Welcome to Hillside Farm Flowers
This is my first blog post so I thought I would tell you a bit more about the back story of Hillside Farm Flowers...
I set Hillside Farm Flowers up from the greenhouse on our farm in the Cotswolds during the first lock down. I had previously worked in Business development as well as a career as an Operations & Events Manager and lockdown provided me with the perfect opportunity to move back to the farm and take the leap to starting a business that I was passionate about!
I've always known I wanted to set up a flower business but I also wanted one that I knew would be beneficial to other small businesses and one that would contribute towards being environmentally friendly. I also think seeing the affects of Covid on businesses made me realise the importance of supporting each other and being as self sufficient as possible.
I try to source all my packaging and produce from small businesses that are local or from the UK. I forage as much as possible and I am currently making plans to set up my own cutting patch in the Spring.
Having spent my entire life growing up on a working farm and understanding the hard work and commitment that goes into farming, means I am passionate about promoting British farming and supporting the industry where I can which is one of the main reasons why I use wool. Wool is an integral part of Hillside Farm Flowers. I wash the wool by hand and use it as protective packaging. Wool is a miracle fabric because it is so rapidly renewable, biodegradable and recyclable which is why I have been eager to incorporate it into my work! I feel that wool doesn't get the limelight it deserves and it should definitely be used more often!!
I hope this has provided you with a little insight into Hillside Farm Flowers. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss anything. I am always keen to collaborate with other like minded businesses.