As far back as i can remember I’ve adored flowers and gardening. I grew up in Kidlington, just north of Oxford – I had a small plot of land at the Old Rectory in Kidlington to grow vegetables and flowers and was amazed by what you could do with some water, some sunlight and some soil!
After studying for my A-Levels at school, I studied Product Design at Banbury college and graduated in 2000 with a degree in Interior Design from UCA in Farnham. I still love design and continue to offer my advice. My heart belongs to horticulture though. I love studying plants and flowers and the rules (and breaking them) of gardening and floristry.
I’ve been working in floristry for over ten years now. I’ve learnt and developed – working with some amazing people who inspire, teach and advise. Over the years, to develop my skills, I’ve worked for a few different florist shops – each one giving me new ideas, new inspiration and planning my future for how I wanted to do floristry.
My style has always been to replicate nature to be more natural, a bit more loose and unruly. It’s where I am happiest, letting nature be itself and show just how wonderful it can be. If I can forage for it then it’s a result! I love producing wedding & funeral work! I know what a difference it can make to someone’s day, seeing their ideas come to fruition with my help.
My website is relatively new and came together through studying Web Design and working in floristry. As I progress, my website will too, so please bear with me for it will be changing constantly. In the mean-time I hope you enjoy it.
The Bearded Florist©