Welcome to the Nightingale Garden website.
Situated on the north Kent marshes just a mile inland of the coast somewhere between Whitstable and the Isle of Thanet is the Nightingale Garden….born from seed in 2014 after my offer to grow and arrange the wedding flowers for my newly engaged son and daughter in law was accepted. So off I went shaking those packets of seeds into warmed compost and proceeded to grow lots and lots of different blooms. I have always loved gardening and grow veg and some flowers but this particular year flowers completely took over my world! The rest…. as they say is history. I grow everything here organically without using nasty chemicals always with care for the environment and local wildlife.
Now in my 4th year of growing cut flowers I am totally addicted to this flower farming game. My fingers and hands are wrinkled and sometimes stained like an old mans from picking and conditioning flowers and foliage but hey….I do find myself smiling a lot and I have a serene inner calmness from hours and hours of growing and playing with flowers that makes my life feel totally complete.
I love to combine seasonal foliage and wild flowers foraged from the hedgerows and surrounding Kent countryside on my daily dog walks with the blooms I grow in my cutting patch. My style is a bit wild, natural and free. No stiff traditional arrangements here. If that is what you are after then I am probably not the lady for you.
I arrange wedding flowers, funeral tributes, christening flowers, celebrations of any kind that need beautiful locally grown seasonal cut flowers. I also sell hand tied bunches at farmers markets and from a small shop in the heart of Whitstable.
Please get in touch via my contact page to discuss your floral needs.
Lisa Nightingale, your local flower lady.
Proud member of
Flowers From The Farm