Nestled near the brow of a seaside hill between Kinsale and Clonakilty, can be found the quietly productive gardens of Howe Hill Flower Farm; where beautifully nostalgic cut flowers are sustainably grown and arranged from April to October each year.

The flower gardens are a small part of an old family farm, and are lovingly tended by Flicky Howe-Prior, her assistant Alice and her husband, parents and children.

On Howe Hill, flowers are grown according to their seasons and in harmony with nature. Blooms are hand-selected and cut to order, true “fresh cut flowers”. They are sold directly to customers through the studio’s website, and as market bouquets through two local artisan grocers – Leafling Mercantile in Ballinspittle Village and The Roughty Foodie in the iconic English Market in Cork City.

A bespoke floral design service is offered to restaurant and hotel clientele using home grown flowers and eco-friendly floristry techniques. Flicky & Alice also create exquisite and considered wedding flowers for couples seeking an artistic alternative to mainstream offerings.

Howe Hill flowers have been described as “natural”, “wild” and of having “a completely different energy” to their imported counterparts. Their style rambles between romantic country garden and wild meadow, it sometimes meanders into woodland paths and glades too.

Flicky would love to hear from botanical admirers who might have her fill their vases, style their tables, and grace their hands with wonderful, locally grown, Irish flowers.