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BB Podcast Episode 44: Zoe Woodward

Aug 5, 2019

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Zoe Woodward at her flower farm

Today we’re visiting with Zoe Woodward, owner of Swan Cottage Flowers in Stoke Hammond, UK to discuss:

  • how she turned her passion for gardening into a business
  • the importance and benefit of a solid educational foundation
  • how she chooses content for Instagram stories
  • growing flowers for wedding couples
  • the logistics of growing 100% of the flowers she uses in weddings
  • how she and her husband, Neil, manage the business and farming responsibilities
  • the layout and function of the Swan Cottage facilities and gardens
  • her favorite (and least favorite!) varieties to grow
  • why she doesn’t worry about trends
  • how she ensures she’ll have enough flowers blooming for each wedding she accepts

A pink, purple, and maroon floral arrangement by Zoe Woodward

Links mentioned in Episode 44, Zoe Woodward:

Deep red flowers at Zoe Woodward's flower farm Zoe Woodward and her husband, Neil

See more of Swan Cottage here:

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Joe Kingston Photography

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Guest Co-Host: Robby Lazano | Ten23 Photography

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee




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