Always Grown, Never Flown
What differentiates us
The seasons are important to us at Bumblebee Flower Farm; we believe something needs to leave in order for it to be welcomed back! Every season is special and brings with it something new, we work with Mother Nature rather than against her.
Authenticity, originality, protecting our wildlife and Irish heritage are at the core of everything we do. As leaders in our field we take that responsibility seriously by providing you with genuine Irish products that celebrate the seasons.
Based in west Cork, we are Ireland’s first dedicated edible flower farm, where we cultivate vibrant, fragrant, stunning organically grown flowers in line with the seasons. We believe in growing as nature intended, surrounded by flora and fauna and supporting bumblebees and other pollinators.
We only use regenerative gardening practices and produce from our own farm or foraged from nearby and cultivate a breathtakingly beautiful range of nectar-rich flowers and foliage that celebrate and embrace the seasons while having a supportive and positive effect on our environment.
Not only are all our products organically produced here on our farm, over 70% when in season are edible, being local, fresh, nurtured and nourished in living healthy soil we can also offer unique blooms not available in traditional outlets.
Founder and floral designer Mags’s approach to design is elegant and luxurious with a romantic feel. Her beautiful garden inspired bouquets are vibrant, natural and very textural, uplifting the spirits and stimulating the senses both visually and aromatically, generating a genuine feeling of wellbeing. Mags’s inspiration comes from Mother Nature, how she puts colours together and guided by the uniqueness of each stem and its relationship with it’s accompanying seasonal foliage.
Bumblebee Flower Farm is committed to providing a safe holistic alternative to the cut flower industry, one that puts people before profit, promotes a healthy working environment without the use of harmful chemicals and one that treads lightly on the environment
Our bouquets are available Locally.
We can cater for weddings and have a range of different wedding options available or can create something entirely unique for your special day.
Due to our workload and crops we grow we are unable to facilitate farm visits outside of events and open days.
We supply many of Ireland’s best chefs with edible flowers and herbs grown here on our farm. As well as brightening up a plate, the nutritional value of flowers is incredible and little known. Indeed, there is probably more nutritional value packed into a single flower grown organically in nutritious living soil than in a pound of carrots grown for the mass market!
Bumblebee Flower Farm is a proud supporter of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan.
Expert Florist | Passionate Horticulturist
Mags Riordan is the founder of Bumblebee Flower Farm. A flower farmer passionate about protecting wildlife and promoting safe practices, soil regeneration and biodiversity, she’s passionate about protecting our struggling pollinators, especially bumblebees. Protecting nature is central to everything that she does. Mags is qualified in horticulture, is a professional florist and floral designer and is the leading expert on edible flowers in Ireland.
She truly believes you can cultivate beauty that celebrates the seasons and has a supportive and positive effect on our environment. Bumblebee Flower Farm’s promise is that their flowers will ‘Always be Grown and Never Flown’
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Bumblebee Flower Farm is proud to be a supporter of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan.