top of page
20220615_204412.jpg

About Us

Our Farm: Growing for the Future

Featherstone’s English Flower Co. is a flower farm and florist, growing a wonderful range of
British flowers and foliage in a three-acre field in the rolling Hampshire hills, and offering a full
floristry service, events and workshops from a breath-taking fifteenth century tithe barn.

 

Co-founders Jess Roberts and Katie Stone have brought together a wealth of professional
knowledge and years of experience in floriculture to create their dream business, growing handpicked flowers for retail and wholesale from March-December. They are united in their passion for seasonal British flowers, ethical floristry and caring for the environment.

 

Sustainability is at the heart of Featherstone’s English Flower Co. In the field, promoting
biodiversity is key, by using no-dig methods and adding composts and mulches to the soil surface.
No pesticides or herbicides, and no heat or peat, are used in production. In the barn, this means
only natural, compostable and reusable methods are used for all floristry (not a trace of floral
foam!), harnessing methods from the past with a modern twist to create beautiful arrangements
with an organic style. If you want to find out more read our sustainability statement and strategy.


Featherstone’s English Flower Co. is a member of The Sustainable
Wedding Alliance
, The Association for Green Funeral Directors and Flowers From the Farm.

Featherstones-577.jpg

The Ethics of Our Floristry

Only modern, foam free floristry

You won't find any floral foam at Featherstone's English Flower Co. We only use natural, compostable or reuseable methods. We find that these are more flexible as they can be truly bespoke and can actually make the flowers last longer than they would otherwise. We aren't shy about this and love to share and teach others how to do it too. Using methods from the past, with a modern twist, we are able to create imaginative and beautiful arrangements.

To learn more and try these techniques yourself why not join us on a workshop or we are available for talks and demonstrations to local clubs and societies.

Featherstones-382.jpg

Katie Stone

Director and Florist

Featherstones-199.jpg

Jessica Roberts

Director and Farmer

Scrumpy and Max.jpg

Scrumpy & Max

Heads of Security

Featherstones-534.jpg

This ancient and beautiful tithe barn is over 550 years old and Grade I listed. It has a timber-frame with low flint wall and stone dressings and an old plain tile roof. The cathedral-like feeling to the barn is a sight to behold and has everyone looking up when they first enter. 

We are delighted to use this beautiful space as our head-quarters and enjoy the spectacular craftsmanship which has stood the test of time. King Charles I and II are said to have held court in this barn as well as hosting markets centuries ago. We not delight in hosting our Christmas market here once a year and stall holders during our open days. 

The Tithe Barn

bottom of page