Bumblebee Flower Farm located in beautiful West Cork is having an Open Day on Sunday March 29th!
This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Bumblebee Flower Farm and gain an insight into what we do and why we do things the way we do.
Introducing you to the wonderful world of edible flowers, pollinator-friendly plantings and organically produced seasonal cut flowers.
There will be an informative talk and tour of the farm with seeds and recommendation for supportive plantings no matter what size your garden is.
A lovely day and a chance to meet like-minded people.
The first in our series of Farm open Days – What to expect:
- Guided Tour of the farm.
- Talk on planting schemes including suitable plants and flowers that support the whole lifecycle.
- Selection of pollinator-friendly seeds for you to take home and create your very own magical bumblebee oasis.
- Refreshments available using Bumblebee Flower Farm ingredients.
- Sunday, March 29th
- Bumblebee Farm, Castledonovan, Drimoleague, Co. Cork, Ireland
- Price: €25 (children accompanied by an adult Free)
Organic Edible Wedding Flowers & Baltimore Bay!
Up bright and early Sunday morning for the 5 hour drive to Drimoleague in West Cork to meet Mags and Steve of Bumblebee Farm aka Ruby Harte Floral Design who were having an open day on their organic flower farm. The weather was mixed with intermittent short heavy showers so we decided to do the floral demonstration in one of their gorgeous flower filled polytunnels.
Mags demonstrated how to make an edible flower bouquet using seasonal flowers and showcased a fabulous wedding cake that had been decorated with edible flowers.
Growing edible flowers is a new side to their business and they will be supplying restaurants nationwide as well as offering their products privately to the general public. These edible flowers are great in salads, on wedding cakes and cute when ice-cubed for drinks! Watch this space for news and updates!
After our trip to Bumblebee Flower farm we headed south to Baltimore via Skibbereen. Having never been there before we were surprised at how small Baltimore is but such fun!
We stayed in Caseys Hotel in one of their self catering apartments – only €80 BB (sleeps 2) on a bank holiday weekend – where would you get it? Really comfy bed, great hot shower, and a galley type kitchen so you can cook your own food if you wish.
As it happens we ate out at Le Jolie Brise Retaurant in Baltimore enjoying fabulous Fresh Oysters ( mini complaint that the oysters had not been pre-separated from shells and each had a tiny bit of shell but waiter very kindly took these off the bill) and a delicious hot n’ spicy pizza with a glass of chardonnay. Recommend going there.
After a pint or two in the friendly Bushes’ bar on the waterfront ( bless us all in our anoraks and hats determined to watch the sunset over pints outdoors in the ‘Irish Summer’) we headed back to Caseys ( 10 min stroll up the road) where we met Dominick of The West Cork Brewing Company who shared his passion for local craft beers introducing us to the Wild Atlantic Way Craft Beer Trail on which they are involved.
Due to the weather we were unable to partake of a Whale watching tour trip with Nic of WhaleWatchWest Cork however, now that we know a great place to stay we will back soon to experience this exciting day out!
All in all a visit to Baltimore West Cork is a great weekend break, we recommend including a trip to Bumblebee Flower Farm ( 15 min drive away), a visit to the West Cork Brewing Company and a Whale Watching Tour during your stay!
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Eco-friendly Organic Flowers for Weddings
Fresh, Unique, Lush, Abundant, Romantic Wild & Natural are some of the words used to describe the wedding flowers created at Bumblebee Farm in West Cork:
We offer a bespoke service and work together with you to give you exactly the look you want for your wedding flowers – drawing on over 12 years of experience in creating floral displays.
By prior arrangement, we will grow your chosen varieties and will source special flowers for you. Our aim is to ensure you have the ideal seasonal flowers, in full bloom, for your special day.
We believe our flowers are both beautiful and environmentally friendly and all our wedding bouquets are inspired by the flowers that are in season and are tailor made to each brides individual needs also if you book early enough with us we will even grow flowers specifically for your event.
We can transform your venue into the full midsummer’s night dream or simply make the perfect bouquet and everything in between from the ‘Cottage Garden’ style to ‘Vintage’ to ‘Bohemian’ to ‘Contemporary Chic’.
While we offer standard packages we find that our personal bespoke service suits our brides best as individual tastes are unique!
If your planning your Wedding and are interested in Organic Eco Friendly Wedding Flowers then Contact Mags or Steve By Telephone:
Steve + 353 86 8251380
Mags +353 86 0823318
Bumble Bee Farm +353 28 32892