I have set up 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
I am a member of Flowers from the farm who promote British grown flowers
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 local
I took early retirement from the NHS after many years nursing.I have completed two years at college retraining completing 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
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. Brown paper cones sold separately or Glassine bags or just the confetti for you do your own creative crafting
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.
Christmas is a time to think of others. Remembrance graveside wreaths with no plastic, biodegradable available to place to remember loved ones.
Needing some time out or like to learn some new skills. Volunteer/Horticultural therapy session available.
Seasonal flower subscription available yourself or for restaurants ,hotels,cafes.Fresh herbs also available
All images are of flowers grown on the farm or sourced locally from other local flower farmers.