The fragrant sweet pea originates from 17th century Italy when visitors brought this dainty flower back to England. It's horticultural name, Lathyrus Odorous comes from the Greek for pea and the Latin from fragrant.
They are considered to be the floral emblem of Edwardian England and were an important part of floral arrangements for weddings and dinner parties.
There is something quite magical about your own flower patch. Nurturing, watching and then cutting.
If you would love to learn how to grow your own cutting garden we have an evening workshop on July 3rd where the lovely Cathy from the Midnight Flower Farm is going to tell us how to get started with "Grow British!".
We picked up some flowers from Cathy today - they are just gorgeous!
There is nothing quite as lovely as flowers that have been grown in British soil with love and attention. Today I went to visit The Baldock Flower Farm. A one acre site dedicated to lots of stunning flower varieties including Orlaya Grandiflora, Phacelia and Sweet Rocket. It was a real treat to meet Johanna, owner and hardworking grower and purchase a bucket of mixed early summer flowers - truly gorgeous! You can buy flowers from the gate on Saturday mornings or order a mixed bucket. Take a look at www.thebaldockflowerfarm.co.uk. Please call to order.
First Meeting: Wednesday June 3rd 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Hildersham Village Hall, High Street, Hildersham, Cambridge CB21 6BU
First Meeting FREE to all (just register)
There is a massive resurgence to buy locally grown British produce – and flowers are no different.
Come and find out all about British Flowers that you can buy today, where you can buy them and see a demonstration making the most of home grown gorgeous flowers.
With British Flowers Week held in June at New Covent Garden Market there has never been a better time to buy (or grow) British.
If you would like to come, please register your place here: RESERVE A PLACE
Cambridge Floral Creatives Club details
Open to anyone with a love of flowers - who would love to know more. Each month we will look at different designs, some traditional and others new and innovative as inspired by some of the world leading designer florists.
The club will meet 9 months of the year (no meeting in August, December or January) on the first Wednesday of each month.
Each week you will create something different and inspiring, watch a demonstration or have a discussion or talk from a speaker.
Membership Fee: FREE to join
Meeting Fee: This will vary each month depending on the content of the meeting. The fee and content of the next meeting will be published the previous month.