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THE GARDENS

Howe Hill Flower Farm is set on a 1.5 acre hilltop property adjacent to Howe Strand near Kilbrittain. The site is divided into a number of sheltered gardens, surrounded by mature native woodland, established shrub borders and hedges.

There is an enclosed perennial and herbacious area, a commercial style 1/8 acre annuals plot, and beds which seasonally alternate between spring bulbs and dahlias/lillies. A terraced garden is currently being developed to house David Austin garden roses, a viburnum cutting "hedge" and biennial/perennial beds.

The farm also utilises a 60ft polytunnel, and walled nursery yard.

The farm and gardens are working areas in which Flicky and her family live, and which are closed to the public. Visits are strictly by appointment and are generally reserved to established clients.

MEET FLICKY

Flicky Howe-Prior is a floral designer and cut flower grower from Co.Cork. She works from her 1/2 acre cut flower farm and atelier on the Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork - just 20 minutes from the gourmet capital of Ireland, Kinsale, 30 minutes from the vibrant town of Clonakilty, and 50 minutes from Cork City.

Originally trained as a textile artist, Flicky always had a huge interest in nature and flowers, and these always featured in her art work. Throughout her college years she worked in a busy retail florist in Galway city and as such attained an unofficial apprenticeship in floristry. After a number of years running her own jewellery and millinery design studio she returned to retail floristry, working among a small, multi award winning team of retail and wedding florists.

In 2019 having completing the Floret flower farming course, Flicky officially opened Howe Hill Flower Farm, growing her own selection of chemical free, cut flowers and foliage, and offering a full floral design service from the atelier. She has since completed a masterclass in environmental floral design, and is currently undertaking a series of floral design tutorials with Sabine Darrell, focusing on foam free techniques and garden inspired floral design.

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