Days of Dahlia is a floral studio and cut flower garden in the countryside in South West Scotland, 30 minutes from central Glasgow. We specialise in seasonally-focused, garden-grown floristry creating wild, non-traditional designs for weddings, events, workshops, editorials, and other projects.
The studio is based on a 5 acre small holding and was founded by mother and daughter, Lauren and Louisina in March 2018. Our work is informed by our backgrounds in floristry and horticulture and sculpture and installation art. Floristry is a practice and passion that has been passed down through a generation.
Central to our work are the flowers and plants grown in our cutting garden and the wild botanicals that grow in the rugged landscape that surrounds our studio. It is our intention to explore and reconnect the practices of horticulture and floristry by arranging the flowers we grow and working to the natural cycle of the seasons.
We are entirely committed to the techniques of yesteryear such as the use of moss, chicken wire, willow, and floral ‘frogs’ for structuring arrangements without the use of floral foam or single-use plastic. Our business is wholly committed to being floral foam free and we don’t use any Oasis in any aspect of our work or teaching. We responsibly forage for moss on our land, compost all our floral waste and restrict our usage of single-use plastic.
We grow our own flowers from April to October in the South Lanarkshire countryside, an area with a long-forgotten history of fruit-growing farms, and source from other local growers in Scotland and the wider UK. We make a conscious effort to reduce the 'flower miles' and environmental impact of our business. These are small steps, there is no doubt we can always do better, and we always strive to.
Looking at floristry as an artistic medium and to mother nature herself, we aim to reflect nature in a genuine way, arranging flowers with a consideration of how they grow in mind. And what better way to learn about how they grow, than to grow them yourself. In 2020, we are embarking on our second growing season of our flower farming journey, a journey that started with an awareness and a thirst for knowledge about where flowers come from, how they can be more sustainably sourced, and how they can reflect the season or a sense of place.
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