Day Two of the Flower Farmers' Big Weekend 2020

Article Published By Flowers From The Farm on Aug 15 2020



    It’s Day Two of the Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend, the UK’s only open flower farm festival!


    In today’s collection of short films, you’ll virtually meet a fresh set of British cut flower growers from across Flowers from the Farm membership association. They’ll be sharing their tips, tours and insights on the 5 central themes of:

    • The Basics
    • Plot Stories
    • Flower Focus
    • Top Tips
    • From Plot to Vase. 

    Watch today’s virtual programme for the Flower Farmers Big Weekend right here.

    You'll  find today’s Flower Farmers’ Question Time ably hosted by Justine Scouller of Far Hill Flowers (Wales) joined on the panel by Paula Baxter of Mill Pond Flower Farm (Scotland), Jen Stuart-Smith of Blooming Green (Kent) and Debbie Scott of East Lothian Flower Farm (Scotland). 


    Day Two’s 8 wonderful flower farmers and their plots


    PLOT STORIES - Growing to Scale

    Rachel Siegfried of Green & Gorgeous in Oxfordshire takes us behind the scenes of her famous 9 acre flower farm, and talks about the benefits of flower farming on a larger scale.


    THE BASICS - Tools of the Trade

    Cobi Snelson of Batch Cottage Flowers in Somerset invites us into her rural cutting garden to find out which flower farming tools she would never be without.


    TOP TIPS - Getting the Most from your Plot

    Cel Robertson of Forever Green Flower Company in Norfolk shows us around her highly efficient and productive one acre site, sharing secrets to generating the best yield from your growing space


    FLOWER FOCUS - Dahlia Mania

    Philippa Stewart of Just Dahlias in Cheshire guides us around her dahlia fields with over 300 varieties in full bloom and shares her advice on growing and cutting


    THE BASICS - Planning your Flower Farming Year

    Claire Brown of PlantPassion in Surrey explains how planning what, when and how to grow is essential to making a successful business, and takes us around her flower fields on the North Downs.


    FROM PLOT TO VASE - Flowers and The Arts

    Fiona Haser-Bizony of Electric Daisy Flower Farm in Wiltshire explores how the worlds of ethical flower farming and art combine.


    PLOT STORIES - Market Garden

    Cristy Gilbert and Judith McGowan of Tomnah’a Market Garden in Scotland share an insight into how flower farming complements fruit and vegetable production on their 4 acre site.


    FROM PLOT TO VASE - Bouquets

    Ryan Lewis of Bloom by Ryan Lewis in Staffordshire takes us with him as he picks flowers from his flower fields and arranges them into the freshest of seasonal hand-tied bouquets.


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