The Boneo flower farm was originally planted some 30 years ago by Bob Zacharin who had a vision of selling wild flowers from his farm gate. He spent much time and effort researching both suitable and rare varieties of Banksia and Proteas before carefully planting out a section on the 50 acre property. Bob’s background as a doctor married with his love and extensive knowledge of growing natives has led to the production of some of the most abundant and diverse varieties of Australian and South African Wild Flowers that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. His foresight and planning has ensured that several varieties are in bloom all year round.
Dawn and Martin, the duo behind Peninsula Wild Flower, have been entrusted by the new owners of the property with the responsibility of maintaining and re-planting the ageing flower garden, a challenge that they feel privileged to have bestowed upon them. They believe in green thumbs, dirty nails and floristry as art. They wholeheartedly consider the slow flower movement to be instrumental in working towards sustainable flower farming. Their team of natural floral artists are committed to providing tactile, hardy, seasonal arrangements that are individual and long lasting. They desire to showcase the natural beauty of natives and the individuality of each stem is reflected in the picking, foraging and creation of each and every final product. Unique, beautiful and earthy.