Farm & Garden Flower Sales

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

For UCSC Campus TOE orders, please contact Kellee Matsushita directly at  (831) 459-3375, kmmatsus@ucsc.edu.

For weddings and special events: We are currently booking limited orders for July through October, 2019 only. Our Bulk Buckets of seasonal blooms are perfect for DIY arranging. 

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If you would like to inquire about placing an order with us, or would like a referral to another local farmer-florist, please email us at flowers@ucsc.edu with your event date and specific floral needs and we will get back to you within a week-ish (it's very busy and beautiful on the farm — come visit!)

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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