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hands planting seeds at Plantpassion

Meet our team of fantastic volunteers

Flowers from the Farm is a not for profit organisation run by flower farmers who give their time freely to support this amazing network.  Find local regional co-ordinators and other key team members below.

Meg Edmonds of Roots stands at the farm gate in the Worcestershire countryside with a big bunch of freshly picked pink ranunculus and architectural artichoke leaves.

Meg Edmonds, Co-chair and Big Weekend Co-ordinator

Meg is a farmer in Worcestershire growing flowers and foliage for retail at her farm shop 'Roots'. Also a serious foodie, she says that flowers are her 'soul food' and encourages customers to think the same way. She offers wholesale flowers to local florists and bespoke, natural, funeral tributes.

Famous locally as 'the wheelbarrow lady' Carole pushes her flowers back from her allotment regularly

Carole Patilla, Co-chair & Web Co-ordinator

Carole runs Tuckshop Flowers in Birmingham and grows flowers to supply her own event and wedding floristry business. She also runs floristry workshops and is keen to help people develop natural, eco-friendly funeral flowers. She is the author of the online course 'Green Funeral Flowers.'

Gill Hodgson, founder of Flowers from the Farm cuts flowers in her poly tunnel at Fieldhouse Flowers

Gill Hodgson, Honorary President

Gill has now scaled back Fieldhouse Flowers to just a third of an acre to make more time for her 4 grandchildren who also live on the farm. She still provides flowers at the gate, bespoke bouquets and specialises in natural funeral flowers.

Treasurer Flowers from the Farm

Niki Roberts, Treasurer

Niki is an ex-flower farmer who is now a full-time accountant in the resource management industry. She retains a keen interest in supporting the British cut flower movement and finally grows some flowers for herself.

Claire holding a large bundle of mixed colour pink and blue cornflowers. Photo by Kerry J photo

Claire Brown – South East

Claire is a flower farmer at Plantpassion in the Surrey Hills. She grows flowers for locals as bunches, bouquets and flower arrangers buckets, and for DIY weddings. She is the author of The British Flowers Book and is passionate about teaching and on the subject of seasonality.

Pippa Lucas – South West

Pippa runs Ethical Blooms in Somerset. Her decisions and choices when growing flowers are made to protect the land in which they are rooted. She provides subscription flower shares, bouquets, and flowers for special occasions and events.

Harriet Mullins. Southwest Co-ordinator Sweetpeas and Sunflowers.

Harriet Mullins – South West

Harriet runs Sweetpeas and Sunflowers in North Devon, growing flowers for local delivery and her own wedding floristry. She loves all things seasonal and loves to share the beauty of British flowers with her customers.

Rhiannon Clarke, Wales Co-ordinator. Blue Hill Flora

Rhiannon Clarke – Wales

Rhiannon runs Blue Hill Flora just outside Pontardawe in South Wales. She grows premium quality, seasonal cut flowers for the amazing local floral community. Sustainability is her passion so it's integrated into every decision to help build a business that always gives back.

Suzy Cubitt runs her cut flower garden on the Oxfordshire Northamptonshire border.

Suzy Cubitt – West Midlands

Suzy runs From Garden to Vase and loves to grow slightly wild and unusual flowers in her cutting garden on the Oxfordshire Northamptonshire border. She specialises in all British eco-friendly and naturally beautiful vintage inspired floral arrangements for all occasions.

Jacqueline Franklin, West Mids co-ordinator for FFTF. Hope and Glory Flower Company

Jacqueline Franklin – West Midlands

Jacqueline runs her Hope and Glory Flower Company from her village post office and grows to supply the flowers she sells on her 1 acre plot on the Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border. She focusses on using sustainable, natural materials in her work.

Karen Ingall, Belton Blooms sits on a bench holding flowers.

Karen Ingall – East Midlands and Events Diary Manager

Karen of Belton Blooms is a micro grower in the East Midlands with a love of natural, sustainable British flowers. She is passionate about sharing the positive impact flowers & gardens have on mental health and wellbeing.

East Anglia Regional Co-ordinator Jane Hutcheon of Hay Lane flower sits amidst her buckets of glorious early summer blooms.]

Jane Hutcheon – East Anglia

Jane runs Hay Lane Flowers in Bedfordshire, alongside her son Jack. They grow a wide range of flowers to supply the local wholesale and retail trade. Jane also grows flowers for drying so that she can continue to supply her retail outlets with bunches of British flowers during the winter months.

