Highland Springs Floral
Aiming to make the world more beautiful and sustainable one day at a time.
Choosing local flowers
Highland Springs floral focuses on stunning seasonal specialty cut flowers. We use regenerative farming practices, working with nature to rehabilitate and enhance the ecosystems surrounding us. While growing flowers, we are using no till beds, korean natural farming, and developing permacultural systems.
Our flowers are grown in harmony with nature. Our gardens are biodiverse, regenerative and naturally maintained, without the use of harmful sprays and chemical fertilizers. Our blooms are only sold locally, so we produce a much smaller carbon footprint.
We love growing local celebration flowers, because the natural annual cycles remind us of impending anniversaries, and connect us to cycles of the past. I carried my lilacs for my wedding, and I have lilacs on my table for every anniversary.
Our designs, installation, arrangements, bouquets, table scapes, crowns, combs, and boutonnieres are inspired by mother nature; honored, collected, and arranged by an artists' hand. Choosing local flowers from our farm/floristry means that each design contains unique bits of of branches and blooms, which aren't available commercially.
We practice sustainable techniques, and do not use floral foam. We often pick invasive plants and sow native species in their place. Our goal is not only to provide you with beautiful flowers, but to create a more beautiful world.
We can work with you to design dynamic installations, or we can work around bespoke
items you've collected or made.
Hello, I'm Sarah, flower farmer and designer. I'm a photographer, writer, farmer, home cook, and florist. I have been studying and developing local growing networks in WNY since 2009, when I opened merge restaurant. Supporting local economy, reducing waste, and sharing artful ways of living have been my driving goals throughout my life, so it is both grounding and empowering to be settling into stewardship of this land. My styles of design are garden inspired, flower forward, wild, and boho. I'm inspired by the fields, forest, landscape, and all the pieces and connections I continue to explore on this land.
My floral design process is uniquely based entirely around the local season. The WNY regional fresh flower season runs from May through October (beginning earlier and running later in 2024 with new season extension systems).
Bridal consultations begin with your wedding date, a phone call, and color schemes. When you choose Highland Springs as your event florist, you are provided an in depth introduction into local floral seasonality. Outside our growing season, arrangements for everlasting bouquets and dried flower arrangements are available.
We have three different flower package options to suit every budget and event. Fill out an event inquiry for more information.
Full Service Events
Starting at $2000.
Complete event florals delivered and setup for your ceremony and reception..
A La Carte Events
Starting at $1000.
Pick and choose. Have a friend pick up from the farm and help set up at your event.
Bulk Flower Buckets
For the DIYers.
Pick up buckets from the farm the morning of your event.
“Sarah from Highland Springs Floral was hands down our favorite vendor to work with for our wedding! The entire process was magical. Early into the planning, Sarah was very helpful with explaining what types of flowers would bloom at the time of year we would be getting married. She is good at educating, communicating, working with your budget, and has a huge emphasis on sustainability (which is certainly refreshing in the wedding industry). I knew I wanted a lot of color with our florals, heat of the summer kind of vibes for a late August wedding. And a week or so prior to the big day, I had the privilege of going to her farm and together we walked through her garden picking out all sorts of flowers I would like to have. When it came to the big day, I was thrilled with how much variety, color, and contrast was in my bouquet! Numerous people told me the florals were some of the most beautiful arrangements they had ever seen!! My bridesmaids are still raving about their bouquets because they had basil in them and thus they smelled amazing! She provided stunning centerpieces, ceremony flowers, and flowers to add to the cake which were all breathtaking and truly made the place even better than I could have envisioned. Prior to my wedding, I never cared about dried flowers, but this was one bouquet I was absolutely hanging upside down for two weeks and I now have my bouquet sitting on my bookshelf to admire daily! Thank you for bringing my vision to life, Sarah! I cannot wait to see the creative ways your bring other people's visions to life in events to come!
Julia Grant - Rooney, 2022 Bride