My name is Rosie Burgon, since early childhood I have lived in Perthshire. After school I obtained a bachelors degree in Horticulture and left University with a growing desire to pursue flower farming (which at the time, I didn't even realise was a thing). Fast forward a few years, after copious amounts of research, plotting and a brilliant workshop held by "Flowers from the Farm" ex-Scottish co-ordinator, Paula Baxter, here I am into my third season and still loving it.
Scottish Cut Flowers is a flower farm based in Tayside over 2 sites: a Victorian walled garden and a site for polytunnels. We produce beautiful blooms and foliage for florists and the public. Our produce is sustainably grown which essentially means we try to do right by the land we are custodians of. No nasty chemicals such as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, fertilisers or preservatives are used on the crops we grow. All of which means that our flowers are the healthy choice for the environment and for you to handle.
Why use locally grown flowers?
A better question is "Why not?"
The common misconception is that Scotlands' weather is not nice enough to produce flowers. But stop to think for a second - why are the British Isles green and glorious... because plants thrive in our temperate climate. Mild temperatures, high rainfall and long summer days create lush, healthy plants.
Locally grown flowers are fresh, scented and have a great vase life because they can reach their destination much quicker than imported flowers, usually within 24 hours rather than 2-3 days. More than that you know exactly where the flowers were grown, how they are managed and who grew them (me, hiya!)