2017 News…

We’re delighted to let you know that we have recently joined the Flowers from the Farm network. 

Flowers from the Farm was founded in 2011 and now has over 300 members. It is not-for-profit network run and administered solely by volunteers.

Most members, including ourselves, are sole traders running small or micro businesses: farmers, smallholders and gardeners, who are using their knowledge of horticulture and floristry to grow and present a different range of flowers from those available in the supermarkets and the wholesale markets.

From Cornwall up to Scotland, and every region in between, these artisan flower farmers are growing old favourites: Sweet Peas, Dahlias, Gladioli, and Cornflowers, as well as trying out lots of new varieties.

Flowers from the Farm brings together all these growers and florists and provides local meetings and events: they encourage their members to come together to build displays at all the big flower shows: they hold workshops to improve members’ skills and – equally importantly – they are the place where you’ll make friends with like-minded people who will become your new work colleagues.

We’re excited to be part of this fantastic network and can’t wait to get involved with their meetings and workshops. Come say hello to Yorkshire Petals here!

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Wild and wonderful weddings

Often we are approached, whilst selling our flowers at market, by brides who want something a little bit different for their wedding.  Sometimes they would like to fill beautiful vases belonging to their grandparents with garden flowers. Occasionally family members have hand crafted exquisite wooden boxes that are perfect for filling to the brim with herbs. A bartender who collects unusual gin bottles wanted them displayed with winter foliage at a recent wedding.  I have to admit that my heart skips a beat when I am asked to make these special arrangements and it gives me an opportunity to get creative.

I love to create bespoke bouquets for brides and bridesmaids, each one is unique and special.

Daisy, who celebrated her wedding in 2016 at Craven Arms Cruck  barn, Appletreewick said “You literally took my dream flowers and turned them into a reality and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”

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Yorkshire Petals have a vast collection of vintage bottles, china and tins available to hire for our brides and grooms to choose from.

Let us inspire you to be different.


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Markets

We offer our glorious flowers for sale at several farmers’ and craft markets around Yorkshire.  Wherever possible, we display and sell the flowers in vintage containers, all recycled and reclaimed. Beautiful antique glass mineral water bottles are filled with dainty and delicate cosmos, love in-a-mist and herbs. Vintage stone ink bottles perfectly compliment the majestic alliums or dahlias.  Occasionally sweet peas tumble from vintage tea pots exclaiming to everyone that summer has arrived.

Country garden style by Yorkshire Petals

imageFresh, scented flowers, with the addition of herbs to add a subtle fragrance, are perfect for carefree, relaxed celebrations.

Yorkshire Petals can recommend the best seasonal flowers, all grown in our cutting garden.

Our year begins as the days begin to lengthen in March.  With increased daylight and a gentle warmth in the soil we are rewarded with beautiful narcissus emerging from the darkness.  Growing unusual varieties is our unique selling point and we are positively confident that they cannot be bought in supermarkets!image

Almost unbelievably quickly, tulips, hyacinth and muscari make their delightful entrance into our cutting garden creating an utterly joyous scene.

 

In the blink of an eye, sweet rocket and sweet William are fluttering in the breeze shouting “pick me, pick me!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gloriously scented home grown cut flowers

yorkshire petals oct 001We have a wide range of vintage props available for hire, perfectly complimenting our glorious English country flowers.

To set the scene for your vintage inspired wedding, why not use our beautiful, antique glass bottles filled with scented blooms.


Perhaps you would prefer our stone ginger beer bottles.  Many of these bottles are over one hundred years old and they perfectly compliment our scented, British flowers.