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Introduction to Edible Flowers


We invite you into our world of gourmet edible flowers organically produced here at Bumblebee Flower Farm in magical West Cork along the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way.

As leading experts on Edible flowers and Ireland’s first dedicated edible flower farm. We are continuously researching and developing new and innovative way to use flowers as an integral ingredient in savoury, desserts and cocktails

We don’t just grow flowers we lovingly cultivate them with the care and attention to detail they truly deserve because you deserve the best!

All our produce is grown in highly nutritious living soil as this creates the very best quality edible flowers with longer shelf-life, superior flavour and we’re reliably told the love shines through.

Our unusual herb range are thoughtfully planted and tended replicating their natural growing conditions as close as possible to ensure quality and flavour.

We really do take great pride in the care of our growing process and all our flowers are harvested by hand, packed, refrigerated and only picked to order.

All are tested and certified by the department of agriculture.

On a global scale, consumers are seeking more attractive and tasty food. Its not just the quality of foodstuffs, it now needs the aesthetic appeal to complete the experience. The attraction and appeal of individual dishes are enhanced by edible flowers.

There are herbs and then there are Bumblebee Flower Farm herbs

Jordan Bailey, Amisir Restaurant at Cliff at Lyons

The culinary use of edible flowers dates back thousands of years. Revered by Roman, Chinese and Japanese cultures through out the centuries and with recent clinical studies their nutritional and medicinal qualities are now being quantified. Flowers have held an eminent place in our art, religions, medicine, and kitchens since ancient times. So many different cultures have incorporated them in their traditional cuisine. Culinary artists have elevated flowers to a whole new level.

Beauty, fragrance and romance will always stimulate human senses. Flowers will draw us in with their colour and scent. Transforming a green salad to a veritable rainbow feast for the eyes and palate, or a simple wedding cake into a culinary masterpiece.

Drinks and cocktails look delightful with the addition of these floating beauties making them more visually appealing and such a wonderful talking point.

We can supply you with individual flower varieties or mixed selections, sweet or savoury and as the season changes so will our flowers. Sign up to our newsletter and keep in the loop regarding all things floral, from safety to delicious recipes and growing tips on having herbs and edible flowers at home.

A word of caution NOT all flowers are edible, plants from a garden center like marigold and pansies will most likely have been treated with pesticides and fungicides not suitable for human consumption.

If you are unsure always ask the origin of the flowers and are they safe to eat. If you are considering growing your own (which I highly recommend) try to get organic seed but failing that only use non treated seed again seed for garden use is likely to have been soaked in chemicals.

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