Common Farm Flowers was established by us – Georgie Newbery and Fabrizio Boccha, a husband and wife team growing British cut flowers on our beautiful plot between Bruton and Wincanton in Somerset.
We are an artisan florist company, which means we grow nearly everything we use in our floristry and treat our floristry as a craft in which artistic flair is combined with imaginative use of the material at hand to make arrangements which are full of life and air, which dance.
We started our small business in 2010 and have been amazed at how it has taken off.
There’s clearly a market for British grown, eco cut flowers and we’re delighted by the reception we’ve had for the flowers we grow here and the floristry we do. So to all our customers, thank you.
What We Do…
We send British flower bouquets by post twelve months a year, supply and arrange lush wedding flowers throughout Somerset, the South West, in London and beyond and run workshops on subjects ranging from Flower Farming For Beginners to DIY Wedding Flowers.
We’ve taken our flowers to RHS Chelsea, RHS Chelsea in Bloom, and love to be invited to be involved in special events or unusual projects. We’ve been featured in Country Living, The English Garden, The Telegraph and are often mentioned in gardening pages’ ‘to do’ or ‘watch out for’ listings.
We love to spread the word, so do call to book Georgie to give a talk to your horticultural or gardening club on growing cut flowers for the house, how to plant a cut flower border, dahlia and sweet pea seminars…
Why Choose Us…
Our British cut flowers by post are eco grown flowers, sent from our country smallholding between Bruton and Wincanton in Somerset. We do buy in extra stock to supplement what we grow (mainly in the winter months), but flowers we buy are always British grown.
We cut the best of our garden every day especially to order. No two of our hand tied bouquets are ever the same.
We grow cut flowers and wild flowers sustainably, always with an eye to improving the environment for biodiversity on our little plot ‘o’ land. Admiring a sun-bathing grass snake here at Common Farm Fabrizio was once heard to say, ‘You see? Look after the invertebrates and the rest of the food chain will look after itself.’
Meet Our Team
Georgie has a background in fashion and as a writer, but now leads the floristry and marketing at Common Farm Flowers, amongst a raft of other responsibilities. Her passion for British cut flowers is evident in everything she does. Georgie is a leading authority on growing cut flowers and also runs various workshops at the farm on, amongst other things, growing and arranging cut flowers.
Georgie has recently published several books, The Flower Farmer’s Year, Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers and All Desires Known, and has plans to share her knowledge and experience in future publications. Many more early mornings of writing lie ahead!
Fabrizio is an artist and sculptor, but is also passionate about ecology and sustainability – a perfect combination for the man who now leads on the management of the land at Common Farm Flowers. He is instrumental in ensuring biodiversity is encouraged at the farm, creating a wildflower meadow and farming organically – the positive results of which are seen in the work the floristry team create.
Fabrizio is also the inspiration behind the famous Common Farm Flowers Christmas willow wreaths and during much of November and December can be found deftly weaving willow into all manner of clever creations!
Sharon, Worker Bee
Sharon is a longstanding member of the Common Farm Flowers team, having worked with Georgie and Fabrizio from the outset – initially having the vitally important job of looking after the children as the business took off! Since those early days Sharon has developed all sorts of new skills and now, as well as being ‘Queen of theFlapjack’, she is an important full time (and paid) member of the floristry team.
Ever practical, Sharon is also often found out on the farm sowing seeds, planting out, weeding and being a general all round fabulous organiser of anything and everything!