‘Floristry’s answer to Bake Off’ makes its Netflix debut

The Big Flower Fight – described by some as the floral version of the Great British Bake Off – has been launched on Netflix.

The floral reality competition brings together 10 pairs of florists, sculptors and garden designers in what the entertainment streaming service is describing as a friendly floral face off to see who can build the biggest, boldest garden sculptures. Each week, one couple gets sent home if they fail to impress the judges. The winners will have their design displayed at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, London.

Viewers of the eight-part series are promised they won't see anything created on this show in your local florist (although we beg to differ given the talents of our Direct2florist designers!).

"It sounds mad, it is mad," explains Natasia Demetriou, who co-hosts the show with Vic Reeves. Each week the contestants are tasked with creating huge floral structures ranging from eight-foot insects to couture gowns.

"If you are creative, can see some chicken wire, a bunch of grass and see how to make that into a dog, then you can probably be on the show," Natasia adds.

The contestants have been gathered from all over the world and it will be shown in every country that has Netflix. Floral expert Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht judges the competitors‘ installations, while a slew of guest judges add their comments to the show.

The Big Flower Fight Photo Credits: Netflix

The show’s launch had been timed to coincide with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which this year has been turned into a virtual event thanks to the coronavirus outbreak.

Whether the Big Flower Fight will prove as big a hit as the likes of Bake Off or the Great British Sewing Bee, only time will tell.

For those tempted to check it out, have a watch of the trailer for the show, which is available now on Netflix.