Dried flower inspiration at Cambridge Botanic Garden

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.

dried flowers lonas

This yellow dried flower lonas is also known as yellow ageratum

dried flowers cambridge - lavender researchThe lavender collection is very strong at Cambridge due to research interests of a former curator

lavender dries well

Lavender is possibly the ultimate dried flower

blue dried flower

Meadow planting with Echinops which makes a fab blue dried flower

meadow flowers

Berkheya and marjoram flowers in a meadow planting. Berkheya dries to almost metallic – I’m looking forward to trying this!

marjoram dries well

Pick bunches of marjoram to dry just as they come into flower

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

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