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 born!

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.


Visit our beautiful Flower Fields

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 we have planted a brand new Union Jack flower flag! An incredible sight – not to be missed!

General Information on visiting the Flower Fields

Alongside the amazing Union Jack flower flag there are beautiful stripes of colourful flowers, winding paths, walkways and a lovely views to Bredon Hill and the surrounding countryside. Come and have a wander, enjoy the scenery, soak up the colours, take some photos and if you are lucky you will see some wildlife too...

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 will be for sale.
Refreshments available.

Weather: 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 looking.

Visiting: 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?!

Useful websites - www.visitpershore.co.uk www.visitwychavon.com   www.visitworcestershire.org  and www.cotswolds.com

Public transport: 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 555045.

TV and 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 in bloom.

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 CLICK HERE to read the full terms and get your license.

Galleries of Flower Field Photos

Photographs from previous year's Confetti Flower Fields can be found on our blog:   2013    2014    2015  
2016

Flower Fields on Film!

Stunning drone footage of our confetti flower field from summer 2015.

 

Alternatively you can view the film on You Tube.

Share your pictures

Please use #confettifields and #realflowerpetalconfetti on social media.
We’d love you to share your fabulous photographs on our Facebook page or email them to sally@confettidirect.co.uk


(All 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 birthday?

  • Delphiniums are said to protect you from scorpion stings. Rest assured scorpions are not a big problem in Wick!