How did you first get into floristry?
It all started in London when I was helping a friend with events and charity work in large venues.
What made you fall in love with it as a career?
I just love flowers - pretty simple really. For me, they are the perfect medium to express my creativity and so it never really feels like work.
How would you describe your floristry style?
Naturalistic, undone with style.
What inspires your arrangements?
My environment and surroundings (so mainly Dartmoor) and my garden of course where I grow many of my own flowers, but wherever I find myself really. Colour also plays a crucial role…
Who’s been the biggest influence on your work?
I really can’t name just one so here are a few that have inspired or influenced me in one way or another…
Dan Pearson, landscape and garden designer - for the way he uses his surrounds to inform his incredible designs
Ngoc Minh Ngo, photographer - flowers and gardens captured in an emotive way. See for yourself here.
Sarah Ryhanen, writer, floral artist and farmer - the owner of SAIPUA, outside New York, Sarah’s main work is focused around a floral style that embraces nature but is unconventional.
Amy Merrick, writer and florist - a colourful floristry career that’s taken her around the world - her arrangements are so gorgeous.
Rachel Siegfried - designing and creating beautiful bouquets from her own cultivated flowers in the Cotswolds.
Brigitte Girling, gardener, teacher, florist - owner of Moss and Stone that create seasonally inspired bouquets.