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Scilly Flowers at Churchtown Farm is a family farm based on St Martins in the beautiful Isles of Scilly just off the Cornish coast. We specialise in growing scented flowers. In the winter we grow the traditional island flower crop of scented narcissi and in the summer we grow scented pinks.
Andrew and Hilary Julian moved to Scilly in 1987. After a year working alongside an island farmer they invested their savings in the 27 acre Churchtown Farm. After several harsh winters and falling wholesale flower prices, they had the idea of sending gift boxes of flowers by 1st Class Post. In 2002 their son Ben and his wife Zoe took over the running of the farm. The business has continued to thrive and now sends out over 90,000 beautiful boxes of flowers throughout the UK every year.
We specialise in growing scented flowers which we are able to do outdoors, all year round thanks to our mild climate.
From October-April we grow scented narcissi. We work hard to keep the islands flower growing tradition alive, growing our narcissi outdoors in tiny fields sheltered from the Atlantic by tall hedges that are an integral part of the Scillonian landscape. From May-October we grow scented pinks, an old English summer flower with a subtle perfume, beautiful colours and long vase life. Our pinks are grown in coir filled tubs and irrigated and fed by a computerised system that saves water. Some of our pinks are grown in poly-tunnels this lengthens the season and also means we can use biol