Our garden and studio are on the outskirts of West Chester, Pennsylvania and we work with local growers near West Chester to provide fresh, sustainability grown, environmentally conscious flowers. We grow as much as we can ourselves and gather branches, berries and wildflowers from our fields and forest. Our partners use biodiversity and eco-friendly growing methods on their farms to produce beautiful flowers. They are happy places with happy gardeners. In addition to their sustainable growing practices, our growers provide hard to find varieties and the freshest flowers possible.
We also provide flowers during the winter months. We order from sustainable, veraflora certified and organic growers in warmer climates. We have traveled to farms in warmer climate states and we have traveled overseas to be sure that the farms we purchase from align with our practices and philosophies. (Check out our travel page!) We can give you a background on each flower you order.
We believe in mindful stewardship and compost our organic floral waste and re-use/recycle material. Our vases and containers for arrangements are from vintage and antique shops or other re-purposed material.
We will never use floral foam. It's not sustainable and never decomposes. After use, it sits in landfills indefinitely.
There is always room to improve and we welcome any advice on implementing new forms of sustainable practices.
5% of We are Wildflowers gross income goes to charities we believe in such as the Sierra Club, Natural Lands Trust, National Parks Conservation Association and a rotating donation to other humanitarian charities (Like the Chester County Food Bank or the ACLU) which all receive an "A" from Charity Watch based on responsible spending. We are happy to share more info on our latest donations keeping up with current world and local needs.
Many imported flowers have been genetically modified to the point that they no longer have a scent and are sprayed with a "flower scent" to compensate.
The majority of imported flowers have been on at least two airplanes before they have reached you.
Human rights groups have consistently reported abuses in the floral industry in countries where flowers are grown, cultivated and processed.
Floral foam products are soaked with chemicals such as formaldehyde to help preserve flowers.