Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose locally grown flowers?
There are so many reasons to grow and buy locally grown flowers!
flowers from The Garden in Harrington are fresh picked and will last longer than other flowers that have travelled farther to get to you. Here, Southern Ontario, most flowers travel more than 1100 kilometres from grower to vase, but flowers grown in Oxford County just don't have to travel that far from farm to vase.
Local flowers means more variety! Some of the prettiest flowers don't travel well and just cannot make the trip from distant growing fields to your vase. The Garden in Harrington can grow flowers like Zinnias and Sweet Peas and get them to your door fresh, and beautiful!
Local flowers just smell better. Flower varieties grown locally have a great scent and are picked at their peak freshness. These flowers smell like the flowers your grandma used to bring in from her garden in ways that the flowers shipped in from a distance just don't.
Local flowers are better for your health and the health of the planet. Not only do flowers brighten a dreary day and make us all feel a little happier, the Garden in Harrington is also a small flower farm that works with regenerative and sustainable garden practices to avoid pesticide use altogether. Our flowers, look great and smell fantastic - without any toxic sprays!
How do I buy flowers from The Garden in Harrington?
Buy your flowers directly from The Garden! Purchase your flowers online for delivery or pickup, or our flowers are available on site right here at our farm. Our self serve farm market stand is open daily 10:30am - 7pm Wednesday to Sunday during harvest season and is stocked with freshly harvested bouquets and individual cut flowers. Watch our facebook and instagram pages for updates on hour hours and harvest seasons.
Is your produce chemical free?
Yes! We strive to be sustainable and use more creative, herbicide and pesticide free ways to keep our flowers and soil healthy and beautiful. We work to keep balance and sustainability in mind. If you take home a beetle or aphid among your blooms, rejoice with us that this "food source" is bringing many beneficials into our fields so that our flowers continue to grow and thrive all summer long.
Does The Garden in Harrington provide delivery for flowers?
We currently offer online ordering and porch drop off delivery for orders in our delivery area. We offer free delivery (minimum $25 order) to our local area on Thursday evenings. These areas include: Stratford, Mitchell, St. Mary's, Thamesford, Woodstock, Embro, Tavistock. We also offer delivery to London, Ingersoll, Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge and New Hamburg areas every other Saturday or by appointment as required.
Does The Garden in Harrington sell wholesale flowers to florists and event planners?
If you are a florist or event planner looking to use locally grown flowers in your work, we would be happy to help you! We do have a commercial flower price list and send out weekly flower availability lists to our florist and event planner customers. If you would like to be added to our wholesale customer list and receive our weekly availability lists, please contact us directly to discuss your flower needs.
Can we visit The Garden in Harrington and see the flower farm?
Yes! You are welcome to come out to The Garden and enjoy The Terrace anytime to enjoy the view of the flower fields; as a place to relax, meet up with friends, have a meeting, or a small event. Please note that there are currently no tours for the flower field. The Terrace is open for visits 9:30am to dusk 7 days a week. The Terrace is open as a come-as-you-wish space. If you wish to reserve the space for a meeting or special occasion, please contact us in advance of your event to ensure the space is available. There is no charge for using the terrace space.
Also, new for 2021, we are hoping to open our new flower field picnicking area and open our field for visitor walking. Watch our social media and newsletter for more updates!
Can The Garden in Harrington be used as a location for photographic shoots?
The Garden in Harrington is a working farm, and its views and vistas are ever changing, particularly since we are a new venture. If you think you wish to use The Garden in Harrington as a backdrop in any of your photographs, please contact us with your preferred dates and we can review what flowers might be blooming and appropriate for your shoot.
Do you ever have extra blooms?
Flowers love to bloom and in season, it is quite possible that our plants produce more blooms than we sell. Whenever this happens, we deliver and donate all of our extra blooms to local seniors residences, care facilities and shut ins.
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