Dream Wedding Flowers

Wedding Flowers in particular can make a huge difference to the background of the Wedding… The cost can come as somewhat of a shock, leaving brides disappointed as budgets have already been eaten up on the other essentials..

Plant Feeding and Plant Tea’s

About this time of the year no matter how good your soil, your plants will have exhausted the nutrients and will need a helping hand.

Dahlia Hall of Fame!

Dahlia Hall of Fame, the very best Dahlias to grow as cut Flowers for Flower arranging, Weddings and Events

Sweet Pea Master Class

A Sweet Pea flower workshop for anyone with a love of gardening and cut flowers. We will give you the skills and knowledge to grow your own for jugfuls of Sweetpeas for the house and armfuls to fill your bouquets and arrangements, come and join us at Swan Cottage in Buckinghamshire. The perfect gift for Mothers Day

Workshops – Grow Your Own Cut Flowers

This Gardening Workshop is perfect for anyone just beginning their Cut Flower Journey, right through to those looking to Grow Cut Flowers for Profit and Flower Farming.

Places are limited  so we can answer all your burning questions!

You will receive fact sheets as we go along so there is no need to try and remember it all, you can just relax and enjoy the day. 

Swan Cottage Flowers, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire, close to the towns of Tring, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Flitwick, Waddesdon and Woburn

Our Story…

I was asked the other day how we started with British Flowers?

I don’t think we have ever really covered our story….

The only reason we live where we do is that the transport links for London and other parts of the county were the best we could find with the garden we wanted to have…

Now we have given up the treadmill of the corporate world it’s all a bit irrelevant other than the fact Swan Cottage is our home, our sanctuary and absolutely priceless in the amount of treasured plants I have secured in it’s grounds!

As a flower farm, its seriously tiny! But we have big dreams!

Growing flowers in a small space

Gardening without a garden…

I fell in love with gardening even before we had any outside space of our own…

Moving from a shared balcony, which was really just a walkway, to a tiny patio in London and I mean seriously small!

My first Garden with actual soil was North facing and not much bigger, but where there is a will!!!

I dreamed of growing my own flowers and would shoehorn plants into pots, hanging baskets and many a small space to see what would thrive!

Wild and Rustic Floral Inspiration

One of the biggest joys for us is seeing how our flowers are used once they leave our garden.
Here are a few highlights from the professional Florists… 100% British Flowers 100% Swan Cottage Flowers…

Naturally Unique, we grow all our own Wedding and Event flowers here at Swan Cottage.

Our flowers are perfectly suited to wild, rustic, natural bouquets brimming with seasonal blooms and abundant foliage…   

Claire and Nico

The Real DIY Wedding Flowers of Claire and Nico! Buckinghamshire Wedding full of Bright, Wild and Rustic Flowers arranged naturally by the Bride and her Mum

Claire and Tom

As Featured in Rock My Wedding!
The venue a magical woodland is incredible and features a huge stretch tent, tree house, giant swing, wishing pond, chill out tents, rustic seating, hammocks, fire pits, hanging frames, hay bails vintage caravan bars and so much more! Claire and Tom wanted to fill the venue at Lila’s Wood with beautiful flowers that would  look natural in the setting.

A Styled Shoot

We met Florist and Wedding Planner Alexandra Rose when she came to us for Buckets of British Seasonal Flowers for a styled shoot at the Old Swan and Minster Mill in the Cotswolds….the results are elegant, stylish wedding flowers

Kelly and Tommy

A Midsummers Night Dream. Surrounded by trees and nature, Kelly and Tommy made their vows in the woods…Kelly made all her own floral arrangements from the Bridal Bouquet, Buttonholes, Bridesmaids Bouquets and Flower Girl Posy’s, they kept things simple with elegant silk flower crowns….With Jam Jars waiting filled with clean water, once the Ceremony was over Kelly used the bouquets to add to the table arrangements….The bouquets and table arrangements blend seamlessly together…

Sophie and Edward

The Wedding of Sophie and Ed is like a fairytale…. complete with Unicorn!

The couple were married at St Mary’s Church, a Cathedral like a Grade II listed Church of England in Woburn, Bedfordshire

Garden gathered Seasonal British Flowers grown with love from Swan Cottage