Our Saffron and our Story

We are a small family business who have been growing Saffron in the heart of England since 2004. Through our passion and dedication we are restoring the lost art of Saffron growing back to England.
In the early 14th century, Saffron Walden in Essex emerged as England's main area for saffron growing and trading, and in keeping with tradition our main garden is based close to Saffron Walden in the Essex countryside.  ​
Alongside our Essex gardens, we also have a garden in Devon, overlooking the picturesque river Exe.

 

 

Saffron Flower, October 14 harvest

Saffron Flower, October 14 harvest

ⒸEnglish Saffron

English Saffron flower with stigma

English Saffron flower with stigma

ⒸEmilyattwood Photography

David in the Essex Saffron field

David in the Essex Saffron field

ⒸFarmers Weekly

A bee on an English Saffron flower

A bee on an English Saffron flower

ⒸEmilyattwood Photography

English Saffron Tin

English Saffron Tin

ⒸEnglish Saffron

English Saffron flower

English Saffron flower

ⒸEmilyattwood Photography

One of our flowers about to bloom

One of our flowers about to bloom

ⒸEmilyattwood Photography

Planting saffron in our Devon field

Planting saffron in our Devon field

ⒸEmilyattwood Photography

Planting bulbs in our Devon field

Planting bulbs in our Devon field

ⒸEmilyattwood Photography

Harvesting English Saffron

Harvesting English Saffron

ⒸEmilyattwood Photography

Saffron ready to be harvested

Saffron ready to be harvested

ⒸFarmers Weekly

English Saffron threads

English Saffron threads

ⒸEmilyattwood Photography

David-Smale-Saffron-Prod-18lg.jpg

David-Smale-Saffron-Prod-18lg.jpg

ⒸMichael Thomas Jones for the Guardian Michael Thomas Jones/Guardian

Saffron flower &stigma,  Devon field

Saffron flower &stigma, Devon field

ⒸEmilyattwood Photography

David in his Essex saffron field

David in his Essex saffron field

ⒸPhil Yeomans/BNPS