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  • Borage on Pimms Jelly from
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    Buy Borage Flowers

    (100 + borage flowers per box)

    Borage flower are available between the end of March and the middle of October. 

    Borage flowers are one of the most famous and popular of all the edible flowers. The tiny little blue stars are beloved by gardeners because they brings the sounds of summer into the garden by attracting both honey and bumble bees. They are also a firm favourite with chefs as well who love to use them to garnish both sweet and savoury dishes.

    It should be said that borage flowers are very delicate. They will not sit for a long time on a wedding cake in a hot marquee without starting to wilt so care has to be given as to when and where they are used. They are perfect set into jellies or ice cubes where their beauty is preserved. They are lovely popped into champagne cocktails at the last minute or floated on glasses of summer Pimms with a sprig of mint (we can provide that too!).

    If you would like to use them on a Wedding or Christening Cake then they need to be stored in their container in a fridge until the 11th hour and then added at the last moment.

    Borage flowers are lovely scattered through a buffet salad or perfect to garnish the poshest of summer cucumber sandwiches. Fit for royalty or at least Hyacinth Bucket.

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    Buy Calendula Flowers

    Buy Calendula Flowers. 25 flower heads per box.

    Calendulas are available between the beginning of April and the middle of October. Please don’t order outside of these times.

    Calendulas. Stunning strands of orange and yellow confetti style petals with a mild spicy almost nutmeg like flavour. These works brilliantly with both savoury and sweet dishes and their stunning vibrancy epitomises summer.

    Here we sell a box of more than 25 large calendula heads which will produce enough petals to more than decorate a whole host of dishes or cakes – as such, they are fabulous value for money. If you have surplus you can always freeze them into ice cubes or make some floral butters or oils for the freezer.

    Calendula flowers also have great medicinal qualities and are used to make soothing ointments and creams.

    We will include a selection of oranges and yellows within the box but if you’d just prefer just one colour then please do specify in ‘customer notes’ as you submit your order and we can pick your preferred option.

    Information about ordering, preordering and delivery is here. Every box is picked to order on the day of despatch so we cannot accept orders placed after 12 noon for next day delivery.

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    Buy Edible Cornflowers

    40+ cornflowers to a box. Available from June to end of September.

    We pick to order so please do choose when ordering what colours you’d like.

    Buy edible cornflowers for celebration cakes, for cooking, for floating in cocktails and as a stunning ingredient in numerous other delicious recipes. Maddocks Farm Organics grows a whole range of cornflowers in colours from traditional blue through to purple, red, pink, black and white. Their natural beauty makes them one of the most popular edible flowers we grow.We sow successionally so that we have cornflowers available from May through until October.

    Whilst cornflowers have almost no flavour, they are both stunning and very robust which makes them a firm favourite with customers as both the flowers, or just the beautiful three dimensional bracts, will happily sit on a cake for several hours without wilting. Cornflowers are also fabulous crystallised transforming into wonderful sweet crunchy spheres – delicious. For information about crystallising edible flowers see here.

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  • Buy Chive Flowers. Edible flowers
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    Buy Fresh Herb Flowers

    Fresh edible herb flowers are grown seasonally at Maddocks Farm Organics. You can choose from the following selection:

    Chive flowers are so commonly seen covered with bees in the corner of a herb patch that they can sometimes be overlooked but they are one of the most delicious of the edible herb flowers. Chive flower butter is stunning on new potatoes, or stirred through pasta.

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    Coriander flowers are beautiful. They are a big hit with chefs as they are lacy with a milder, sweeter flavour than the herb itself. They are also pretty robust so hold well as garnishes on both sweet and savoury canapés. They are also stunning highlights on Wedding Cheese Cakes. We successional sow coriander so it is available for a lot of the year.

    Dill flowers are delicious with a mild sweet aniseed flavour and make a wonderful floral butter and are delicious served with pork and fish dishes as well as being scattered through a herb salad. The tiny little stars cut from the heads to make a flavoursome garnish. We sow dill successionally so you can buy dill flowers pretty much throughout the year.

    Buy Fennel Flowers. Edible flowers flowers are much stronger and more robust. A strong sweet hit of liquorice and completely addictive. Fennel pollen is extremely expensive chef’s ingredient which can cheaply be replicated by grinding up the fresh flowers in a pestle and mortar. Lovely in bouillabaisse and stunning in these fennel and pancetta muffins.

    Garlic Chives are available in the Autumn. Not dissimilar to wild garlic in the Spring the flowers are crunchy and garlicky. Lovely in homemade salsas, in fritattas, on new potatoes or just about anywhere where a fresh garlic bite is perfect.

    Marjoram and oregano both synonymous with Mediterranean dishes and can be used as the leaves are. Nice blitzed and rubbed under the skin of chicken before roasting, in stuff ing or as a garnish for tomato soup.

    Not strictly a herb Mexican Tarragon flowers actually come from the marigold family but with a distinctive tarragon flavour so a wonderful addition and garnish to a whole host of savoury dishes.

    Pineapple sage is one of my absolute favourites. Arriving very late in the day but with a fabulous fragrant pineapple scent so wonderful with a whole selection of desserts – my favourite being an autumnal fruit salad.

