Maria Ryan is the flower farmer behind Bell Meadow, a small scale flower farm in rural Tullow, Co. Carlow. I am passionate about growing flowers and the joy and beauty that they bring to people’s lives. I’m obsessed with seasonality and applying organic practices to my flowers.
I currently sell bouquets locally and wholesale to florists. I do deliveries to Dublin for occasions like Mother’s Day and Easter and these can be ordered through my website. Dried flowers are for sale through my website for nationwide delivery.
Wedding and event flowers are a passion and I am excited to use our own grown beautiful Irish flowers and foliage to create something unique for your special day.
Bell Meadow has an ever expanding seed collection to help people to grow beautiful flowers like sweet peas in their own gardens and to encourage pollinators.
Having completed my studies in organic horticulture I am happy to be able to present workshops and am available to give workshops on a number of topics. I hold workshops at Bell Meadow both on flower farming and on growing flowers for the home gardener.
I don’t think you can ever stop learning in farming and floristry which makes for a very interesting career!