The chilly, blustery weather leaves something to be desired but so far most of our flowers are proving their resilience, unlike the poor tree that was blown down outside our workshop, which our team have been busy cutting up this week. We have also been busy making sure our beds and tunnels are looking as good as possible for our forthcoming open day, more of which below.

The wedding season is now in full swing and we’re really enjoying meeting all our couples and creating bouquets, buttonholes and arrangements to complement their special day. Each couple’s plans are unique and it’s lovely to see our flowers showing their versatility by setting off so many very different weddings so stylishly and beautifully. Online bouquet orders are flooding in, keeping our midweeks busy in between the weddings.

We’ve also very much enjoyed meeting our newest course participants. This week’s three-day flower farming course has attracted a diverse and far flung group, with one person coming all the way from Germany to take part! We’re running a range of courses throughout the season – there are a few places left on some of them so if you fancy learning something new or extending your skills, check out our courses page.

British Flowers Week is almost upon us and to mark the start of the week we’re throwing open our garden gates for a celebratory open morning on Saturday 17 June. Entry is free – come along to find out why we believe that seasonal British flowers are the best aesthetically and environmentally. You’ll be able to explore our cutting gardens, peruse our flower and plant stalls and enjoy a cuppa and a slice of homemade cake. We’d love to see you – we’ll be open from 10am until 1pm.