THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE THAT VISITED THE GARDENS FOR FLOWER FARMERS BIG WEEKEND ON SATURDAY AND WORKSHOP ON SUNDAY!
Despite the gardens being wild,woolly and obviously seasonal, you were all very generous with your smiles, interest and sense of humour. It was very much apreciated.
We hope you enjoyed yourselves, local scones for cream teas,farmshop pasties and family service.
IT WAS A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU!
OPEN GARDEN (privately owned).
We are opening the gardens for @flowersfromthefarm special Flower Farmers Big Weekend www.flowerfarmersbigweekend.co.uk It is important you read full details.
SATURDAY 17th 10.00 am - 2.00 pm Free entry
As we are neighbours. Combe Martin Silver Mines will also be open to allow people to see two quiet heritage spots close together and make the most of a journey, they are a short walk up the lane from the gardens and well worth a visit. Contact them to find out more. Filers 301 bus from Ilfracombe runs through the village and takes you to the bottom of Comers Lane opposite Hansons garage, there is parking at the church car park to walk up.Gary (gardens) will also be picking people up and taking back on the hour to the seaside car park,more if enough people. Look out for a black Mitsibushibushi with a TFG sign. There will be signs from Comers and Lower Dene Lane.
I practice seat of my pants gardening,with an eye to wildlife. Its a beautiful part of Combe Martin. Get in touch via contacts page. See how to and how not to grow! Lost tunnel covers, drought, late plantings, grass up to your armpits, will all add up to a real experience here. Its weedy, wild and actually very beautiful in natures special way. Do not expect pristine, or beds full of flowers, we are seasonal, some start, some finish, some ground is in planning and trees decide to grow quickly where you hadnt planned them. It is all sorted as much as we want to, out of season.If this offends you, it is not for you. You will however hear bees and insects buzz and butterflies will flutter by, the air will be full of bird song, all due to the non chemical way we garden and our love of wildlife, so watch where you step, caterpillar hazzards!
There are restrictions due to no car access and rough ground, so not for the faint hearted. You can not drive here. Gary will be picking people up from Combe Martin seaside car park behind the museum and dropping back on the hour on Saturday. Hopefully others will walk up and take in the full experience. People are welcome to bring a picnic, dogs on a lead and children 10 and over ( due to safety and boredom issues). We have a compost loo which may not suit everyone, so please ring for details prior to comming.
If you're up for something different, new experience, understanding, we look forward to seeing you.
SUNDAY 18th August Buttonholes and bouquet workshop ( 6 people) 9.30am pick up - 1.00 ish!pm
£45.00 all materials provided.This must be pre booked and paid for in advance. Please use contact page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be picked up at Combe Martin seaside car park and driven to the gardens. It will be informal and fun, no previous experience needed, just enjoy yourself and a bit of time out!
You will have an introductary walk around the gardens, after tea/ coffee etc. be provided with all materials to make buttonholes with instruction. I will then show you a handtied bouquet which you will be able to make in your own style, with own flowers to take home with you. We have a policy of no single use plastic, or floral foam and try to make everything compostable. We will show you how to take your flowers home to enjoy.
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Please remember that these flowers are seasonal, grown locally and most importantly are British and not flown in and stored, so are not available all the time. They do however have scent, life and you may have never seen some varieties before.
IF THEY COULD TALK IT WOULD BE WITH A SOFT NORTH DEVON ACCENT!
The gardens are seperate to the postal address and worked daily. Thursday, Friday and Saturday can be busy in season, so consider this when thinking to order, as they may already be booked.
We provide flowers and foliage and offer a floristry service in season. Please remember should you wish to buy. The flowers need to be picked early am. and conditioned for 24 hours for next day requirement. Some foliage can be two days.This is to make sure that you have them at their very best. All budgets are catered for, we want everyone to have access to these flowers. For any shops or markets we always make sure there is a variety of price ranges.
FLORISTS and INDIVIDUALS are welcome to buy from the garden. Flowers are priced by the stem.There is no minimum order and mixed flowers are fine. There is a premium for same coloured and unusual flowers. Delivery may incurr a small charge dependant on where you are. This is based on mileage and time away from the gardens.
There is too much to put it all here and always some "specials" not usually available. lots of wild grown too, so just ask for what you have in mind and we can go from there.
In flower colours, a purple can be very close in shade to a blue and there are lots of ranges of pinks, so its helpful fo you to be really sure of the colour ranges you require. A helpful hint is to pick up anything even D.I.Y. paint charts to give you ideas and confidence of what you want and play around with colours.
Flowers can be obtained by the bunch or by buckets. Hotels, restaurants and galleries etc may also find it more beneficial to buy the D.I.Y. option and arrange themselves.
These flowers are not just for weddings, they are for everyone. I've picked for farmers funerals, Artists, market gardeners and individuals who want flowers and greenery that is personal to them and often bring back a valuable memory.