Gedney Broadgate open farm event will have flowers and so much more
Taking in the stunning scenes at a flower farm sounds like the most perfect way to spend a summer’s afternoon.
Next month, Fiona Paxton of Gedney Broadgate-based Pulvertoft Flowers is opening the gates of her working flower farm to the public.
As part of the Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend, organised by Flowers from the Farm, the farm will be open on Sunday, August 7 to raise funds for Lincolnshire Air Ambulance.
Fiona started growing cut flowers in her adjoining field in the village two years ago after a career in fashion, and has quickly developed a blooming business by supplying fresh and dried flowers for local wedding florists, events, and selling at Farmers Markets.
“The support from florists for our flower farm has been incredible,” she said.
“People are so much more aware now that locally-grown, seasonal flowers are not only the most sustainable flowers that money can buy, but they are also the most beautiful.”
Visitors to Fiona’s field will be able to soak in the sight and scent of rows of flowers in bud and bloom, ask questions of the grower and buy flowers freshly picked from the plot to take home.
Weather permitting, you can expect to see late summer favourites such as scented phlox, vibrant zinnias, larkspur, cornflower, nigella, asters, snapdragons, cosmos, sedums, herbs and trailing amaranthus.
Additionally, there will also be some small businesses that Fiona has collaborated with on site.
Lincolnshire Honey will be on hand to talk all things bees and honey, showing off their beehives located in the meadow and selling their locally produced honey.
Jackalope Joe Coffee Co of Spalding will be having a pop-up coffee shop with a variety of coffees, cakes and scones - while the Flora Candle Company will be selling their products and talking about workshops held at Pulvertoft Flowers.
Advance booking for the free event is essential. Visit www.pulvertoftflowers.co.uk or message Fiona via Instagram or Facebook.