Bottom Of The Garden Flowers 

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This blog is full of helpful tips and links for those of you planning your special day, a funeral or event. Up to date information on what we are up to, what events we are attending and our current offers. A weekly blog of what we have been up to, giving you an insight into our flower filled world.
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Welcoming in 2019

Posted on 7 January, 2019 at 8:40 Comments comments (1)
So with Christmas behind us and the new year too, it's time for us to look forwards to the season changes and exciting times ahead. The next big event we have is Valentines day. So this year we have introduced new bouquets and gifts for the loved one in your life. We are also offering specialty proposal bouquets these include a ring box or teddy for that all important ring to be attached too. And our final added extra this year is proposal setting, venue dressing or romantic scene setting. We have limited availability for these, but each one includes our one to one attention. So for proposal setting we can dress the room or space with fresh flowers, candles and balloons. All set for that special moment! For the venue dressing this can be whatever you are dreaming of, from rose petals on the bed or in the bath, lots of candles and or balloons. Show us the space you want to transform and let us work our magic. The romantic scene setting includes all of the above and the only limitations are your imagination (well and maybe your budget!) So get those romantic vibes flowing and show that special person in your life how much you care! Claire x

A week at the beach, well and the woods!

Posted on 7 October, 2018 at 18:15 Comments comments (0)
So this week has taken me to the beautiful Sandbanks. It was a sunny day and the beach was quiet, what a lovely day to sit and plan a very special event. ( can't say what or for who, all very hush hush!!) Sitting drinking coffee in the bright warm sunshine it didn't feel like October. Then in total contrast it was off to the stunning Burley Manor for a site visit. People often ask why we do site visits if it is a site we have been to before. Well the answer is easy our visits can be days, weeks, months or sometimes years apart. The teams at some of the venues change, as can access arrangements or perhaps as in this case they decide to add a whole additional building! Yes you heard me right, they have extended the beautiful barn and now it has two rooms! All the more space to have lots of floral fun! The new area is just as breath taking as the first with vaulted ceilings and beautiful views. So after a good nosey around and upsetting a few workmen finishing off. I had all the information I needed so it was back to the grindstone and sitting planning the logistics of the wedding and installation. A lot of my time is made up of boring old paperwork working out quantities of flowers, sundries and how to make something work and transport it to the venues. So getting out of the office on site visits is always a bit of a treat. The rest of this week was made up of delivering birthday bouquets, strange the way it goes sometimes. This weekend I have been making the most of some down time with the family. Walking my now wet sandy dogs down to the beach and collecting shells with my youngest daughter. Next week is all about wedding prep, a funeral we have booked in and thinking about the most wonderful time of the year! YES CHRISTMAS!!!!!! It is the most favourite time of the year in our house and I am now in the process of planning our Christmas lines EEKKK! Hope you all have a fab week Claire x

Back with a bang

Posted on 7 October, 2018 at 11:10 Comments comments (0)
Hi guys, So I have been back now for just under a month. Wow it's good to be back! For those of you that don't know I have been off for the past year following repeated surgeries for my Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have finally realised I wasn't taking enough care of myself and took an entire year off. It was a massively scary decision but I feel so much better for it. I am now back and raring to go again, lots of things in the planning stages for further down the line. But for now I am back to doing what I love!!!! Claire xx

Christmas Competition

Posted on 6 November, 2017 at 11:55 Comments comments (0)

It's that time of year!!!!! So to launch our christmas 2017 range we have made our competition bigger and better this year!


Up for grabs


A fresh christmas wreath of your choice ( from our range)
A fresh stair or Fireplace garland
Table center of your choice (from our range)
A beautiful gift basket for the whole family....

To enter like our page, then like and comment on this post with your favorite family tradition....And share this post.....

Competition entries close 28th November at 8pm

Winner will be drawn 29th November at 8pm

Good luck to you all and merry christmas.........
#christmascompetition #christmasflorist

A letter of love

Posted on 7 June, 2017 at 6:40 Comments comments (1)

Thank you for all your kind words and well wishes.

This was not the way I wanted people to find out!

As I know for those with upcoming weddings it has caused you panic.

I was diagnosed with rhumertoid arthritis 5 years ago and told I would likely be in a wheelchair within 4 yrs as it was so severe. Thanks to amazing drugs and a group of family and friends who's support is boundless I am still going. I am quite a private person so never told many people what was going on.

Over the last year my condition has worsened and things have become harder. I have had one surgery this year and several more coming up. So I have decided to take some time and try and get my body to behave again. Thank you for all your support and allowing me to be part of your special days, it was a privilege. To those still with weddings coming up I will be in touch with you all soon. But don't panic your wedding will still be all we discussed and all you dreamed x big love to you all x
Claire xx

May is here already

Posted on 3 May, 2017 at 6:00 Comments comments (0)

Ok so it's May already, we still have lots of things in the pipeline. Today we are lauching our bouquet of the month. This bouquet will be available at a reduced rate throughout the whole month of May. So grab yourself or a loved one a stuning bouquet and spread a little flowery love!

