When Gracie and Ryan purchased their first home in 2016, Gracie, an avid gardener, had the idea to grow a rose garden in honor of her grandma. The couple planted over 500 rose bushes and as they began blooming, Gracie shared images of the unique varieties and colors on Instagram. Requests started pouring in from floral designers, and as they began shipping their roses locally and around the country, Grace Rose Farm was born.
Sometimes the best things in life unfold without a plan. Gracie and Ryan never intended to be rose farmers, but their passion and talent for gardening was undeniable. Grace Rose Farm came from their love of creating beauty, and the satisfaction of knowing how much joy could be translated through the act of growing and sharing flowers.
The first year was pure trial and error, and their lives and house transformed - the kitchen and living room became a processing, wrapping and boxing station, and a small shed was converted into a walk-in cooler. They quickly learned about watering and fertilizing schedules; pest management and prevention; cold storage and proper shipping techniques; weather patterns and most importantly, found a new “best friend” in Mother Nature. That first year was a beautiful and exhausting blur!
Gracie and Ryan outgrew their backyard garden as demand kept rising, and they began searching for land where they could grow their newfound dream. In 2018 they purchased a 10 acre equestrian farm in the charming town of Santa Ynez, CA. Within a few weeks, they had removed acres of horse pastures, ripped up the grass, tilled and amended the soil and installed irrigation. Over the course of three weeks, they carefully transplanted 5,000 roses from their old property to their new fields where they grow 25k rose bushes. Since then, Grace Rose Farm has grown into a beloved brand, with over one million cut roses shipped annually.
As current stewards of the land, Gracie and Ryan have years spent nurturing the soil and rose plants with the utmost care and love. While growing cut roses was always the goal, Gracie, a beauty product enthusiast, also dreamed of a 'field to fragrance' experience. It took years of patiently nourishing the plants to finally produce the quality of rose petals needed to make that dream a reality. Using time-honored distillation methods to capture the romance and tenderness of each rose petal, Grace Rose Farm is delighted to launch their luxury beauty line, Garden by Grace. Combining Parisian beauty expertise with ethically grown and harvested roses makes for a fragrance experience like no other. The first three products- Garden by Grace candle, rose water and perfume- launch in November 2020.
Daily, questions pour in from Grace Rose Farm enthusiasts asking, “How can I grow roses like you?” Growing roses has been Gracie’s creative medium for the past decade, and now, she is working on exciting projects to bring her knowledge to her audience. As Grace Rose Farm continues to grow, Grace and Ryan are reminded every day of what they realized that first year: that growing beautiful roses creates connections and bring joy into the world.