Visit the field
16-18 August 2019 - Flower Farmers’ Big weekend
For three special days this August, over 100 growers from the Flowers from the Farm cooperative will be opening their gates to visitors for the first ever Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend in events across the country. See our cut flower farms at their blooming best, and peek behind the scenes of our award-winning artisan movement on farms, allotments and in cutting gardens of every shape and size.
I will be offering morning and afternoon sessions on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The morning sessions will start with coffee and freshly baked croissants on a long table in the orchard. We will then have an hour’s tour around the house garden, the cutting patch, the courtyard, the studio and the flower field. I’ll talk about how the field has evolved over time, lessons, I’ve learned, tips and tricks for making the most out of any space. (I have a bit of everything!) Then half an hour of a cutting and conditioning demo and then you will be handed a bucket and some snips and set loose. I’ll send you off with a box of seeds for autumn sowing, lots of knowledge and enthusiasm, and a huge bucket of flowers.
The afternoon sessions will follow the same schedule, but ending with tea and scones in the orchard.
Spaces are restricted to only six because my house is tiny and what if it rains, so please do book as soon as you can.