    Rosemary is usually associated with savoury dishes and the flowers work very well with these but I particularly like it in the lovely Rosemary Cake from our blog.

    Sage flowers are exquisite miniature orchids with a punchy sage flavour. Lovely with anything tomato and of course, a well known marriage with onions. These tiny little flavour bombs make a wonderful garnish to many dishes are a key component in herb flower butters.

    Sweet Cicely flowers, as  the name would suggest have a very sweet flavour with mild aniseed notes. The flowers look similar to elderflower but are more delicate and a lovely garnish to many desserts.

    Thyme flowers are a very popular garnish with the cheffing crowd who love their delicate look and use them to garnish a whole host of savoury and sometimes sweet dishes. They are particularly nice with quiches and flans and a rather happy partnership with mushrooms.

    Winter Purslane flowers are small saucers of fleshy green with a cucumber flavour and delicate white flowers in the centre. They are one of the first flowers to start in the Spring and a firm favourite here at Maddocks Farm Organics. They form an integral part of our early season salads.

    Most of the herb flowers are quite delicate and therefore sent as ‘sprigs’ where both the tiny flowers and the herb itself can be eaten. The exception are the chives and winter purslane where 50 flowers are included to a box and the Mexican Tarragon where 70 are included.

  • Sale! Photo by Guy Harrop. Flower cocktails and food at Lower Grenofen, Tavistock, Devon
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    Buy Fresh Lavender Flowers (Copy)

    Buy fresh lavender flowers from our Devon farm – 50 stems per box.

    We grow three types of culinary lavender – all English. Contrary to popular belief English Lavender is considered better than French for cooking purposes because it has lower camphor levels and a softer, sweeter flavour. The French lavender is stronger and ideal for the perfume industry. Our lavender is continuously harvested and provides flowers from the end of June until October.

    Lavender is associated with sweet dishes such as shortbread, cakes and biscuits and is stunning with chocolate and ice creams. White chocolate and lavender – to die for! Fresh lavender is also marvellous with savoury dishes and has a wonderful affinity with lamb and with tomato dishes. A few sprigs are also lovely crumbled through roasting potatoes.

    Lavender has shaken off it’s association with old ladies and has suddenly become ‘bang on trend’. Lavender cocktails have become extremely fashionable for weddings in the past couple of years. Both the sprigs floating in cocktails and a lavender syrup used to make cocktails. Our fresh lavender was used to make cocktails on Sunday Brunch last year and went down a storm with Olympic athlete, Christina Ohuruogu!

    Our boxes of fresh lavender flowers contain a minimum of 50 heads on 5 inch stalks. This is more than sufficient for a whole range of dishes (or to garnish cocktails) as fresh lavender has a stronger and cleaner flavour than dried.

    Surplus lavender heads can be preserved by making lavender sugar. Alternatively it can be dried and as long as it is kept in an airtight container out of direct sunlight it will retain it’s flavour for a year.

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    Buy Nasturtium Flowers

    35+ nasturtiums to a box with a scattering of baby nasturtium leaves. Nasturtium come in all the hot colours of summer – oranges, reds, yellows as well as some more autumnal hues. We will supply mixed colours unless specified when ordered but we are happy to pick whatever colour you’d like.

    Nasturtiums are one of the best know and most loved of all the edible flowers and rightly so. Their vibrancy sings of summer and they have a wonderful spicy flavour reminiscent of rocket. They are extremely versatile with both the flowers and leaves being edible and the seeds being useful for making faux capers. Nasturtiums are also one of the most robust of all the edible flowers. They hold really well and are therefore very suitable for decorating Cheese Wedding Cakes.

    Nasturtium flowers are lovely in salads, for decorating buffets and garnishing canapés either whole or the individual petals. The flowers and the leaves are also wonderful blitzed to make a colourful pesto and also can be used to make a wonderfully vibrant spiced vinegar – see recipes to the left.

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    Buy Edible Pansies

    40+ pansies to a box – mixed seasonal colours unless requested otherwise.

    Pansies come in pretty much every colour except green. Pansies are one of the better know and loved of the edible flowers and along with their smaller cousin the violas, they are the ones most commonly associated with  crystallised flowers.

    Pansies are incredibly vibrant and can flower all year around but are particularly prolific in late winter and early spring. Their black or dark blue centres contrast with their bright outer colours and make them a welcome addition to any plate. They have a very subtle fragrance and virtually no flavour at all which means that they can accompany both sweet and savoury dishes with equal ease. Chefs often use the individual petals for garnishing.

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    A pansy cake made by a customer for her mother’s birthday.

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    Buy phlox flowers. 100 flower heads per box.

    Phlox are available between the beginning of May and the middle of October. Please don’t order outside of these times.

    Phlox. Stunning summer flowers in red, pinks, whites and purples. These flowers are very delicate and ones that should be treated with care as they don’t like to be left out on food for long periods of time. Having said that, they are completely stunning little stars and are quite beautiful adorning cocktails if they are added at the last minute. They are also beautiful additions to cakes or desserts.

