I didn’t start life as a florist but when my  mum passed away her love of all things botanical passed to me. In an attempt to hold her close I took up one of her hobbies…flower arranging.

It was a lightning bolt moment…within 3 weeks I was obsessed.

I took courses, I pulled in favours to meet people in the industry, I visited the flower market, I found work experience, I devoured books and took a career course at McQueens. That led to work experience in their busy flagship store in Bethnal Green, iconic hotel Claridges and a wealth of experience.

I now run Garland, a studio florist based in North London. My obsession continues unabated…and I am lucky enough to have found a career that I love. My passion shines through in my designs and in your customer experience. My philosophy is to provide you with the most beautiful flowers and an attentive personal service.

Louise Davies, owner of Garland a north London based florist