Chelsea Flower Show 2020 – We’re going!!

‘Why don’t we send an entry into Chelsea Flower Show?’ said Tess. Buoyed by the Silver-Gilt medal at RHS Malvern’s Autumn Show, Tess and Beth had definitely been bitten by the flower show bug and Ruth and I were up for anything so I did a few doodles and the team choose their favourite design. Off it went across the Tinternet and that was that. We really didn’t expect to get in because we’d heard on the grapevine the RHS had already received  2500 entries for the Floristry classes. And after all – a place at Chelsea – well that doesn’t happen to four little florists and growers in Gloucestershire does it?

So when the letter arrived in late January, it lay unopened on Beth’s desk for days – mistaken for junk mail. You couldn’t make it up. When it was opened, mass hysteria on our WhatsApp group broke out. We celebrated the very next day in our customary fashion – all talking and laughing at once, hugging , then eating a delicious chocolate cake that Beth whipped up (we are fuelled by cake at the FFC).

So now the euphoria has died down (slightly) the reality of creating a floristry exhibit worthy of the most famous flower show in the world has set in. Husbands have been briefed – its going to be a lively few months.

That’s all for now – I’m off to celebrate my 50th birthday in snowy Snowdonia.

Mother’s Day Workshop 2020

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Join us for a flower filled afternoon on Saturday 21st March. Fi will teach you how to make a hand-tied bouquet of beautiful Cornish blooms using the professional spiralling technique. Once your bouquet is gift wrapped and ready to go home, enjoy a home made afternoon tea with us with loads of cake cooked by Beth and friends. Price is £40 per person including afternoon tea. We have a few places for afternoon tea only for £10 if you’d like your Mum or Gran to join you. Contact us at to book.

Who are we

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Fairford Flower Collective are four flower fans, Beth, of Honeymoon Fern –  Fi, of Corky and Prince – Tess from Iris and Wilf – and Ruth in The Cotswold Garden. They all met in the autumn of 2018 through a series of strange but wonderful coincidences which they all believe were destiny! Those coincidences have gelled to create a passionate group of flower-mad enthusiasts who look forward to each summer as if it were their first.