This question was posed to Kirsten by her daughter one day, and so the seed for an urban flower business was planted.
Trained as both an interior designer and as a nurse, Kirsten started her flower farm in 2018. She works on just a small plot of 225 sq m, but it also has a lane with a hedgerow which she’s trying to restore and there are mature shrubs and trees in her garden beyond the cutting area.
I am a grower-florist, but my first passion is floral design and I grow primarily to have gorgeous unusual flowers at hand for weddings. One of the highlights of my flower career so far was doing wedding flowers which appeared on the front cover of OK Magazine. I’m also starting to run workshops from home. I sell some flowers via garden gate sales and and also through Facebook and Instagram. I do bouquets to order and smaller jam jar posies.
Her business is driven by a love of flowers and her passion for growing and designing with flowers. At the moment, she still works part-time as a nurse. While at the early stage of flower farming, this income gives her the ability to only do the weddings and events that appeal to her style and aesthetic.
Kirsten is an enthusiastic member of Flowers from the Farm and was co-ordinator of our north west region for two years.
I love the support and friendship. It’s an amazing resource for supplies and growing knowledge and the bulk buys have been really useful to me. I enjoy the meetings and the annual conference was very educational.