Shows like The Great British Bake-Off and Nailed It! require a certain kind of filming location necessary for creating one-of-a-kind dishes. But when The Big Flower Fight was filmed, creators needed a different setting to get the job done. The show centers on a group of contestants who are also florists vying for the opportunity of a lifetime to design a floral sculpture. Obviously, a sound stage with blinding lights just wouldn't do, and the actual filming location is nothing short of perfect.
So, where was 'The Big Flower Fight' filmed?
Instead of being filmed in a studio where the lighting might make for professional shots of the teams of contestants working on a particular sculpture, The Big Flower Fight was filmed at a greenhouse in Maidstone in Kent, England. Much of the setting is a picturesque English countryside and for contestants vying for first place in a gardening-themed competition, it's really the only setting that makes sense.
The greenhouse used for the set is obviously a lot more extravagant and larger than what most viewers are probably used to, however. The idea was to be able to accommodate the handful of teams competing, while also providing the kind of atmosphere you would expect from a reality competition show like this.
The hosts were totally on board with the setting for the Netflix competition show.
Another reason the setting worked so well for The Big Flower Fight was because it is near host Vic Reeves' house. It probably wasn't the only reason he agreed to be a part of the Netflix competition series, but it certainly helped that the location was not only appropriate for this particular kind of reality TV show, but it was in close proximity to Vic's real-life house. And, co-host Natasia Demetriou told RadioTimes.com, the setting itself was impressive the entire time they filmed.
"I never really got used to it," she said, of the filming location for The Big Flower Fight. "Every time I saw it I couldn’t believe it. And when we filmed into the late evening, the sun setting on the field behind us, the dome was so beautiful. It was very picturesque."
Vic added that the scenery was like "an ever-changing beautiful vista," so it was as close to perfect as you can get.
What is the prize on 'The Big Flower Fight'?
Instead of cash being the incentive for contestants to keep moving forward, they stand the chance of earning something that some of them might see as an even more lucrative prize. In the end, the winners will get to have one of their sculptures put on display at London's Royal Botanical Gardens. That, in itself, can provide the kind of exposure and future opportunities the contestants might not have gotten otherwise.
Season 2 of 'The Big Flower Fight' is a definite possibility already.
Unsurprisingly, Netflix hasn't yet announced if The Big Flower Fight will be renewed for a second season. That's typical practice for the streaming platform, however, as additional seasons aren't usually announced until after the success of a first season is proven. Vic did tell RadioTimes.com that he would be up for it, so if there are plans for a Season 2, viewers will likely get to see the hosts return.
The Big Flower Fight is now streaming on Netflix.