Today we did something a little different. We took a stroll through a field of delphiniums in Worcestershire.
The field is part of a farm where natural confetti is grown and harvested by the Real Flower Confetti Company. The flowers reach their peak in late June/early July and the field is open to the public for ten days. We visited on the first open day and were surprised at how many people were there. Several photographers and their subjects were lurking in the flowers too!
Thankfully it was a dull and overcast kind of day, as we were able to appreciate the beautiful and vibrant colours.
There is an entry fee to walk around the field, £2.50 per adult, but children are free. You can buy confetti, cut flowers and a confetti cafe has been set up where drinks and cakes can be purchased at a reasonable price.
I have to say it was almost a surreal experience being surrounded by colour as we walked through the thickly planted bands of flowers
I love delphiniums, and used to grow them in my garden in Birmingham, until they decided they no longer liked the soil and stopped growing!
I was in heaven strolling around the field, and the raised platform provided an interesting angle over the field, unfortunately not high enough to view the Union Jack flag planted at one end.
Half a Union flag
The other half!
Beautiful colours as far as the eye can see!
The field is located in Wick near Pershore in Worcestershire, and is open from 30th June until 9th July from 10am till 5pm. Parking is on a field and free, entry is £2.50 per person, children are free.