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 were based in beautiful Staffordshire parkland on a 100 acre sheep farm. The flower business was a small scale outdoor operation of approx 8,000 scented rose bushes, over 5,000 herb plants and acres of seasonal flowers & foliage. Where we planted, sowed and harvest most of the ingredients that went into our fresh flower bouquets during the Summer months.
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 2022 we moved our dried flower business to Shropshire, where from our new farm we now focus on designing our unique dried flower creations.