Great British Florist is Blooming!
12th May 2015
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Tell us what makes the Great British florist different?

As a farmer's daughter I love the 'Grown not Flown' philosophy that The Great British Florist is all about, using only British flowers.

Having the new shop enables our customers to pick and choose specific stems or colours for their arrangements, making it a really bespoke service.

Tell us about yourself and what you do for GBF 

I have a creative background and studied Fine Art at University and it is great to be able to be creative in my work.

Another aspect of my work is showcasing our shop on social media such as Instagram and I like to photograph the floral creations or what's in store in a fun and decorative way, it's a great way to interact with our customers and hear their feedback.

What do you love most about your job?

 I love walking in to be hit by the amazing scent of all our new flowers in store.. The great thing about flowers is that they never fail to make someone smile and can help to cheer someone up who is unwell or congratulating someone on their new baby and I love being part of such an uplifting service.

I am really enjoying learning from the team in the floristry, from learning about how to condition flowers to how to wrap bouquets beautifully.

I love getting to know all our customers and creating bouquets that they love and are excited to share.

What's in store for the future for GBF?

Wedding season is in full swing so it's very busy in the floristry, I really enjoy chatting to newly weds-to-be about their ideas and themes for their wedding.
As the seasons change, new flowers are becoming available and it's always exciting to see new varieties and incorporate them into posies and bouquets.

I'm looking forward to learning new skills and can't wait to make some floral head crowns, so you'll probably see me in one in store very soon!

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Cathryn Basden

Member since: 11th February 2015

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