our farm

from FASHION to FLOWERS....

THE ARTISAN DRIED FLOWER Co. is the sister company to the award winning TRADITIONAL FLOWER Co. which was started by Sam Ellson back in 2006 after many years of growing old fashioned flowers and herbs in her kitchen garden and realising that no-one was selling British seasonal flowers as nature intended.
After 20 years of working in the fashion industry and spending most of them away from the farm, it was time to combine the world of retail and farming.
Both companies are based in beautiful Staffordshire parkland on a 100 acre sheep farm. The flower business is a small scale outdoor operation of approx 8,000 scented rose bushes, over 5,000 herb plants and acres of seasonal flowers & foliage. We plant, sow and harvest most of the ingredients that go into our bouquets during the Summer months, but may need to source from other English growers and abroad, outside of our main growing season. 

The Artisan Dried Flower Co was started back in Jan 2013 as a way of extending our seasons, and providing wild, rustic, bohemian designs for brides, that were not available in the market place. During the Summer time our empty livestock sheds and stables are put to good use, air drying our flowers and herbs.