I've been in the florist industry for 20 years. I went to a florist for work experience when I was 16 and never looked back! After a year of experience, I left school at 17 to work full-time there. After 7 years of experience and a bit of moving around, I ended up here at The Greenhouse. 2 years ago I took over ownership! As of now, I've been here for 9 years. It's been quite a journey and has been fantastic to work with different florists and learning new styles. I just love it, I love my job and I couldn't imagine doing anything else! I loved art at high school so I think the creative side of floristry just came naturally to me.
I have owned The Greenhouse coming up to 3 years now. It's the best decision I've ever made. Having worked for the previous owner of The Greenhouse for nearly 10 years, it just made sense to take over ownership. I was at the right stage in my life, my children were at a good age and I had the support of my parents, my partner, and my in-laws. It really was the best decision for me.
I turned the shop into how I imagined it could look, putting my own spin on it. It's also been great to have my co-worker Ella by my side. She's my ride or die, I couldn't run it without her. We're the best of friends so it's just so much fun!
Interflora is pretty cool to be a part of and of course it's good to get more orders in on top of our own, so that's a bonus! Everyone is so nice, after meeting the team it changed our perspective on what we thought Interflora was. I'm really chuffed to be a member.
I think my favourite bouquet to create is the Mauve Bouquet.
My fave seasons would have to be spring, just can't get enough of the spring blooms! But I do love Summer too with the peony's and Christmas lilies, I don't know I love them all!