Holly Heider Chapple is the creative director behind Holly Heider Chapple Flowers, a luxury wedding flowers brand and owner of Hope Flower Farm and Winery based here in Waterford. Holly is the mother of seven children and contributes much of her success to her late husband Evan Chapple’s contributions to their business and family.
After traveling the world to teach her design aesthetic, she and her husband Evan set their sights on a twenty-five-acre farm just outside the village of Waterford. Here they grew flowers and provided educational workshops. The farm boasts beautiful flower fields and prop closets full of inspiration for editorial spreads. In 2020 with travel and weddings shut down, they opened their beloved Hope Flower Farm to the public and began the next phase of their career by sharing their love of flowers with their community.
Visitors to Hope Flower Farm enjoy the vision and dream born from Holly and Evan’s love of flowers. The farm not only offers educational workshops, cut your own experiences but also has a fantastic gift shop and is now a farm winery for tasting and experiencing all the farm has to offer.
Holly Chapple Floral Design Challenge*
Join us Friday, October 6th at 9:15 am as international floral artist and Waterford resident Holly Heider Chapple returns to her roots, just as she did when she was starting her floral career, using items foraged and harvested from her garden to make beautiful arrangements. Holly will walk the three Second Street gardens, harvesting flowers & greens as she goes, and then return to the Ephraim Schooley House garden to complete her arrangement, talking us through her process.
Gardens include the Charles Merchant House, the Ephraim Schooley House and Mahlon Schooley House. History docents and master gardeners will also be available to discuss these historic gardens.
*Early Bird Ticket required. Hope Farm is offering a 15% off wine, gifts, and flowers for all Waterford Fair guests that show their lanyard ticket upon arrival to the farm on Fair weekend, Oct. 6-8, 2023.