who are they?
Howe Farm Flowers is the fulfilment of a dream for Californian born Amber - a mother of two who runs her own flower farm in the pretty village of Dorton. Always up at dawn, Amber works hard growing a huge selection of stunning, seasonal flowers on her two acre plot for ‘pick your own’ visitors, weddings and now, alongside organic veg box deliveries!
what does she produce?
Stunning, romantic, wild bouquets full of fresh, seasonal, British flowers! Entirely self taught, Amber’s passion for all things floral is immediately apparent: ‘I very much fell into flowers! The first time I grew some Dahlia’s (in the veg patch) I couldn’t believe how beautiful and perfect they were. After I had the twins I needed to decide what I wanted to grow - it had to be flowers.’ Amber’s arrangements are gorgeous, scented and ‘free-spirited’ - as wild as the land that surrounds the farm itself: ‘I never force stems to do anything they don’t want to do, I like flowers to be natural’.
what makes these flowers so special?
Because these are bunches of flowers grown right here on the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire border and reflect the best of what’s blooming right now. As Amber points out: ‘by buying local you are also buying seasonal, they go hand in hand. I believe in growing and enjoying the flowers that are available right at that moment, that’s part of the pleasure - to be able to connect a particular time of year to a certain bloom’. Amber operates on a ‘no-dig’ system of agriculture on the farm, which involves leaving the soil unturned to develop its natural layers and promote a healthy ecosystem within it. She does not use pesticides on her land and keeps her packaging to a minimum and always plastic free - letting the beautiful blooms do all the talking!
why are we excited?
Hand sown and hand picked by Amber herself just the day before delivery, these bunches of flowers will change with the seasons and reflect the best of what’s blooming out in the fields each week. With Dahlia’s in full swing from mid July until the first frost, we can expect armfuls of these bold beauties along with other stems chosen carefully by Amber and picked (extremely early!) the very day you receive them. Locally grown blooms, following the seasons, picked fresh by Amber and delivered straight to your door. There’s something extremely special about that!