Yesterday evening Brue Valley visited Common Farm Flowers in Charlton Musgrove and were surprised to find such a thriving cut flower business so close to home.
Common Farm Flowers was established in 2010 by husband and wife team, flower farmer and author Georgie Newbery and artist Fabrizio Bocca. Their flower farming venture spearheaded the revival in interest in British flowers. Their dream is that everybody in the UK should assume that they can buy exceptional quality British grown flowers year round, that grown, not flown, flowers should be the norm on every kitchen table in the land. They are a dedicated team of growers and florists using about 250,000 stems of flowers a year in exquisitely arranged displays. Common Farm Flowers claim Constance Spry as their patron saint and inspiration – she was a great gardener too you know!
After an interesting introduction in the workshop, we toured the flower farm, everything is grown for a purpose and nothing is picked until it is paid for, flowers can’t be fresher than these. Wild flower meadows are developing fast and Fabrizio’s knowledge of grasses is vast…………….
We ended our visit with tea, coffee and cakes back in the workshop, a very enjoyable evening.