With spring arriving early in Cornwall, it’s no surprise that the county has a wealth of flower growers and florists offering online delivery to the rest of the UK. Help spread the colour and joy, and support local businesses too!
Here’s our pick of the bunch!
Based in the tiny hamlet of Little Drym in West Cornwall, Cornish Blooms is a family flower farm which sends freshly cut arrangements all over the UK. Beth and Simon plant, grow and harvest most of their own flowers, offering a direct ‘field to front door service.’
The simple, rustic Cornish Blooms ‘look’ is like a breath of fresh air – the perfect way to share the joys of the Cornish spring with your friends and family.
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, this company delivers an array of beautiful Alstroemeria (also called the Peruvian Lily) on a fast delivery service across the country. The flowers are grown at Lanoyce Nurseries, the UK’s premier grower of Alstroemeria, which is located near St Melion.
You can choose to buy a one-off bunch or create a regular subscription, so that you’ll always have beautiful fresh flowers to enjoy! Throughout the year there are different varieties and colours of bouquets available.
Fentongollan Flower Farm
This farm has been in the same family for 130 years, and specialises in daffodils (amazingly they grow over 400 varieties!) Occupying a lovely spot on the Fal Estuary, this is one of the best places in the whole world to grow daffodils and narcissi.
As you would expect there are some impressive bunches available in the spring, a real dose of sunshine and warmth to send to loved ones!
Daffodils and scented narcissi both come from the Narcissus genus of flowers, and narcissi grown on the Scilly Isles flower from October until April. With the help of some clever techniques they are grown without additional heat or light – just a beautiful and unexpected winter crop of this island archipalego!
At Churchtown Farm on St Martin’s they grow a mixture of traditional varieties of narcissi. Bouquets range from small to luxury, and can be sent across the UK.
So, whether you’re sending flowers for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or just to show someone you care, why not support Cornish growers and keep it local!
Fancy discovering some of Cornwall’s most beautiful gardens for yourself? Read our round-up of the horticultural highlights of the Duchy here!