We are a family-run garden rose farm who believes in leaving as small a footprint on this earth as possible. We consider our growing organic, and while our soil isn't certified organic, all the treatments we use to maintain our field and bushes are. It is important to us that we respect the land we plant and the critters who accompany our process. We value our incredible team at Ella Rose Farm and foster a family-like work environment where we truly enjoy one another’s company and are excited daily about our vision and our product. We focus on small quantities of extremely high quality so we know we’ll never be a giant corporate farm and that’s our plan. We cater to the boutique designer, the client with a sophisticated eye, and all with an appreciation for timeless style. Lastly, we plan to keep this farm sustainable and operating well into the generations ahead so we’re here to stay.
Ella Rose Farm was started in 2014 by Nancy Teasley and her parents, Nancy and Charles Benninghoff. While Nancy (her family calls her Jr.) takes care of the day-to-day operations of field work, rose cutting, processing, shipping + deliveries, and managing the team who maintains the field, Nancy Sr. takes care of the back end. She is the one who sends your invoices and answers your phone calls. She keeps everyone on the farm in line and is loved by everyone who meets her. Charles is the visionary who came up with the idea of the farm in the first place and helps his daughter figure out how to make all her ideas come to life. Nancy's family pitches in whenever field work is needed and events are about to take place. Todd Dickman, Nancy's husband is also the officiant for The Ella Elopement ceremonies. So, like we said, we are a true family-run farm.
At Ella Rose Farm we know roses and we know design. When you choose Ella Rose Farm for your event, you’ll receive far more than a visually stunning location abundant with fragrant heirloom roses. You have the opportunity to work with Nancy Teasley, a highly accomplished floral designer who owns and operates Oak & the Owl, a floral and event design company that has enjoyed continuous success since 2012. Oak & the Owl has an international clientele and has been published in magazines like Martha Stewart Weddings and Munaluchi along with every wedding blog in the industry. Her background as a professional artist and an interior designer inspires her rose farm curation and her event design. Every detail is considered, every rose shade pondered, and every client receives personalized attention to ensure the event is uniquely elegant.
Because of Nancy’s 22 years of experience as a florist she knows first hand what designers are looking for when it comes to cut flowers and is dedicated to making sure the florists who purchase from Ella Rose get the best product possible. The roses the farm grows are known to be some of the best in the industry and Nancy and her family are committed to making their designers experience easy. Because she cuts every order and has an innate understanding of palettes and brides, their customers can order with confidence, knowing Nancy will always recommend the perfect substitution or give far enough notice in case the farm isn't producing.