Why We Do What We Do...
Have you ever picked up a bouquet of flowers, held it close & taken a deep breath - anticipating the delicious perfume?
And been disappointed to discover - well, there isn't a perfume!
If so, you're not alone.
So many of the flowers available today in the UK have been bred for other qualities - for extra long stems, new colour choices, or year round availability. Or perhaps so they'll withstand lengthy journeys from overseas - as some 90% of the £2 billion a year of cut flowers sold in the UK are supplied from overseas, many need to.
But along the way, other qualities, such as exquisite natural fragrance & the variety of flowers available, are often lost.
Well, at Galloway Flowers, we love flowers for their beauty, their textures and yes, their natural fragrance too. We believe all add to the sensory pleasure you should feel when you see, touch & of course sniff your flowers. And frankly, although pretty, we're rather bored of those samey flowers from the supermarket there all year round. There are so many more gorgeous blooms to choose from!
Just as top Chefs have embraced the 'Field-to-Fork' concept, we believe it's time to embrace 'Field-to-Vase'. Our beautiful locally grown flowers are freshly cut to order, offer choice & varieties that change with the seasons & are grown without harsh chemicals. When you choose our flowers, you'll enhance your personal environment, support local wildlife & enjoy fresh, quality flowers.
And of course, buying flowers & foliage when in season means you enjoy them at their best quality, best fragrance & best value.
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And take a look at where we started in this blog post
The Florist & Flower Farmer; Rosie Gray
Rosie Gray has always been a gardener - ever since she was knee high & started off with a packet of marigold seeds. She's been experimenting with new varieties ever since. For years, Rosie grew an abundance of flowers, fruit & veg in her garden & allotment, (some might say too many as the surplus was always passed on to the neighbours!)
Through 'word of mouth', she found herself being approached by local Flower Clubs, Florists & a Shop/Cafe wanting her flowers. Enough encouragement to prompt her to grow flowers for a living - a lifelong dream. And so the search for a suitable piece of land & the story of Galloway Flowers began...