Farm & Garden Flower Sales

The UCSC Farm & Garden is first and foremost a teaching farm, dedicated to training the next generation of responsible soil stewards . . . and farmer-florists. We sell organically grown flowers from our fields and gardens for extra special events.

Bulk Buckets for DIY Events
Our bulk buckets of seasonal blooms for DIY arranging are perfect for folks who are inspired to make

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their events personal and unique. Each bucket holds 80–120 stems of a mixture of focal flowers, accent flowers, filler and foliage. This is a great option for those on a budget or who love the idea of arranging as a hands-on activity.  

Buckets of Blooms
Custom colors  …..………..………………..……………..…………..…$75
Farmer’s Choice … ……………...……….………………….…….…….$60
Each bucket makes 4 to 5 medium size bouquets or centerpieces.

If you prefer that we arrange for you, we also design handcrafted arrangements. Prices depend on size. We are not offering large numbers of centerpiece at this time.  

 Handcrafted Bouquets ………..….……..…………………….……….………………...……...……...$50-150|
 For bridal bouquets, bridesmaids’ bouquets, or in your own special vase as a statement piece.

At this time, we do not offer flower crowns, boutonnieres, garlands, etc., but we are happy to refer you to local farmer florists who can serve your needs.

Please note: While we sometimes have spring blooms as early as February, our peak growing season is June through October, and varieties are subject to seasonal availability.

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To contact us about flower sales, email us at flowers@ucsc.edu, or call (831) 459-1639. 
 

Caring for your flowers 

Once you get your flowers home, follow these guidelines to ensure they maintain their quality:

  • Change the water every 2-3 days
  • Cut ¼” of stem with sharp shears or scissors each time you change the water
  • Only use clean vases
  • Keep flowers out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources
  • If you are arranging for an event the day before, it is best to keep the arrangements in a cool dark place, such as a garage or hallway, until the event.


Training the Next Generation of Organic Flower Producers

The UCSC Farm and Garden training programs include an introduction to cut flower production, bouquet making, and design, with an emphasis on using seasonal blooms. We hope that our graduates will help continue to grow the sustainable, local flower movement. 

Read more about locally grown cut flowers in these articles by Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martin