A large field in the English countryside, warm sun, blue sky and blooming flowers five foot tall, as far as the eye can see. That was my Sunday.
A few weeks ago I spotted a post on Facebook about a Worcestershire flower farm that opens its fields to visitors every July.
The owners of the farm harvest its flowers to produce floral ‘confetti’ for weddings and other events, but lets people visit its delphinium and cornflower field before the stems are stripped.
Adam and I made the short journey to Wick, a gorgeous little village just outside of Pershore, for a look…
It was simply breathtaking – a field of colour amongst golden wheat and barley fields.
There are walking tracks throughout the field taking you through the five different colours of flowers grown – a cornflower blue, dusty pink, striking dark purple, berry red and snowy white. Adam decided the purple were his favourite colour, while I had a soft spot for the blue ones.
A floral Union Jack has also been planted and there’s a viewing platform so you can appreciate the field with a bit of extra height.
The flowers don’t have much of a perfume, but their elegant stems and eye-catching colours make up for the lack of scent.
Adam and I spent about an hour wandering around. With the sun shining and the temperature not too warm, nor too cold, it was a lovely way to enjoy part of a summer Sunday.
This year, for the first time ever, the farm has also opened a little café on site overlooking the flower field. There are tables set up under trees, where bunches of delphiniums are arranged in in jars and sat upon tables covered in pink and white gingham table cloths. Of course, you can also buy big bunches of flowers to take home.
The flower farm’s open to the public until July the 9th.