This month's bouquet is a hand tied sheaf in soft pinks containing lilys, roses, gypsohillia, gerbra, carnations and greenery.

Happy Easter Everyone

Posted on 16 April, 2017 at 15:35 Comments comments (0)

Wow so busy latley as always, my poor blog has been very neglected.

But now valentines and mothers day are behind us and wedding season is just getting into full swing I have a little more time on my hands.  As some of you know I was out of action for quite a while from Dec till pretty much the last few weeks following back surgery. But I am back on my feet and feeling much better.

So we have lots of exciting things planned over the coming weeks and months ( all that time off my feet gave me time to plan, always dangerous!)

A with most floristy types this is the begining of my favorite time of the year, the weather is starting to warm up and I can finally get out into our cutting garden and do some work ( yes we do grow some of the flowers and foliage we use) The projects from last year are begining to come along nicely, the wisteria arch is looking fab and should be ready for next summer. As for the honeysuckle arch that is looking amazing and should be ready for this summer.  We have lots of new projects on the go for next year including a cherry tree which will be available for hire as decoration or as a wishing tree.

So enough flowery ramblings from me, what everyone really wants to know is what is in season now. There are so many varieties available straight from the UK now such as, Hyacinth, bluebells, daisies, alestromeia to name but a few. But with flowers from anywhere around the world being available within 24 hours. There are no limits, almost every flower is availale year round.

Anyway thats enough from me today, can't wait to share lots of exciting news with you all over the coming weeks.


What do I need to know when booking my florist?

Posted on 12 April, 2017 at 9:50 Comments comments (0)

Well there are lots of things we as florists will ask you. I promise it's not an interigation.

We will work with you from the start to put together a personalised quote for you, so we would need to know what colour or theme you are trying to achieve.

We also need to know the colour and style of your dress, the bridesmaids dresses. We do ask a few awkward questions such as heights, hair colours and dress sizes. This is so we can get a good overall idea of the wedding party. This means we can get the bouquet sizes right as a smaller lady are larger lady need slightly different sized bouquets to help make your photos even. Dress shape dictates the styles of bouquet we would recommend both for you and your bridesmaids.

There is an awful lot of twoing and froing at this point, meetings, emails and calls. This is all part of the process to ensure we get it right.

But any florist will take the time to run through things with you until it's right. 

Budget plays a part for every couple be it large or small, so never be afraid to tell your florist you can't afford something. But do be aware of Pintrest, it is fantastic for ideas for colour themes and styles but can give people very unrealistic ideals when it comes down to cost. There are always ways to cut costs from the beautiful arrangements you may have seen, maybe less flowers or substituting for different types.

But the most important thing is to make sure you find a florist you trust, after all it's the most important day of your life. Make sure it's the right fit for you as a person and the style of work  to fit your dream day.

We are here to help with advice, recommendations on other suppliers but above all support to help ensure your day is all you wish it to be!

When do I book a florist?

Posted on 12 April, 2017 at 9:40 Comments comments (0)

When do I book a florist?

So we get lots of enquiries for couples, sometimes months or years in advance of thier wedding date.

There are certain things you need to book before getting to a florist.  So start out with your venue, most importantly after that would be your photographer, as they get booked up a very long way in advance. Once you have these things in place then its time to start thinking about a florist, we also get bookings along way in advance.

Although it may seem early and you may not have finalised things like your dress it gives you plenty of time to visit different florists and find someone with a style you like.

What Is A Year of love?

Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 23:40 Comments comments (0)

So what is a year of love?

This is a new service we are offering to bring joy to your loved ones for an entire year.

How does it work?

You get to choose how your 12 gifts are spread out throughout the year. So you could choose to  have a bouquet for valentines, mothers day and a birthday. Then spread the rest throught the year.

What choices do I get?

For each occasion you choose you will be given the option to choose between two bouquets, or plant gifts. At christmas you would be given the option to choose between a bouquet, a door wreath or table center for the christmas dinner table.

How much does this cost?

All this for a set price of £250. This could save you a whopping £70 over the course of a year and think of the joy you can bring to that special someone.

How much notice do you require to order?

All we ask is a minimum of 48hours notice to arrange your delivery.

Do they have to be to the same address or recipient?

The short answer is no, so long as the recipent is with 40 miles of Christchurch, Dorset, you can send these bouquets and gifts to whom ever your heart desires. But just remember you only get 12!!!

How do I pay?

So you can pay in one lump sum or spread the cost either 6 monthly or quarterly.