I opted for early retirement from the NHS after many years nursing. Ithen threw myself into learning attending 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
Flower farming is all about home grown seasonal flowers, we use what is in season, for bouquets, DIY buckets and Buttonholes.
Dried petals used for confetti or table confetti, sold by the litre. Only half your guest will throw confetti- ask for advice. Bamboo cones sold separately or Glassine bags or just the confetti for you do your own creative crafting
Bridal parties enjoy the taking part in the preparations for their special date. Why not think about DIY buckets to decorate your venue
Why not order some buttonholes along with your DIY buckets all made from flowers in the field wrapped in twine to give a natural look
Pictured Left.... A just to say..... jar of flowers from the field available delivered locally
Who doesn.t love a fresh foliage wreath on their door
We also think about loved ones who are no longer with us, a remembrance wreath is also available
All images are of flowers grown on the farm or sourced locally from other local flower farmers.
A continuation of some pictures from my work