Located in a glorious setting just north of Steyning in West Sussex, The Sussex Flower Farm is run by Shelley Marks-Thomson. Shelley has “grown her own” flowers, fruit and vegetables for over thirty years and having raised her family, longed to realise her dream of growing on a larger scale all things beautiful (and often tasty!).
Shelley with her sons, Ben and Josh
Her dream became reality when in early 2014, Shelley was offered the lease on a smallholding situated on the Wiston Estate.
Shelley has always grown flowers for cutting, and had a dedicated area on one of her allotments for flowers. The allotments have now been surrendered and Shelley has completely re-located her produce to the flower farm. Having worked with children for over twenty years, Shelley also works one day a week at her local primary school, giving each child the opportunity to discover and learn the joys of gardening.