Flowers from the Farm is a network of small businesses - both growers and florists . Some members are well-established while others are just starting to trade – but they’re all willing to support you as you build your own flower business by sharing experiences and offering tips and advice. Anyone wishing to run a business growing or selling British grown flowers is welcome to join us.
If you are only wanting to gain experience in gardening or flower arranging to decide if this is the right path for you, why not take a look at our events diary and explore the courses offered by our members?
HOW MUCH LAND DO I NEED TO GROW FLOWERS?
- Set up an allotment or garden as your cutting patch and this will provide a succession of flowers for local sales
- Half an acre will let you provide bunches for local retail and weddings
- An acre or more will let you sell wholesale to florists
You'll need a wide skill set covering both horticulture and marketing, and that's where the supportive network and collective experience of Flowers from the Farm can help.
HEAR WHAT MEMBERS SAY
JOIN US - SIGNUP FORM
£75 annual membership
Market your business with an easy to update webpage, and photos
Direct links to your website / details for customers to contact you directly
What you get as a member
Access to business advice and tips from experienced flower growers and florists
Chance to network with like-minded people and to share experience at local meetings
Opportunities to build your confidence by helping at shows and events.
Access to members’ articles, templates and blogs, closed facebook forums
Monthly members' newsletter
Get discounted prices on courses and workshops plus exclusive offers from our promoted suppliers
As well as helping your business, your membership means that we, as a group, can promote British flowers, educate florists and the public, and have a foundation for campaigning to government about assistance for the British flower industry.
"FFTF facilitated us and allowed us to trade in our first season: access to our site was delayed so we hardly had any flowers in time for the events that we had committed to in 2017 and it was through FFTF that we connected with Gilly Flowers which allowed us to honour those commitments. FFTF is a community that we turn to again and again for advice, tips and inspiration. They never fail us." Marianne Mogendorff and Camila Klich,Wolves Lane Flower Company.
"For me the sense of community has been really important, I’ve met some lovely people who understand the world I work in. We all share ideas, tips and struggles. Working in the field alone can be very isolating but chatting to fellow farmers and attending garden tours together makes me feel that I’m not alone. I also feel that together we can make people aware of what fantastic choice there is for seasonal British flowers." Corrina Lowe, Chambers Farm Flowers.