The story of The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company began on a late spring
afternoon many years ago… Charles Hudson paused outside the village churchyard
on his way home, and strewn around the lych-gate were tiny wet pieces of
coloured paper, debris from an earlier wedding, that had turned the church
entrance into an eyesore.
Charles appreciated why so many churches ban the use of confetti within
church grounds, but it seemed a shame that the wedding celebrations could not
have started as the happy couple stepped out of the church. When he arrived home
some petals fell from the flower bouquet Charles was carrying for his wife and
he experienced a 'eureka' moment - the idea of Real Flower Petal Confetti was
The best blooms handpicked
Charles experimented with many flowers and carefully developed his own delicate process of drying petals - using just sunshine and fresh air. Delphiniums were chosen for their ability to retain their shape and beautiful colour when dried. Huge fields of flowers bloom on the farm each summer, and all petals are picked by hand, to be sent out to weddings all over the world.
The demand for natural, biodegradable confetti has been so great that rose petals, wildflowers, hydrangeas, and lavender have been added to our collection, and handmade confetti cones, bridesmaid baskets, petal bags, beautiful paper envelopes and handmade horseshoes are all available to add those finishing touches.
The Confetti Flower Field is
now closed for 2017 – sorry you missed it!
Please look out for our open days again next year – we will publish them
in spring 2018.
Acres of delphiniums and cornflowers bloom on the Wyke Manor Estate Farm
in Worcestershire every July. It is a spectacular sight and a wonderful
experience to wander in amongst the flowers!
2017 is our 20th year of growing confetti petals and to celebrate this
anniversary we have planted another Union Jack flower flag!
General Information on visiting the Flower Fields
Alongside the Flag there are beautiful stripes of colourful flowers,
winding paths, walkways and lovely views to Bredon Hill and the
surrounding countryside. Bring your friends and family, come and have a
wander, enjoy the scenery, soak up the colours, take some photos and we
are excited to announce that we will also have TheConfetti
Café in the flower field where you can enjoy tea, coffee and
delicious locally made cakes!
Opening Times: 30th June –
9th July 2017
Gates will open at 10am and
close at 5pm each evening.
Last entry time: 4.30pm.
Admission £2.50 per person. Children under 16 go FREE but must be
accompanied by an adult.
Sorry - no dogs allowed.
Free parking on site – please follow the signs.
Fresh bunches of flowers for sale.
The Confetti Café will be
open daily serving tea, coffee, cakes and ice creams. Last servings
4.30pm. (This is a new venture for us and we’re learning as we go so the
café is subject to availability – we hope we’ve ordered enough cake!)
On Saturday 1st of
July we are having an ‘Anniversary Party’ to celebrate our 20
years of growing confetti. Come along from 2.30pm to meet newly engaged
local superstars Prunella and Eggbert the Plums, and The Pershore Plum
Princesses. Please wear your best Union Jack hats, t–shirts or red,
white and blue clothes and we’ll take a group photo around the flag at
3pm. (Or if it’s wet bring a brightly coloured brolly.) And everyone who
attends will get a free ticket for our prize draw!
The flowers fields are very dependent on the weather! Please check back
to this page closer to the time of your visit for any updates. If you
will be travelling a long distance to see the flowers PLEASE GET IN
TOUCH BEFORE YOU TRAVEL so we can advise you as to how the flowers are
Please remember this is a farm field and we recommend you wear
appropriate footwear and a hat and sunscreen when it is sunny. There is
very little shade in the field. Conversely it will be muddy in wet
weather. The field is bumpy and uneven underfoot and unsuitable for most
wheelchairs and pushchairs/prams.
We are a working farm. Access to the field will be along single track
roads and farm tracks – PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY AND CONSIDERATELY. Please
give us a call if you have any questions regarding access and
accessibility. We welcome group visits but regret we are unable to offer
talks or tours.
Please note - The Confetti Flower Field is part of Wyke Manor Farm and
situated on private property. We are a working farm - our flowers are
grown to be harvested for wedding confetti – please do not pick the
flowers or stray from the mown pathways. There is no access outside
of the opening hours and no access to any surrounding fields. Please do
not walk in our crops.
The local area:
Wick is situated a mile outside of Pershore, a delightful Georgian
market town, where you will find parks and picnic spots, lots of great
cafes, pubs and restaurants, plenty of independent shops and other
interesting tourist attractions including the medieval Pershore Abbey,
the River Avon, Number 8 Arts Centre and Pershore Heritage Centre. We
are lucky to be located in the Vale of Evesham, on the edge of The
Cotswolds, and ten miles from the Malvern Hills, so if you’re travelling
from further afield why stay over and make a break of it?!
The nearest railway station is PERSHORE on the main London line. We
recommend a taxi from the station as it is approximately 5 miles
away. Buses come to Pershore from Worcester and Evesham and drop you in
Broad Street, Pershore. There are infrequent bus services to Wick – we
recommend you search for timetables online and plan your trip carefully.
Group Visits and Coach Parties:
are very welcome with prior consent. Please contact Nancy on 01386
Film Crews: Please call Nancy on 01386 555045 if
you would like to film in our flower field.
Please be aware that there is a very short window when the flowers are
Journalists and Bloggers: Please call Nancy on 01386
555045 if you would like feature, photograph or use our flower field for
a photo shoot or fashion piece.
Professional Photography Shoots - NEW policy for
2017: Professional photographers are now required to
pre-register with us and obtain an access license (£25.00) if you are
bringing paying clients to be photographed in the flowers. Please
HERE to read the full terms and get your license.
of Flower Field Photos
Photographs from previous
year's Confetti Flower Fields can be found on our blog:
Flower Fields on Film!
Stunning drone footage of our
confetti flower field from summer 2015.
photos emailed/uploaded may be used on our website or in promotional
materials, so please get the permission of the people in it and the
photographer, if it is a professional picture.)
Flower Field Facts!
The Wyke Manor Estate is
a 1000 acre arable farm and the flowers are planted in a different
field every year – the plants are annuals, unlike the traditional
cottage garden delphiniums you may have growing in your own garden
Each petal is carefully
handpicked to ensure the highest quality confetti. But we don’t
strip the field bare – we take the best blooms at their peak and the
rest are simply ploughed back into the soil to enrich the ground for
the following year
Our Union Jack field
design in 2004 made it into The Guinness Book of Records as the
world’s largest carpet of flowers!
In 2005 we planted a
heart shaped RAF roundel design to celebrate the 60th
anniversary of VE and VJ day and raised thousands of pounds for the
RAF Benevolent Fund charity
Our flower field is a
haven for wildlife – the tall blooms provide excellent cover.
Rabbits, hares, foxes and deer have all been spotted hiding in the
rows! It is a wonderful spot to listen to the birdsong.
The flowers have a
meaning of swiftness and lightness and symbolises strong bonds of
love – perfect for wedding confetti!
The larkspur is the birth
flower of July – why not buy a bunch for a friend with a July
Delphiniums are said to
protect you from scorpion stings. Rest assured scorpions are not a
big problem in Wick!