    Here we sell a box of more than 100 phlox heads on short stalks. When you use the flowers you just need to remove them from their stalks.

    Phlox are also lovely used as part of petal confetti where their delicate feather like petals add a touch of class.

    Whole phlox are also lovely floating in cocktails.

    We will include a selection of colours within the box but if you’d just prefer just one colour then please do email Jan at and we can pick to your preferred option. They come in pink, purple, white and red.

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  • Buy edible roses. Fresh edible rose petals from
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    Buy Edible Roses

    Buy edible roses for decorating wedding cakes and other celebration cakes or desserts. Maddocks Farm Organics is the only sellers of organic edible roses in the UK and we are famous for the quality and perfume of our organic roses. At Maddocks Farm we grow more than 40 different varieties of organic edible roses. Different colours, different sizes but all with amazing fragrance.

    All our organic roses are grown according to the very strict guidelines set down by the Soil Association and are never sprayed. Our roses are all English varieties and rated as strong to very strong perfume which means that they contain all the essential oils and perfume to make them perfect for eating and smelling!. We supply some of the country’s best wedding cake makers with roses and other edible flowers and petals to decorate wedding cakes.

    You can choose the size, the colour, the style and whether you’d like the roses open or as buds… With full open roses you will get 5 to a box. For a mixture of just openand buds you would get 7.

    This is what some of our customers have said this year about our roses…..

    I wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and recommendations for the flowers for my wedding cake! The colours you sent through were lovely and I took your advice of making the rose sugar. The fragrance was wonderful and the rose worked really well with the rose/pistachio base – Charlotte

    Available from June to early October. Please don’t order outside of these times.

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  • Buy fresh edible rose petals for cooking, wedding cakes, cocktails and crystallising.
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    Fresh Edible Rose Petals

    Buy fresh edible rose petals for celebration cakes, for cooking, for floating in cocktails and as a stunning ingredient in numerous delicious recipes. Maddocks Farm Organics are the only sellers of organic edible rose petals in the UK and we are famous for the quality of our organic roses.

    All our organic roses are grown according to the very strict guidelines set down by the Soil Association and are never sprayed. Our roses are all English varieties and rated as strong to very strong perfume which means that they contain all the essential oils and perfume to make them perfect for culinary use. We have also had numerous varieties tested in an organic laboratory to assess which produce the best ‘rose’ flavour. This is why we have been chosen to supply several companies with organic rose petals for using as varied as making rose water, jam, rose chocolates and for floral tea. We also supply some of the country’s best wedding cake makers with edible flowers and petals to decorate wedding cakes.

    Buy your fresh edible rose petals from us to explore all sorts of recipes. We have exciting ideas on our blog listed to the left. We also have some wonderful suggestions for rose recipes both by ourselves and other talented chefs on our specialist Rose Pinterest board.

    Our rose petals are also stunning crystallised or how about a rose petal salad? Either make yourself with our petals or buy here.  A best seller here at Maddocks particularly for Weddings and Christenings

    Minumum weight – 80grms. You can request specific colours under customer notes when you order. Fresh Edible Rose Petals. Maddocks Farm Organics Rose Petal Wedding Salad

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    Buy Snapdragon Flowers

    Buy Snapdragon Flowers. 40 to a box. Mixed colours unless requested.

    Snapdragons are like marmite in the edible flower world. You either love them or hate them. I am definitely in the ‘love’ camp for a variety of reasons.

    Firstly their ability to snap and hold themselves onto cocktail glasses makes them a big hit with the cocktail set. You can buy snapdragon flowers to decorate cocktail glasses at weddings or for hen nights… or should that be the other way around!

    Secondly, snapdragons come in a range of bright colours, as both single and doubles, and flower all summer long. They are beloved by the bumble bees which stand on the front of the flowers and snap them open before disappearing completely inside to find the pollen. I frequently pick them to suddenly find the flowers buzz!

    Snapdragons have quite a bitter flavour reminiscent of chicory which makes them lovely in salads and on the canapés. Using a piping bag they can be stuffed with cream cheese or guacamole for really pretty hors d’oeuvres.

    Lastly they are very robust which makes them a good choice for garnishing buffets or cakes which are going to be ‘standing’ around in warm surroundings such as marquees. They will hold without wilting for several hours.


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    Buy Tagetes Flowers

    (100 + Tagetes flowers per box)

    Tagetes flowers are stunning little stars of yellow, orange and red. They have a citrus – almost Seville marmalade flavour -a bit like kumquats. Both the flowers and leaves are edible which means that they can be displayed as little sprigs. Tagetes also hold very well (see the flowerpot muffins below) so are great for cakes and for floating either as individual flowers or as sprigs in cocktails.

    Their sweet/tart flavour means that they work brilliantly with both sweet and savoury dishes. Think duck or game; fruit salads; trifles….. you name it. The yellow are a little more lemony in flavour so work well with fish as well.

    We pick in mixed colours but can just picked just yellow, orange or red as you wish. Just specify when you order. 

    If you’d like your Tagetes as sprigs then do let us know but please be aware that we can only get 40 sprigs to the box.

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