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Wyke Manor Estate

Wyke Manor Estate

Wyke Manor

The Wyke Manor Estate is nestled in the shadow of Bredon Hill in picturesque south Worcestershire. The Hudson family have been farming the countryside around Wick village for over 250 years. Charles Hudson inherited the estate in the 1970s. He has devoted his life to taking care of this beautiful pastoral landscape and the wildlife within it.

Certainly, the necessity to diversify has altered the make up of the Estate over the centuries. Therefore, we now consist of some 1000 acres of arable farmland. There are river meadows, woodlands, cricket bat willow plantations, and rental cottages. In addition, we have a hydroelectric scheme on the River Avon. And, of course, we are the British home of biodegradable confetti with The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company and The Confetti Flower Field!

the river avon on the wyke manor estate
Tractor in a field, Wyke Manor Estate
the river avon on the wyke manor estate
Tractor in a field, Wyke Manor Estate
cricket bat willow trees on the wyke manor estate

The home of The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company

Charles came up with the idea of natural, biodegradable flower petal confetti in the 1990s. The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company has been the colourful heart of our farm ever since! We grow, harvest, dry, mix, pack and dispatch our confetti petals directly from the estate. It is a truly sustainable and eco-friendly product.

We love that we can add joy and magic to a wedding day! It is very rewarding to be able to give happy couples a confetti moment that they will cherish forever.

Meet Charles and hear the story of how he created The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company over twenty years ago, in this beautiful short film –

And the colourful Confetti Field!

So the Wyke Manor Estate comes ablaze with colourful flowers each summer. Whilst our green fields of rapeseed, wheat and barley turn gold, our confetti flowers provide an amazing burst of colours!

Most importantly, the Confetti Flower Field is open to the public. But just for a few days whilst the flowers are in full bloom. You can come and enjoy the flowers, huge expanse of colours, and wonderful rural views too. We are so happy to be able to share the flower field’s beauty with thousands of visitors. (Some from as far away as Thailand and New Zealand!) Above all, our open days create a fabulous buzz and festive atmosphere across the whole estate.

Confetti flower field visiting information
The Confetti Flower Field from the air, with Bredon Hill, Pershore and the Malvern Hills in the background

Unusual achievements!

Glenn Robinson has been estate farm manager for over 30 years. Occasionally he has planted some special designs in the flower field which have resulted in some great renown. For instance, in 2004 we were even given a Guinness World Record! We had the world’s Largest Carpet of Flowers with our Union Jack! Glenn re-created it in 2017 to celebrate our 20th anniversary of growing petal confetti. The enormous red, white and blue display was a huge hit with visitors!

In 2020 the Confetti Flower Field had to be replanted. This was due to extremely unusual weather, and coronavirus. However, its later bloom time meant that we could also grow a great area of smiling sunflowers! Certainly, these were very popular with visitors – and the bees and birds!

Charles always has plenty of ideas brewing… Despite nearing his fifth decade of stewardship of the Wyke Manor Estate there are lots of future projects in development. So watch this space!

The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company - The Confetti Flower Field Union Jack 2004.

Unusual achievements!

Glenn Robinson has been estate farm manager for over 30 years. Occasionally he has planted some special designs in the flower field which have resulted in some great renown. For instance, in 2004 we were even given a Guinness World Record! We had the world’s Largest Carpet of Flowers with our Union Jack! Glenn re-created it in 2017 to celebrate our 20th anniversary of growing petal confetti. The enormous red, white and blue display was a huge hit with visitors!

In 2020 the Confetti Flower Field had to be replanted. This was due to extremely unusual weather, and coronavirus. However, its later bloom time meant that we could also grow a great area of smiling sunflowers! Certainly, these were very popular with visitors – and the bees and birds!

Charles always has plenty of ideas brewing… Despite nearing his fifth decade of stewardship of the Wyke Manor Estate there are lots of future projects in development. So watch this space!

The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company - The Confetti Flower Field Union Jack 2004.

Christmas at Wyke Manor

We have been working on some festive ideas for some time now… Therefore we’re very excited to launch our new collection of Natural Christmas Gifts by post! Most importantly, they are all sourced and handmade on the Wyke Manor Estate. Why not send Mistletoe Kisses or a Holly Hug to a loved one this Christmas?! Learn more…

Christmas at wyke manor
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Christmas at Wyke Manor

We have been working on some festive ideas for some time now… Therefore we’re very excited to launch our new collection of Natural Christmas Gifts by post! Most importantly, they are all sourced and handmade on the Wyke Manor Estate. Why not send Mistletoe Kisses or a Holly Hug to a loved one this Christmas?! Learn more…

Christmas at wyke manor
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holly, ivy and mistletoe

Wyke Manor House

Wyke Manor remains the Hudson’s private family home. The house and gardens are not open to the public. The magnificent Tudor style house sits proudly on Main Street in Wick village. Consequently, it has provided a backdrop to many community events including our Royal Wedding Street Party in 2012.

However, the house itself is not as old as it looks! There has been a property on the site for 500 years. A previous residence was owned by King Henry VIII’s last wife, Catherine Parr. But this façade is only around a hundred years old! That is to say, it was simply built at at time when Tudor styling was very fashionable.

wyke manor at the 2012 village royal wedding street party
Wyke Manor in the snow - Real Flower Petal Confetti Moment - Winter Weddings
wyke manor gardens and chapel

AJB Hudson Memorial Trust

The AJB Hudson Memorial Trust is a charity providing housing for disabled ex-service personnel. All Trust houses are situated at Wick, near Pershore, Worcestershire. For more information please contact Wyke Manor Estate on farm@confettidirect.co.uk

the hudson memorial trust