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Take a virtual tour of Kirsten’s cutting patch

Kirsten explains where and how she produces British flowers for her own wedding and event floristry

Take a virtual tour of Kirsten's cutting patch

Mum, why don’t you grow flowers and do weddings with them?

This question was posed to Kirsten by her daughter one day, and so the seed for an urban flower business was planted.

Trained as both an interior designer and as a nurse, Kirsten started her flower farm in 2018. She works on just a small plot of 225 sq m, but it also has a lane with a hedgerow which she’s trying to restore and there are mature shrubs and trees in her garden beyond the cutting area.

Kirsten explains:

I am a grower-florist, but my first passion is floral design and I grow primarily to have gorgeous unusual flowers at hand for weddings. One of the highlights of my flower career so far was doing wedding flowers which appeared on the front cover of  OK Magazine. I’m also starting to run workshops from home. I sell some flowers via garden gate sales and and also through Facebook and Instagram. I do bouquets to order and smaller jam jar posies.

Her business is driven by a love of flowers and her passion for growing and designing with flowers. At the moment, she still works part-time as a nurse. While at the early stage of flower farming, this income gives her the ability to only do the weddings and events that appeal to her style and aesthetic.

Kirsten is an enthusiastic member of Flowers from the Farm and was co-ordinator of our north west region for two years.

She says:

I love the support and friendship. It’s an amazing resource for supplies and growing knowledge and the bulk buys have been really useful to me. I enjoy the meetings and the annual conference was very educational.

A carefully curated selection of pressed dried flowers are displayed as a stunning flat lay on a piece of gold coloured board by Kirsten of Henthorn Farm Flowers.

A keen eye for design with dried flowers.

Kirsten of Henthorn Farm Flowers holds a seasonal boquuet of delicate British cut flowers - frothy Queen Anne's Lace, love-in-a-mist, snapdragons and phlox Creme Brulee. She stands against a rough brick terracotta wall as a backdrop.

Kirsten's passion is floral design.

A natural funeral sheaf with seasonal spring flowers: tulips, bluebells, pansies and blossom. By Henthorn Farm Flowers.

She loves creating natural funeral flowers.