Meet the Grower
The delight of sowing and nurturing seedlings has always fascinated me. My name is Janice, and together with help from my family, I grow gloriously scented British flowers in my cutting garden on the outskirts of Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Cultivating a wide variety of seasonal English country flowers: old-fashioned scented roses mingle with sweet peas, cornflowers, love-in-a-mist and Sweet William. Colours range from pure white into delicate cream, pastel shades through to bright jewel colours. Fresh, perfumed flowers, with the addition of herbs to add a subtle fragrance, are perfect for relaxed wedding celebrations
I love to create natural, garden gathered bouquets for brides and bridesmaids as well as beautiful buttonholes for grooms. It is always a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of your wedding day.
Yorkshire Petals often supply buckets of mixed, seasonal flowers and foliage to brides who wish to arrange their own table centres. Everyone has fun creating unique and individual arrangements, making wedding memories to treasure.
Sustainability is a key focus in our flower growing and floristry. Wherever possible using recyclable and biodegradable materials to ensure a low carbon footprint. Growing British flowers benefits our planet as they are not transported thousands of miles, so, therefore, are the freshest flowers available.
Yorkshire Petals is delighted to be a member of Flowers From The Farm - a network of flower growers promoting the use of British Flowers.
Most members, including ourselves, are sole traders running small or micro businesses: farmers, smallholders and gardeners, who are using their knowledge of horticulture and floristry to grow and present a different range of flowers from those available in the supermarkets and the wholesale markets.
Beginning our flowery journey in 2012 by growing flowers for sale at Farmer's markets around Yorkshire, we introduced local brides to British flowers. Meeting a wide variety of people and getting to know exactly which flowers were in demand by the public, proved to be a valuable insight and has shaped the way that Yorkshire Petals operates today. Thank you to the people of Yorkshire, and beyond, for your interest and valuable support.
"Yorkshire Petals supplied the most beautiful flowers for our wedding. I really couldn't have asked for more. Communication was a breeze."
Heather Charoensook, August 2019
"An excellent service. Janice is a lovely approachable lady. The variety, quality and quantity was superb. Everything exceeded our expectations."
Susan Farrell, October 2018.