A talk from Paul Stickland of Black Shed Flowers

Please join us for an invigorating talk by the owners of this expanding Dorset Flower Farm.

Created in 2017 by Paul and Helen Stickland and daughter, Tabitha, with partners Peter & Amanda Hunt, Black Shed is an ever expanding and ambitious British flower farm, specialising in a spectacular range of beautiful cut flowers and foliage. They are passionate flower farmers and florists. From early March to November, they produce the most beautiful fresh cut flowers and sell them from the farm just outside Sherborne on the A30. A new way to buy very fresh cut flowers with no air miles from a sustainable family flower farm.

They grow a huge range of fantastic flowers and foliage, old favourites and new, all grown without chemicals or pesticides in over 250 colourful and abundant flower beds. The flowers are grown using the No Dig method, which respects and encourages the microbial and mycorrhizal life in the soil, whilst encouraging the insect and wildlife on the farm. You can expect to see an amazing range of Tulips, Anemones and Ranunculus in Spring, then a summer of Dahlias, Sweet Peas, Foxgloves, Delphiniums, Larkspur and Scabious.

Cornflowers and a rainbow of Snapdragons, select and special foliage, scented Eucalyptus and their trademark grasses, guaranteed to bring life and vibrancy to bouquets and arrangements. They are constantly introducing new varieties too, so expect some surprises!

Event Start Date 14 October 2021 7.30pm
Event End Date 14 October 2021 9.30pm
Cost £5, students £1.50
Event Location Dorford Centre; Bridport Road
Event Contact Alex Brenton
Telephone 01929 459496

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