Chris May

Harper’s Bazaar (Australia) - - Contributors -

If you’ve ever snapped up a bunch of roses at the Bondi Farm­ers’ Mar­kets, chances are you’ve met May, whose farm, May­farm Flow­ers, in Free­mans Reach, New South Wales, served as the back­drop for the “Miles From Home” shoot, on page 114.“When Karla [Clarke, BAZAAR’S se­nior fash­ion ed­i­tor] vis­ited, we were grow­ing ra­nun­cu­lus, sweet pea, anemone, freesias, pop­pies, sweet wil­liam and dahlias.we were also plant­ing dahlias and sun­flow­ers, and our roses were just start­ing to bloom,” says May, who has been farm­ing the prop­erty for 10 years and com­mutes from Bondi ev­ery day. I be­came a flower farmer be­cause … “I am a ro­man­tic”. The most un­usual flower I grow is … “a beau­ti­ful David Austin rose called Gra­ham Thomas. It’s not unique, but it’s my wife’s favourite.” I live in Bondi and com­mute to the farm be­cause … “that way I can get sun­rises at the beach and sun­sets at the farm. I’m in the ocean at 5am most days.” The thing I love most about spring is … “I start to see my hard work bloom­ing and peo­ple em­brac­ing the day”.

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