Rosie’s desire to follow a passion in horticulture whilst supporting her partner Steve on the family working farm was really the inspiration behind Wild Rose Flower Company. Finding a sustainable and local business which would help to support them both and offer something refreshing and new to the local community, growing beautiful, scented British flowers on the farm seemed a logical step.
This is now our second year growing beautifully natural, scented cut flowers on the farm.
The old walled garden, offering ideal growing conditions for a cut flower patch, gave us a fantastic start last year so we are now ready to produce even more this year. We grow a wide range of blooms along the theme of wild, country flowers which give a naturalistic look. We do not use chemicals so the flowers move in the vase and most importantly give off their natural scent as they should. We want to grow flowers which are super fresh and loved for their colours, scents and vibrant long life
From a childhood immersed in gardening with her first cut flower and vegetable patch at just 5 years old, Rosie grew up gardening.
Her inspiration and teacher (still now) is her mother Katherine, a constant source of knowledge and practical advice in a subject which is a learning curve…. and nature always stays in control.
For the last twenty years, Rosie’s has had a successful business in bespoke event management , creating unforgettable experiences in a fast paced and often demanding environment. A move towards Horticulture has long been in her sights with an RHS Level 2 in Horticulture completed in 2014, followed by project managing a main Chelsea Flower Show Garden for two years and garden design work along the way.
Succulents came into Rosie’s life about 5 years ago and she became besotted! Having amassed a collection, Rosie started working with them, creating quirky succulent planters using second hand and vintage containers mixed in with modern ones. These plants are so varied and fascinating in shape and colour they offer fantastic architectural forms for creating these indoor and outdoor planters.
British cut flowers and succulents are a move towards more sustainable living. Locally grown cut flowers have a tiny carbon footprint compared with imported flowers which are transported considerable distances. Imported flowers are often sprayed with chemicals to extend vase life given they are travelling long distances before reaching the consumer. In large scale production in poorer countries, valuable water resources are reduced which has a detrimental effect on local communities relying on these supplies for their small holdings.
Succulents are plants which are low maintenance and in most cases slow growing. Ideally suited to modern living and a great way to introduce young children to the pleasure of looking after and nurturing something living.