A new decade – plans and collaborations

The 2020s are not getting off to the best of starts here at Hay Lane. Months of wet weather have meant the flower field has been partially flooded since November and we have not been able to plant as much as we would have liked, nor finish the cultivations that we wanted to do. And we have orders for more flowers than ever so this is going to means we will have to work our socks off when the field finally becomes workable. However there have been a lot of things going behind the scenes over the winter months. The coming year will be packed with events, workshops and projects.

We are fully booked for weddings and workshops in 2020, which shows just how popular British flowers are becoming. Over the next year we will continue to work closely with the other Bedfordshire Flower Farms and fellow Flowers from the Farm members. The shows season will kick off in May with the Made in Bedford Spring and Eco Living Fair and we will also be creating a floral marquee to showcase British flowers at the 2020 Young Farmers Rally. June will see us at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show again where we will be creating a show garden display and working on a large scale floral installation.

Personally I am really excited that over the next year we’ll also be launching a floristry training school and creating a hub for local florists who are interested in working with seasonal, British flowers in a more sustainable way. This will give us the opportunity to help with the development of new floristry businesses in our local area, which can only be a good thing for British flowers.

Oh and alongside selling our usual beautiful bunches of fresh flowers, by popular demand we’ll also be re-opening the seed shop this year!

Cant wait to get started.

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