Wild Leek (Allium ampeloprasum) is less well-known than its garden vegetable relative (a favourite of the Welsh), growing in small numbers in parts of Wales and south-west England.
Flowering from June to September, the Wild Leek can grow up to a metre in height and distinguishes itself from domesticated leeks by the strikingly round formation of its flowers.
One of the rarest blooms in all of Britain, the Wild Leek only shows itself in any significant numbers at a few choice spots around Wales. One of these is at Flat Holm island, just down the coast from Newport, which is what makes it our choice for the city’s floral representative.