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About Us

 

Cally began gardening in schools as a young teacher when her only growing space was a windy North London balcony. She soon discovered that gardening and children do mix. She now designs and delivers outdoor education projects for schools, individuals and heritage agencies including the National Trust and Eco Kids. She has three free-range children of her own, Matt (13), Peter (12) and Sarah (10).

 

Sara grew her first flowers as a six year old at the end of her Nan’s chicken enclosure whilst building dens with her brother. She soon learned that chickens and flowers don’t mix! A former primary school teacher, she now grows cut flowers on a little patch of paradise on the edge of Salisbury Plain. She is mum to 2 year old Henry who loves getting his hands muddy, sniffing the flowers and collecting stones and weeds in his digger.

 

It’s not surprising that Sara and Cally first met in a garden during a floral demonstration and got chatting over the cakes. A few years and children later they’ve decided to combine their many talents and launch Our Flower Patch.

Cally

 

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Cally began writing a blog five years ago as a way of documenting what she and her family were up to. In it you'll find a mixture of seasonal things to make and do, places to visit, things to celebrate, gardening hints and tips, observations and recipes, along with news of the heritage sites and projects for which she writes materials and delivers workshops. Click here to take a look or follow her on Twitter.

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Sara & HenryFor a look at what Sara gets up to on her own Flower Patch take a look at her Facebook page  or follow her on Twitter. 

On Twitter Sara also helps co-host #britishflowers on a Monday evening 8-9pm. This is an online group of growers, florists and enthusiasts who discuss topics relating to the growing and promotion of British Flowers. All are welcome to join in.