Cultivating Nature’s Beauty

A Growing Passion: The Flower & Farmer Story

Established by Jo and Milly, an aunt and niece partnership, Flower & Farmer was an idea that flourished out of a shared love of the gaudiest Dahlias out there. We now specialise in growing English cut flowers and foliage for weddings and events, as well as for supplying wholesale to florists and floral designers.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT THOSE DAHLIAS?!

The inspiration for Flower & Farmer came one autumn day, on a visit to Jo’s beautiful farmhouse garden. The borders were overflowing with big, blousy Dahlias and it was such a pleasure for Milly to cut armfuls of these gorgeous specimens to spread around her London home. So seeded our dream to grow English cut flowers to decorate homes, weddings and parties throughout the land.

A few years on and it is still our view that English flowers are unsurpassed for their beauty, fragrance and organic style. Even on the bleakest of winter days, we marvel at the treasures Mother Nature has bestowed us. In spring, Hellebores, nodding Narcissi and parrot Tulips bring a long-awaited burst of colour to our fields. Country garden blooms such as Foxgloves, Roses and Delphiniums follow on with joyful Dahlias and Sunflowers seeing us through summer to autumn. Throughout the growing season, we dry a variety of our flowers to give us produce in the winter months. All our flowers are seasonal and every bloom is unique.

OUR VALUES & SUSTAINABILITY

Growing flowers requires an intimate understanding of the earth, the weather and the seasons but, sometimes, surrounded by the rolling hills of the farm, we could forget one of the greatest crises facing our world – climate change. However, at Flower & Farmer we continually strive to develop and improve sustainable practices so that we can produce eco-friendly flowers.

From spring through to autumn, the fields are a-buzz with insects and we work hard to maintain a balanced ecosystem on the farm. We have adopted propagation systems using soil blocks and long-life trays to avoid single use plastics. We improve soil fertility and structure with animal and green manures (rather than artificial fertilisers) and we utilise the “no dig” method to minimise the release of carbon through unnecessary cultivation. We don’t use chemicals to preserve vase life and we never use plastic wrapping.

SHOP LOCAL

Whether it’s flowers for a wedding, party, gift, to grace your kitchen table or if you’re purchasing for your business, we know many of you wish to support the #shoplocal trend. Our farm is located in the heart of the Midlands. Collections from the farm can be made on arrangement. We deliver to neighboroughing villages and local towns in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Our flower van does a weekly run to London. Some of our blooms, especially our dried flowers, can be sent in the post. Where this is possible, delivery is available nationwide.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

For delivery enquiries or questions about anything else, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you and will do our best to accommodate your flowery needs! 

The paddock in spring. This is where we grow most of our annuals, biennials and bulbs.
The team on the studio steps with a morning’s picking.
Jules in the ‘Big Field’. This is where we grow our perennials and shrubs, including Roses, Hydrangeas and many other varieties for their flowers, berries or interesting foliage.
The paddock in spring. This is where we grow most of our annuals, biennials and bulbs.

Established by Jo and Milly, an aunt and niece partnership, Flower & Farmer was an idea that flourished out of a shared love of the gaudiest Dahlias out there. We now specialise in growing English cut flowers and foliage for weddings and events, as well as for supplying wholesale to florists and floral designers.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT THOSE DAHLIAS?!

The inspiration for Flower & Farmer came one autumn day, on a visit to Jo’s beautiful farmhouse garden. The borders were overflowing with big, blousy Dahlias and it was such a pleasure for Milly to cut armfuls of these gorgeous specimens to spread around her London home. So seeded our dream to grow English cut flowers to decorate homes, weddings and parties throughout the land.

A few years on and it is still our view that English flowers are unsurpassed for their beauty, fragrance and organic style. Even on the bleakest of winter days, we marvel at the treasures Mother Nature has bestowed us. In spring, Hellebores, nodding Narcissi and parrot Tulips bring a long-awaited burst of colour to our fields. Country garden blooms such as Foxgloves, Roses and Delphiniums follow on with joyful Dahlias and Sunflowers seeing us through summer to autumn. Throughout the growing season, we dry a variety of our flowers to give us produce in the winter months. All our flowers are seasonal and every bloom is unique.

The team on the studio steps with a morning’s picking.

OUR VALUES & SUSTAINABILITY

Growing flowers requires an intimate understanding of the earth, the weather and the seasons but, sometimes, surrounded by the rolling hills of the farm, we could forget one of the greatest crises facing our world – climate change. However, at Flower & Farmer we continually strive to develop and improve sustainable practices so that we can produce eco-friendly flowers.

From spring through to autumn, the fields are a-buzz with insects and we work hard to maintain a balanced ecosystem on the farm. We have adopted propagation systems using soil blocks and long-life trays to avoid single use plastics. We improve soil fertility and structure with animal and green manures (rather than artificial fertilisers) and we utilise the “no dig” method to minimise the release of carbon through unnecessary cultivation. We don’t use chemicals to preserve vase life and we never use plastic wrapping.

SHOP LOCAL

Whether it’s flowers for a wedding, party, gift, to grace your kitchen table or if you’re purchasing for your business, we know many of you wish to support the #shoplocal trend. Our farm is located in the heart of the Midlands. Collections from the farm can be made on arrangement. We deliver to neighboroughing villages and local towns in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Our flower van does a weekly run to London. Some of our blooms, especially our dried flowers, can be sent in the post. Where this is possible, delivery is available nationwide.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

For delivery enquiries or queries about anything else, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you and will do our best to accommodate your flowery needs!.

Jules in the ‘Big Field’. This is where we grow our perennials and shrubs, including Roses, Hydrangeas and many other varieties for their flowers, berries or interesting foliage.