The Story so far.

Jan Falkingham is a Landscape Architect still working part time while setting up her cut flowers and foliage business, Field and Bloom. The story so far begins with Jan living and working in Edinburgh but looking to move back home to Yorkshire and do something different. As a Landscape Architect she has enjoyed designing landscapes at all scales from gardens to public parks, housing estates to commercial developments and coming from a farming background she has always loved growing things.

In autumn 2014 while still living in Edinburgh Jan attended a workshop run by Gill Hodgson of Field House Flowers and the founder of Flowers from the Farm. The workshop was about setting up a flower growing business and Gill shared her experience to date. Jan was already keen to grow flowers and Gill’s workshop galvanised her into action. Jan asked her family if she could use some land on the farm and ended up with a small field of very nice sandy loam which is a dream for a small scale cut flower grower.

Jan began growing in May 2015 and the first job was to install a polytunnel in the field. The first season was spent experimenting and establishing the growing area. In 2016 Jan started selling flowers locally and the 2017 season sees Field and Bloom continuing to expand the range and number of quality British flowers grown.

British cut flowers

There is a huge market for cut flowers in the UK and the majority of the flowers sold in this country are imported via Holland. There are a few large-scale British cut flower growers but there is also a growing army of small-scale local growers supplying local florists and the public with British grown flowers and foliage.  As a result it is becoming easier to source British grown flowers and foliage.

Sustainable Flowers

Growing and selling flowers locally is a sustainable method of providing the freshest possible product to the local market that reduces the time and money spent on transit with the bonus of reducing the environmental cost of transportation.

Member of the Flowers From The Farm Community

Field and Bloom is a member of Flowers from the Farm, a nationwide network of British cut flower growers. The organisation promotes the use of British cut flowers and aims to help increase the amount of British flowers and foliage grown and sold in the UK through supporting and encouraging local growers and promoting the use of British flowers.

Get in Touch

Jan Falkingham

The Briars

Burnby Lane

Pocklington

YO42 2QD

Telephone: 07752082766

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The Story so far.

Jan Falkingham is a Landscape Architect still working part time while setting up her cut flowers and foliage business, Field and Bloom. The story so far begins with Jan living and working in Edinburgh but looking to move back home to Yorkshire and do something different. As a Landscape Architect she has enjoyed designing landscapes at all scales from gardens to public parks, housing estates to commercial developments and coming from a farming background she has always loved growing things.

In autumn 2014 while still living in Edinburgh Jan attended a workshop run by Gill Hodgson of Field House Flowers and the founder of Flowers from the Farm. The workshop was about setting up a flower growing business and Gill shared her experience to date. Jan was already keen to grow flowers and Gill’s workshop galvanised her into action. Jan asked her family if she could use some land on the farm and ended up with a small field of very nice sandy loam which is a dream for a small scale cut flower grower.

Jan Falkingham is a Landscape Architect still working part time while setting up her cut flowers and foliage business, Field and Bloom. The story so far begins with Jan living and working in Edinburgh but looking to move back home to Yorkshire and do something bit different. As a Landscape Architect she has enjoyed designing landscapes at all scales from gardens to public parks, housing estates to commercial developments and coming from a farming background she has always loved growing things.

In autumn 2014 while still living in Edinburgh Jan attended a workshop run by Gill Hodgson of Field House Flowers and the founder of Flowers from the Farm. The workshop was about setting up a flower growing business and Gill shared her experience to date. Jan was already keen to grow flowers and Gill’s workshop galvanised her into action. Jan asked her family if she could use some land on the farm. She ended up with a small field of very nice sandy loam which is a dream for a small scale cut flower grower.

Jan began growing in May 2015 and the first job was to install a polytunnel in the field. The first season was spent experimenting and establishing the growing area. In 2016 Jan started selling flowers locally and the 2017 season sees Field and Bloom continuing to expand the range and number of quality British flowers grown.

British cut flowers

There is a huge market for cut flowers in the UK and the majority of the flowers sold in this country are imported via Holland. There are a few large-scale British cut flower growers but there is also a growing army of small-scale local growers supplying local florists and the public with British grown flowers and foliage.  As a result it is becoming easier to source British grown flowers and foliage.

Sustainable Flowers

Growing and selling flowers locally is a sustainable method of providing the freshest possible product to the local market that reduces the time and money spent on transit with the bonus of reducing the environmental cost of transportation.

Member of the Flowers From The Farm Community

Field and Bloom is a member of Flowers from the Farm, a nationwide network of British cut flower growers. The organisation promotes the use of British cut flowers and aims to help increase the amount of British flowers and foliage grown and sold in the UK through supporting and encouraging local growers and promoting the use of British flowers.

Get in touch

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