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Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful;
they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.

~ Luther Burbank (horticulturist) 1849-1926

OUR STORY

Husband & Wife Eden and Claudia

We are husband-and-wife team Eden and Claudia, both gardeners by profession, and work a smallholding on the western edge of the New Forest. In a quiet corner on the holding, we grow cottage garden flowers.

The starting point was a small plot in front of our little bungalow – Garden Cottage. We had decided to raise and sell cut flowers because of the sheer joy to work with plants that offer so much variety and are so rich in colour, scent and texture. No year in the flower plot is like another, as all the plants develop in tune with the seasons, weather and climate. We have expanded the growing space and aim to cultivate lots of different flowers and other plants, including herbs, suitable for cutting in small quantities. Additionally, we forage for foliage and some wildflowers on the holding.

Depending on the weather, flowers are usually available from May to September, with the main flush from June to August - perfect for summer weddings.

Blooming Flowers

Our Services

Bouquets

We sell generous hand-tied bouquets of freshly picked flowers. These will reflect the time of year and include what is in season. No two bouquets are ever the same, and their style can be described as informal and natural.

Prices start from £25. Orders need to be made at least 24 hours before collection to give us time to harvest, condition and arrange your flowers.

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DIY Flowers

We sell buckets of mixed flowers and foliage in proportions of approximately 60% flower to 40% greenery for weddings, funerals, parties and other special occasions and events. This array of beautiful blooms will appeal to your creative streak, as you can arrange the flowers according to your ideas. A bucket typically contains 50-60 stems of seasonal flowers. Please bring your own vessels for transporting the flowers to your destination.

Flowers for Florists

We welcome enquires from local florists and people who love to work with beautiful blooms and want to source English flowers grown nearby.

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Flowers for Photo Shoots and Displays

We can provide flowers for these occasions:

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Holiday Cottage Flowers

Please contact us if you want to have a regular supply of fresh flowers to welcome your holiday guests. Great for use in Airbnb listings to create a personnel welcome and get great reviews.

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Useful Sources
Purple Flowers

Our Philosophy

Great Britain has a unique and world-renowned gardening tradition. We think British flowers once again deserve recognition for their beauty and diversity and simply because they are grown here.

No chemical fertilisers are used on our land; we rely on homemade composts to replenish and increase soil fertility instead.  We have a relaxed attitude towards the plants and animals who share the growing space with the flowers and never apply chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Our flowers are grown organically, using biodynamic production methods, alongside vegetables and fruit, chickens, geese, bees, horses, sheep, and lots and lots of wildlife, which is still abundant in the New Forest.

Our flowers are not airfreighted or transported over long distances by road. They are a truly local and seasonal product.

Address

St Giles Farm

Southampton Road

Fordingbridge

SP6 2LE

© 2019 St Giles Farm.
Website by James Innes

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