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Victoria’s Flower Shack

HAT [530702]Hello I’m Victoria and I run Victoria’s Flower Shack at High Trees Garden Centre in Horsforth. I am a fully qualified florist with over 8 years experience in the industry.

Since I was a little girl I’ve had a real passion for flowers, learning their names and identifying the garden flowers and wild flowers that grew around my Grandparents home. I accompanied my grandmother to many flower shows and then recreated what I had seen when we got home. This normally involved cutting down half her flowering plants and arranging them in anything that would hold water on the kitchen table.

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Sometime later as an adult I was lucky enough to be able to turn this passion and talent into a career. I have worked in an award winning florist for the majority of it, gaining a distinction level diploma through evening classes. I recently took the plunge and branched out ,opening my own shop at a local garden centre. I sell fresh cut flowers by the stem as well as a variety of bouquets and arrangements. I collect vintage china ,vases and teapots , using them as receptacles for hand tied nosegays and arrangements. These create unique gifts that can’t be found anywhere else. Of course I also do the standard baskets and hand-tied bouquets that can be found in any florist shop but I like to wrap them in patterned paper with pretty ribbons rather than the run of the mill cellophane and plastic bows you find else where.shopstand101 [530709]

I have gained lots of experience producing wedding flowers and have worked under the Vera Wang label creating designer brides bouquets and centre pieces.

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With my knowledge I can guide you and help you choose the right flowers for your big day whilst taking into account your theme and budget. I can provide a whole range of floral funeral tributes including the large bespoke designs. I’ve worked on some really interesting pieces in the past including a horse and gypsy caravan made entirely from flowers and a casket spray made entirely of vegetables. No idea is too weird and I think that the best funeral tributes are those that reflect the person they are for. The Shack also has a jewellery stand where I display my handmade and up cycled jewellery. As with the floral gifts a lot of these pieces can be made to order in colours of your choice. My best sellers are the silver plated wire rings which I can’t keep up to at the moment.

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Although I enjoy creating pretty jewellery the main focus of the shack is the flowers and I hope you can pop in some time to say hi and have a look round. Please also take a look at my website or like my Facebook page!

See you soon

Victoria. xx

 

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