Philosophy

Philosophy

Our growing season extends from March, when we start the year with narcissi, until November, when we finish the year with dahlias and chrysanthemums.  We have chosen to source British flowers over the winter, rather than growing them ourselves in polytunnels.  This may change in the future as we develop, but at the moment we are happy to support growers such as Flowers by Clowance, Tregothnan and Mainland Marketing in the Isles of Scilly.

We occasionally buy from selected Dutch growers, to ring the changes over the hungry months, but never import flowers cultivated from sunnier climes.

We are self-sufficient with our own foliage throughout the calendar year.  For example we use craetagus and apple blossom in the spring, ferns and euphorbias in the summer, berries and oak in the autumn and larch and bare branches in the depths of winter.

We grow a vast range of bulbs, biennials, annuals and perennials, and specialize in tulips, alliums and dahlias.  This year we harvested nearly 7000 tulips, of 40 different varieties in a newly designated flower field.