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Yewbarrow Flower Farm is family run affair, but at the helm is The Flower Farmer, Alison.
Alison has had a nose for horticulture since she was a child, spending time with her Grandad (Pop) in his garden at home. She was inspired by his love of gardening and also her parent’s knowledge of flora and fauna, which led her to take on an allotment in her home town of Penrith.
Alison grew up in the heart of the Eden Valley, in Penrith and loves living in the area for its scenic views and quiet location. It’s also a fantastic place to bring up her two boys (Ed and Toby) along with her husband Kev.
Alison was a nurse for 20 years, moving on to sales and marketing for 10 years, before setting up a garden design company with her husband. With Kev’s experience and skills in landscaping, they really do make the perfect team.
Having rented the allotment for several years, Alison began growing fresh cut flowers, whilst learning everything she could about the industry. Working full time and raising her family, her love of flowers and horticulture continued to grow.
Our Flower Farmer is mainly self-taught using and tricks she learnt from her Grandad. Though this green fingered girl has undertaken many flower farming, horticulture and wedding flower courses including the RHS Level 2 Horticulture course at the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh.
Alison’s fresh, home grown flowers, along with her attention to detail and styling of bouquets became popular and she soon outgrew the allotment (which Kev now wants to commandeer for vegetables). She was given the chance to grow her business and develop the Flower Farm on an estate nearby, which includes 1 acre of land and a studio (which Kev’s handyman skills helped to refurbish) for styling, floristry and workshops.
Alison is excited about seeing her dream of being a Flower Farmer grow, delivering beautiful flowers for the people of Cumbria.
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