Here at the flower farm, we're celebrating a very special birthday! On the 15th October 2023, we will be turning the sprightful age of 18! However, whilst Shropshire Petals is turning the sprightful age of eighteen, the Bubb family dates back much further, celebrating a full 75 years at Lynn South Farm.
Where Did it all Begin?
Back in 1948, the family began farming potatoes, sugar beet and cereals, alongside the rearing of their own dairy herd. John and Daisy worked tirelessly running the farm, but Daisy desired something with a little more zhuzh. So, in 1980, an avid gardener with a passion for flowers, she asked John for some land.
Shropshire Petals History
Within 5 years, Daisy – the famous Nanny Bubb – began selling dried flowers in Newport at The Women's Institute stand. After 15 years of keeping petals on the stems, Michael and Rose (the next generation of Bubbs) began to explore the idea of allowing the petals to fall off, creating the eco-friendly alternative of biodegradable confetti. And it worked! After a few more years of planning and experimenting, Shropshire Petals was born, with our first ever order for 4 litres of petal confetti.
It has been an incredible 18 years of growth. Starting with a team of 2, we now have over 30 full-time members of staff and 40+ workers in our summer team – all of whom return year after year to help with harvest.
2023 Team Photo
Shropshire Petals Milestones
As we look back to see how far we've come, from humble beginnings into Britain's largest grower of petal confetti, we continue our commitment to research and development to ensure we offer you the highest quality of eco-friendly, biodegradable and inherently sustainable wedding confetti.
Shropshire Petals Flower Field
Here's to the next 18 – we can't wait to see the exciting things in store for us unfold before our very eyes.
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Now for us to go and indulge in a large slice of birthday cake – and maybe a cheeky drink or two (we are 18 after all, it would be rude not to!)