Kilcoan Gardens is a recently established business, growing & arranging cut flowers in Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Cherry Townsend took up gardening as a hobby about 12 years ago, after her son was born. This hobby soon turned into an obsession and a few years ago Cherry decided that she would like to be able to earn a living from her love of flowers.
Inspired by an article in Country Living magazine about Jane Lindsey at Snapdragon Gardens in Scotland, Cherry set about converting some of her parents land into her dream business and Kilcoan Gardens was born.
Their old shetland pony was swiftly moved from the prime spot and Cherry started planting. She was fortunate to have an extensive mature garden in situ of 2 acres, featuring a wide range of shrubs and perennials.
With plenty of material to propagate from, the gardens soon started to bloom. A mild maritime climate on the peninsula of Islandmagee (but with plenty of wind!) means considerably less frost than inland, so flowers like dahlias continue for several weeks longer than in gardens further from the coast.
Kilcoan Gardens is currently selling at local farmers’ markets and delivering hand tied bouquets to the local area and through the
website, Cherry hopes to be delivering freshly cut, locally grown flowers throughout Northern Ireland very soon.
Everything at Kilcoan Gardens is seasonal and tended by Cherrys’ own hand. The extensive range includes; annuals, perennials, herbs, roses and cut flower foliage and berries.
Fresh cut flower arrangements, range from hand tied posies to larger bouquets. Kilcoan Gardens also sell organically grown perennials and herbs.
Seasonal Christmas products include; wreaths, table arrangements and narcissus and iris bulbs which have been forced for a beautiful indoor display. Seasonal arrangements are also available for Mother’s Day and Easter.
All enquiries are welcome, with mail order flowers available soon.
Kilcoan Gardens take pride in being environmentally aware and use recycled materials and packaging wherever possible.