I belong to an organisation called Flowers From The Farm. We are a national group of flower growers who are championing British Flowers. We have a website and you can use it to source flowers all over the UK. We featured on The Great British Garden Revival on BBC2 a few weeks ago and again this weekend in The Daily Telegraph.
This picture shows a selection of flowers grown by Karen from The Flower Orchard in Essex when we went to Cressing Temple last summer. I tagged along to arrange her beautiful blooms!
My story in flowers started as a child growing a tiny patch of London Pride Saxifraga...also known as Whimsey or Look Up and Kiss Me! Fast forward to 8 years ago when I started a City and Guilds training in floristry. I qualified as a florist and then to deepen my growing knowledge and skills I trained in horticulture as well. I trained under a WRAGS scheme at Darsham Nurseries and at Somerleyton Hall. Developing a passion for both growing and designing/arranging British garden flowers, I planted a cutting garden. Having become increasingly concerned about where and how flowers are grown, coupled with a love of British grown flowers. and natural styling, I now specialise in growing and using beautiful British grown flowers to make romantic natural designs. for weddings, events, gifts and much more.