I'm often asked what prompted me to start the Flower Farm here near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway.
Well, it was a bit of a long & winding road to be honest.
I've always adored flowers, ever since I was a toddler really & especially our beautiful British Cottage Garden Flowers.
Flowers were always in my life (I grew up next to a Peony Farm) but unable to see a career in horticulture, I kept it strictly outside work. But I grew flowers always, loved arranging them in a natural way to please me & slowly over time, they started to be noticed.
The village flower arrangers wanted them, a few local florists too & so I started selling flowers on a very small scale when I lived in Wiltshire.
A health scare gave me the jolt I needed to step it up. Nothing quite like a couple of MRI scans to get you thinking...
Slowly a plan formed, we moved to Scotland nearer my partners parents & since 2015, making those plans happen. Growing Cottage Garden flowers in a sustainable way, & sharing their beauty & scent with others is such a special experience.
And I'm always trying something new to grow each season, hoping to delight my Customers with them.
It's physically tough at times, a huge learning curve & totally worth it.
Whatever took me so long?
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.