Carol Siddorn of Carol's Garden puts together a stunning bouquet of British cut flowers in her workshop

Carol Siddorn – North West

Carol of Carol's Garden grows flowers and foliage for her local community, weddings and florists in SW Cheshire. She particularly loves perennials and shrubs, and anything characterful and unusual. She runs workshops and is one third of the Business of Selling Flowers online course partnership.

Alison Yew Barrow Flower Farm stands next to the farm gate.

Alison Walker – North West

Alison took a seed and planted it and before she knew it Yewbarrow Flower Farm had blossomed. Based in the beautiful Eden Valley, Yewbarrow Flower Farm is home to one acre of land, full of British grown flowers. She creates bespoke bouquets for events, weddings and special occasions.

Rachel of Rose Cottage Flowers creates a beautiful seasonally inspired arch around the door of her Yorkshire cottage.

Rachel Charlesworth – North East and Yorkshire

From her home studio at Rose Cottage Flowers, Rachel grows without chemicals to inspire her informal, flower led approach. She creates arrangements which reflect the seasons and their environment for weddings, events, and regular flower subscriptions.

Kate Norris of Northumbrian flowers wearing an abundant flower crown with pink roses.

Kate Norris – North East and Yorkshire

Kate runs Northumbrian Flowers based in rural Northumberland, growing for retail and wedding and events florists as well as presenting many different growing and arranging workshops throughout the year.

Debbie Scott of East Lothian flowers holds a wibbly wobbly poppy

Debbie Scott – Scotland

Debbie of East Lothian Flowers focusses on sustainable growing practices and is based in an historic walled garden near her home. She supplies florists and wedding planners, installations and events and offers local bouquets through her website.

Liz Anderson PR

Liz Anderson PR

Specialising in the wonderful world of horticulture and floristry PR for nearly 20 years, Liz is the first point of contact for media within Flowers from the Farm for grower stories, stats, images, introductions, news and interviewees.

Sara Willman, My Flowerpatch

Sara Willman, PR Co-ordinator

Sara runs My Flower Patch based in Wiltshire. She loves growing and using British grown flowers within her naturally styled arrangements for garden gathered style weddings, events and funerals.

Milli Proust, FFTF Diversity Group Representative

Milli Proust, Diversity Action Group Representative

Grower and florist Milli creates romantic and playful designs that reflect the seasons, for weddings, events, brands, and local customers in West Sussex.

Michael Hardy of Ravenshill Farm looks out over his cut flower beds.

Michael Hardy, Web Content Editor

Michael runs Ravenshill Flower Farm in West Gloucestershire. He grew up on the site where he farms, and inspired by the unique beauty of his surroundings, believes cut flowers can and should always be a gateway to the conservation of local landscapes.

Denise of the Garden Gate Southwold.

Denise Johnson, Twitter

Denise runs her business, The Garden Gate Southwold, in Suffolk. She grows flowers for her wedding and event floristry and for deliveries within her local area and by post.

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Alison Charlesworth FFTF instagram. The Floral Acre

Alison Charlesworth, Instagram

Seed and plant addict turned flower farmer at The Floral Acre. Channelling 25 years of gardening knowledge into making her Somerset plot a micro flower farm. She delivers flowers locally, offers funeral arrangements and sells buckets of beautiful flowers.

Broomby's Flowers and Artisans.

Cory Broomby, Special Offers Co-ordinator

Cory runs Broomby’s from her home in East Devon. She is passionate about British flowers, seasonal growing and seed harvesting. Cory supplies flowers to local customers and farm shops.

Justine Scouller, Farhill flowers

Justine Scouller, Newsletter Editor

Justine runs Far Hill Flowers in Monmouthshire where she grows a wide range of flowers for her wedding work and other flowery requests as well as selling to local florists. Having been coordinator for Wales and then co-chair she couldn't quite let go and so the newsletter is now her domain.

Chris Smith, FFTF wizard.

Chris Smith, Membership and Tech

Chris has worked with Flowers from the Farm since its inception. His company specialises in web and internet services for not for profit companies and has over 30 years experience in third sector support in IT, governance and management. Based in the North East he supports organisations across the UK.

Gill and Hillary of AMS.

Gill Hinton & Hilary Pulsford, Administration

Association Management & Services (AMS) established in 1996 joined FFTF in early 2021 to provide support in all aspects of running the association. We are delighted to be working with you all.