sharing my rural roots
Welcome to The Joy Farmer - I am Sarah, the farmer with a passion for sharing flowers with my local community in Wanaka, New Zealand.
Like many of you, during lock down life, I tried something new and I discovered growing flowers combined my love for business, working with creatives and being in the outdoors. It was meant to fill a short term void, but it has taken on a life of its own.
The cutting garden is located on my family’s high country station in Tarras, found at the bottom of the sun drenched Lindis Valley in Central Otago, New Zealand.
The property has been in my mother's family for over a century and there is a long history of growing, however this is the first foray into cut flowers that I know of. The flowers and foliage are grown along side cattle and merino sheep.
I focus on perennials, bulbs and other treasured garden favorites that aren't always easily attainable from the flower market due to our location.
To respect my family's privacy, the cutting patch is not open for visits.