Flowers from a British Flower Farm

Visit to a British Flower Farm

This week I visited the Wild Rose Flower Company at Town Farm in Buckinghamshire where horticulturalist, Rosie, runs a flower farm to support and complement the family’s existing farming business.

Buckinghamshire Country Lane
Buckinghamshire Country Lane

The farm is approached via a quiet country track.

The Wild Rose Flower Company

The Granary is the first port of call when arriving at the farm.

The Wild Rose Flower Company

The Wild Rose Flower Company

The hand crafted sign has a quirky play on words.

Inside The Granary there’s a charming collection of handmade and vintage items made by local creatives and independent businesses.   It complements the farm’s core values of creating a sustainable business which minimises the effect on the environment.

I love the simple addition of hydrangeas hanging to dry from the rustic roof – both decorative and practical.

Dried sepia toned hydrangeas suspended from old wood beams
Dried sepia toned hydrangeas suspended from old wooden beams
Old red brick farm buildings with rustic wooden door
Old red brick farm buildings with rustic wooden door

After having browsed the beautiful items in The Granary, Rosie showed me the walled garden which resembled a wild flower meadow. There were so many different cottage garden blooms. There were also bee hives, rustic outbuildings, charming greenhouses and plum trees.

Flower Meadow brimming with Cornflowers in shades of blues, pinks and white
Flower Meadow brimming with Cornflowers
Flower Meadow at the Wild Rose Flower Company, Buckinghamshire
Flower Meadow at the Wild Rose Flower Company, Buckinghamshire

I’m not sure how long I spent taking photos. This is the kind of place where time stands still – although I’m sure that working on the flower farm is action packed every single day.  Rosie had been busy from early morning cutting and delivering blooms to local businesses.

When I eventually managed to tear myself away from the walled garden I followed Rosie to another outbuilding to select some blooms for my own bouquet.  The pretty summer light streamed through the windows.

White rustic metal jug full of sweet peas
White rustic metal jug full of sweet peas
Drying seed heads as the summer sunlight drenches the whitewashed walls
Drying seed heads as the summer sunlight drenches the whitewashed walls

I even took a photo of what is essentially ‘the bin’!  It looked so pretty.

The prettiest basket full of discarded flower stems
The prettiest basket full of discarded flower stems

I was sorry to have to leave the farm but luckily I had the most beautiful flowers to arrange and photograph when I arrived home.

Bouquet of British Flowers from the Wild Rose Flower Company in Buckinghamshire
Bouquet of British Flowers from the Wild Rose Flower Company in Buckinghamshire

Below are some of the details of the individual stems. There were pretty pinks, blues and yellows, dried seed heads and some dramatic shapes.

Details of the Individual Stems from a British Flower Bouquet
Details of the Individual Stems from a British Flower Bouquet

Here’s a little video tour. I hope you enjoy it.

You can find Rosie on Instagram at wildroseflowercompany

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