When I was a child my parents had the most beautiful garden. It was professionally designed, with little “rooms”, and was just a sensory delight. I remember helping myself to all sorts of blooms to put in vases, and often making little bouquets as a peace offering to my Mum when I’d been a little rat.
Since I moved to the Gold Coast, I’ve found that no one really has the time or inclination to have a garden, and I’m not lying when I say it’s one of my life ambitions to have one of my own one day.
I am always looking for weekend activities for Jarrad and I to do together, and about a month ago I stumbled upon Poppy and Fern, a florist based on The Farm Byron Bay with the majority of their flowers grown organically right there on the farm.
I immediately booked up is for a session this weekend past, and we spent a really special Sunday afternoon out in the flower fields.
Jess, owner and florist behind Poppy and Fern took us on a tour of the flower fields. We learnt about the planting process and how the farm has evolved and slowly expanded into what it is today. We also learnt how to properly harvest the flowers and some tips for giving them a longer vase life.
Jess then set us loose in her fields to cut some flowers to take home. From the softest Cafe au Lait Dahlias, to bright Zinnias and sweet Cosmos, delicate Queen Anne’s lace and fluffy Lisianthus, every flower was absolutely stunning.
If you have a flower farm near you that does workshops or tours like Poppy and Fern, I would highly recommend it. It’s a great activity to get you out in nature and appreciate the beauty that is all around us.