Flowers at - the barn
Flower farm
Growing flowers and foliage

Flowers at-the barn

Flower farm based in Fife.

I have  a flower farm set within the grounds of Pratis Barns a wedding  venue on the outskirts of Leven, looking over the east neuk of Fife, Scotland.

My aim is to provide locally grown seasonal flowers and encourage people to buy Scottish grown flowers

For 2021

Flowers will be available to buy during the growing season from late March to end of October. What happens for the rest of the year?

Dry as many flowers to use and source flowers from other UK growers through a  cooperative of British flower growers and farms all over the UK

The cooperative is called 

Flowers from the farm

What is Flowers from the Farm?

Flowers from the Farm is the  award-winning co-operative of British cut flower growers founded in 2011. Flowers from the Farm is a growing not-for-profit movement with over 500 active members from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to Inverness. Our members’ flower farms range in size from micro-businesses on allotments and cutting gardens to sites of up to 6 acres or more.

Flowers from the Farm has three principal aims:

• to encourage more people to grow cut flowers for market in Britain

• to promote British flowers

• and to foster friendship and sharing through meetings, activities and communication.

Flowers grown on site. Everything on offer is seasonal

let’s make our flowers much more sustainable , reduce air miles and buy locally grown flowers

                                                                                              https://www.flowersfromthefarm.co.uk/

The story so far......                                    

I took early retirement  from the NHS after many years nursing. I have attended college for two years retraining to complete an NC then an HNC in Horticulture, and thought...... A new adventure. I did a  work placement  on a flower farm at the beginning of my course(Keeping the plot flowers) and knew this is what I want to  do so here I am going to give it a go. 
I approached Nicola and Patrick proprietors of Pratis Barns and told them about my interest and the rest is history.

I have a third of an acre to fill full of flowers and foliage and also some gardening in the beautiful grounds of Pratis  barns wedding venue 

 

         All seasonal flowers & foliage

  • Buttonhole service-Can provide buttonholes for weddings in Fife to suit the needs of the wedding party
  • Table centre piece(Simplistic and small scale for on site weddings at Pratis or provide jam jar style for  weddings locally)
  •  Wholesale bucket(For local florist or fellow flower farmers)
  • Supply flowers to local cafe/ restaurant (Does your business want a supply of flowers regularly...get in touch)
  • Saying goodbye....flowers and foliage available on the farm to make wreaths or small scale   flowers mixed with foliage for out of season funeral, this service is more suited for green funeral.
  • Gift Vouchers- Contact for information

         All seasonal flowers & foliage

  • Subscription bouquet(Available 2021)
  • DIY bucket service for Brides(A popular request for bridal parties wanting to have their own stamp on that special day)
  • Biodegradable petal confetti(Dehydrated petals of unused flowers which can be sprinkled at a wedding, completely biodegradable)
  • Festive remembrance wreaths(No plastic, simplistic design available for Dec but also for remembering birthdays and occasions) small flower posy also available
  • Wreath making workshop(Nov/Dec 2021- keep an eye on social media)

            What we offer at Flowers at -the Barn

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Flower grower

Flower farming is all about home grown seasonal flowers, we use what is in season, for bouquets, DIY buckets and Buttonholes.

Biodegradable petal
confetti

Dried petals used for confetti or table confetti, sold by the litre. Only half your guest will throw confetti- ask for advice. Brown paper cones sold separately or Glassine bags or just the confetti for you do your own creative crafting

Jam jar table centre peice

I am not a florist but have learned/gained enough skills to do basic table centre pieces with jam jars or similar with season flowers from the farm.

Xmas

Christmas is a time  to think of others. Remembrance graveside wreaths with no plastic, biodegradable available to place to remember loved ones.

Opportunities

Needing some time out or like to learn some new skills. Volunteer/Horticultural therapy  session available.

Flowers & herbs

Seasonal flower subscription available yourself or for restaurants ,hotels,cafes.Fresh herbs also available

Gallery

All images are of flowers grown on the farm or sourced locally from other local flower farmers.

Petal Confetti

dried petals

Confetti 

Dried petals in cones

Fathers day remembrance wreath 

All fresh foliage- no plastic

Mixed unarranged bouquet

All grown locally in Fife

Jam jar service

Simplicity

Flowers growing

corn Marigold

Christmas wreaths 2020

No plastic

Christmas Wreaths 2020

No plastic

Christmas half wreath 2020

Made with willow and fresh foliage

Christmas  wreath 2020

Alternative design

Gallery(cont.)

A continuation of some pictures from my work

Mothers day 2021

Mothers day Prep for 2021

Pretty white flowers

My view from Flowers at -the barn

Festive door wreath

Xmas 2020

Festive door wreath

Xmas 2020

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