The Botanical Bus

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Bringing real flowers to the festival world.

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We're raising money to launch the Botanical Bus and bring real flowers to the festival world!

Thank you for checking out our crowdfunding page - we really appreciate all the support and interest. The Botanical Bus is an exciting brand new startup bringing floristry to the festival world - we are hoping to convert an old Citroen HY van into a beautiful floral haven which will tour the UK summer festivals, selling real floral headbands, floral headpieces, teas and cakes.

This will be a really unique addition to festival trading, as despite the popularity of impressive festival headgear, there is nobody on the UK festival scene using real flowers.

We're trying to raise £5000 for the initial startup costs of running our business, so whether you can donate £3 or £300, we really appreciate every contribution!

Having already been accepted to trade at WOMAD festival this July, we are completing applications for many more and need the support of fellow flower-loving people to make it happen. If you'd like to see the Botanical Bus at a festival you're going to, be sent a fresh flower headdress of your own or even have us come to your event and run a workshop, please check out our very special rewards and pledge your support.

The Botanical Bus will also work to raise vital funds for The Bee Conservation Trust to support their campaign to save the bees.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for helping us out along the way - we hope to see you with the Botanical Bus at a festival very soon!

Meg, Theo, Jenny & the rest of Botanical Bus Team x

 

 

 

What is the Botanical Bus?

We are planning to convert at old Citroen HY van into a floral festival haven, complete with a deckchair and greenhouse area, where festival goers can take a moment to sit back from the festival madness, drink our floral inspired teas and ice teas, and enjoy a selection of flower based cakes. Decked out with the freshest seasonal flowers from local suppliers, we will sell floral headbands and even hold workshops for festival goers to learn the tricks of the trade.

 

[The dream bus]

Our floral headbands

We will work with local suppliers to bring the freshest and locally sourced flowers to ever festival and event we attend. Our headbands are handmade and can be made to order during events.

[More photos coming shortly!]

 

Who are BumbleBee Conservation Trust?

The Botanical Bus is proud to support the vital work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in their campaign to save the bees - bee populations in the UK have crashed in recent years, and their is a serious need to protect our local British species from extinction. We will fundraise for this charity at festivals to support their work.

www.bumblebeeconservation.org

 

 

Why do we need your help?

We are a small group of recent graduates with a big idea and little financial support. Having attended, volunteered at, organsied, litter picked and stewarded many different festivals between us, we are sure that The Botanical Bus will be a huge success and will fill a definite gap in the market on the UK festival scene. All of your support, ideas and funding will be hugely appreciated, and will help us to get the wheels of The Botanical Bus on the road!

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

£3 Reward

A huge thank you for believing in our project and monthly email updates

£5 or more

£5 Reward

An even bigger thank you for supporting our project and monthly thank you emails

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A handwritten thank you card from the team

£15 or more

£15 Reward

A handwritten thank you card with a flower

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A handwritten recipe for our delicious floral cakes

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A sample of our floral tea

£30 or more

£30 Reward

A limited edition, hand printed Botanical Bus tote bag

£35 or more

£35 Reward

Attend a floral workshop at a festival or event we're attending and make your own floral headband

£40 or more

£40 Reward

A custom made floral headband delivered to your address on request - perfect for any special event!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

We'll send you a seasonal flower a month for a year

£70 or more

£70 Reward

We'll send you a specially made Botanical Bus print by our wonderful graphic designer

£100 or more

£100 Reward

You'll receive exclusive tickets to the Botanical Bus's floral launch party

£150 or more

£150 Reward

In the flower business already? We will paint your business's name on our Floral Wall of Fame on the back of the Botanical Bus, and be sure to provide publicity for your business as we tour the UK.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Want to plan a birthday party for your children with a twist? The Botanical Bus can make a very special day even more special, holding child-friendly workshops to make floral headbands for all of your guests!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

The Botanical Bus will attend your special event, party or wedding and provide floral headpieces for your guests. (May be additional cost depending on types of flowers required)

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

The Botanical Bus will attend your corporate event and provide floral headpieces for your guests. (May be additional cost depending on types of flowers required)

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