TERESA Fowler of House of Flowers has rediscovered her passion for artisan floristry during lockdown.
With many weddings and events put on hold this year, the experienced florist has had more time to focus on her creative talents, news ideas and designs, and has now found a whole new way of working from her self-serve flower shed in Woodmead Road.
Teresa commented: “I maintain my mission to become as environmentally friendly as possible and this additional time from the lockdown allowed me to explore more sustainable wholesalers.
“I can proudly say I support local growers and the majority of my beautiful flowers are Dorset-grown with the only outsourcing when local is not possible.
“In order to eliminate cellophane and single-use plastics, I now offer UK manufactured recycled vases as standard with no additional costs.
“I came up with my idea of ‘Bunches of Cheer’ at the height of lockdown when there was no socialising as a way for friends and family to send happiness and cheer, whether for an occasion that was unable to be celebrated together or simply to create a smile.
“After such positive feedback the ‘Bunches of Cheer’ will remain and can be purchased for £10, delivered as a one-off or subscribed to on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis, either for yourself or for loved one.
“I also trialled the idea of letterbox flowers to send this cheer to those further away and these were so successful I have also decided to continue to offer this service.
“My style can be described as rustic and vintage, showing off my love for wildflowers. However, I am highly adaptable and I am proficient in all styles, including bespoke designs and ideas. Along with bridal flowers, I offer arches, centerpieces, pedestals and feature displays all of which can be hired in order to ensure you receive a worry-free and personalised floristry package.
“As well as weddings, I still offer the full flower trade including events, funerals, occasions and daily deliveries. I continue to accept orders by phone and online (with the website updated weekly) and to deliver to Lyme Regis and surrounding areas free of charge.
“In place of a shop in town, I am supplying Ammonite Fine Foods with a selection of plants and flowers, alongside opening a new self-serve flower shed at 18 Woodmead Road.
“The rustic shed is open seven days a week and boasts a full selection of readymade bouquets, arrangements, plants and gifts. There really is something for everyone, so do pull up and take a look for yourself! And, if you can’t find what you’re looking for give me a call because I’d love to help.”
You can call Teresa on 01297 444743 or find the self-serve flower shed at 18 Woodmead Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3AD.