Dried flower inspiration at Cambridge Botanic Garden
March 9, 2018 by
Growing dry flowers
Dried flowers growing in sunny Cambridge
There are various types of flower that are particularly good for drying. I visited Cambridge Botanic Garden last summer with friends and was surprised how many I spotted growing.
This yellow dried flower lonas is also known as yellow ageratum
The lavender collection is very strong at Cambridge due to research interests of a former curator
Lavender is possibly the ultimate dried flower
Meadow planting with Echinops which makes a fab blue dried flower
Berkheya and marjoram flowers in a meadow planting
Pick bunches of marjoram to dry just as they come into flower
Berkheya dries to almost metallic – I’m looking forward to trying this!
Last time I visited, I enjoyed watching the bees on lavender.
Buy dried flowers
Buy dried lavender grains & dried lavender bunches
Buy echinops, marjoram and lonas bunches – available seasonally
Make your own dried flowers
Drying flowers at home