Cut flowers return to Wardington Manor, new book out.

Cut flower gardeners, Bridget Elworthy and Henrietta Courtauld from THE LAND GARDENERS supply some of London’s top florists from their walled garden at Wardington Manor. They have released a beautiful new book to inspire cut flower growing, the importance of composting and soil health. When The Land Gardeners arrived at Wardington Manor, the cutting gardens…

Soho Rose Farm thrives in new home

When the beloved Soho Rose Farm went up for sale, Kristy and her family took a huge risk to relocate 6000 roses. Their first season was more than they could have hoped for.

Dreamy rose and perfume workshop …

Soho Rose Farm and The Powder Room are teaming up to bring you an immersive rose and fragrance experience this Spring. Kristy Tippet owner of Soho Rose Farm, and Samantha Taylor, Fragrance Specialist will share their deep passion for roses and fragrance in an exclusive workshop held amongst sumptuous paddocks of locally grown blooms. The…

Flower farm trail launches in Vic, Australia

The flower farmers of the Daylesford Macedon Ranges in Victoria, Australia are joining forces to offer a series of events and experiences from each Spring through to Autumn. The Daylesford Macedon Flower Farm Trail will be an annual event and is the first major collaboration from local flower farmers, providing visitors an opportunity to experience…

Children and nature – it’s a special kind of thing…

We asked four mums who work with flowers, and on farms, in different parts of Australia about what it gives their kids, and what in turn that brings them.
This post is a wonderful insight into life on a flower farm with kids and an urgent reminder of how essential a connection to nature is for our mental health and our survival on this planet.

Second blooming

Introducing Perpetual Blooms – where flowers from weddings and events have a second life, bringing joy to people in the community who need it most. “I started Perpetual Blooms because it really upset me to come to the end of an event and have to throw the flowers so beautifully arranged in the bin.”  Anita…

Accidentally surrounded by flowers

Rose and Abraham Flower Co Elisabeth of Rose and Abraham Flower Co near Castlemaine, Victoria, grows the most exquisite flowers. The colours and varieties are of such rare beauty they literally stop you in your tracks – her Instagram feed is utterly distracting. Much like her method of farming, it was an organic journey that…

Keep it wild, flower child

For a family gathering a good few years back, pre floral obsession days, Mum brought a branch into the house and hung it on the wall with some twigs. I couldn’t get over how it changed the space, it was so simple, instant joy! Floristry had never crossed my mind as something I would be…

A Tree in the House

A Tree in the House is a stunning ode – in words as well as pictures – to flower arranging. Part guide for the aspiring home florists, and part celebration of rural life in sync with nature, it celebrates the joy that flowers bring to our every day lives.  Author Annabelle Hickson believes playing and…

Flower fairies plant the seed…

Whether it was the imaginary flower fairies dancing across her pillow as a child and filling her with possibility, or her Poppy’s love of Dahlias, Trish Carter fell under the floral spell as a kid and now grows what she needs for her floral design business in the Blue Mountains. Name and location of farm…..

The Circle Perspective

For a simple shape, the circle is full of meaning and design aesthetic. It’s synonomous with weddings (wedding rings) – for symbolising infinite love, love with no end, union – but also harmony and protection. Then there’s the cycle symbolism – the cycle of life, of seasons and of the use of materials. In ancient…

Cecilia Fox

Melanie Stapleton started something special 12 years ago with Cecilia Fox which is now one of Melbourne’s most highly regarded florists. Their work is pure class. It’s cutting-edge, inspiring, relevant and sustainability is always part of the story. Enjoy this five minute chat with Melanie. Was it always flowers for you? Yeah, it’s always been…