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.

In order to focus on refreshing our programming, CASFS will pause wedding flower sales for 2020. For more information, click here.

If you would like a referral to another local farmer-florist, please email us at flowers@ucsc.edu.

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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