About Our Flowers | Hill Cottage Family Farm

About Our Flowers


FARM FRESH FLOWERS

We are Farmer-Florists growing in and servicing the Rockhampton and Gracemere area. Our arrangements are made by us using flowers and foliage we have grown (and sometimes gathered) on our farm and then delivered to our local area. They spend minutes (not days) in transit and are picked one day and with their recipient the next travelling on average 20km from our farm to their destination.

SUSTAINABILITY

Our flowers are grown using sustainable farming practices and arranged and packaged using sustainable floristry supplies. We are committed to making as many choices as we can with our flowers, farming and life that reduce our impact on the environment. To help us (and you) keep our environmental footprint as small as we can we use paper to package our market bouquets and our arrangements come in reusable and sometimes re-purposed jars, vases and vessels (without the use of floral foam). We integrate mixed species of animals into our farming practices to assist us in preparing land for planting and manufacture our own compost and fertiliser.

NATURAL BEAUTY

Our arrangements are garden inspired, natural, old fashioned arrangements incorporating a range of flowers and foliage that we grow using natural practices. We aim to grow and create flower arrangements that are just a little bit wild, eclectic and whimsical and maybe evoke a sense of nostalgia. We care deeply about our health, the health of our soil (and all the little microbes within it), our plants and farm ecosystem so farm our flowers using a range of organic practices.

SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT

For many reasons our flowers and the style of our flower arrangements are a little bit different and we hope that they speak for themselves in this regard. We are working with nature whilst cultivating beauty and for this reason no two of our arrangements will ever be exactly the same.

GROWING 7th GENERATION AUSTRALIAN FARMERS

Mummy is a 6th generation Australian farmer, Miss J, Miss M and Baby J are 7th generation Australian farmers. In supporting us through appreciating and buying our flowers you are supporting a local farming family in growing not only our flowers but ourselves. We greatly appreciate all those who believe in and support all the hard work and utter determination it takes us to grow beautiful and bountiful blooms and bring them to others.