I’m a florist who has recently gone back to her roots. From running a busy Florists business in Brighton and London, I’ve turned my back on city life and relocated to the rural Durham countryside to live life at a slower pace and start a flower farm.

I’m hoping to continue floristry by using traditional and seasonal practices. No single use plastics or floral foam. I’ll be providing Wedding flowers and Farewell flowers as well as lots of workshops and short courses.

Connecting to the countryside also means growing my own flowers and importing less from Holland and Ecuador where the majority of the UK’s flowers are grown.

Until the 1970’s we grew our own flowers in the UK now we fly them in. Crazy isn’t it? Buying local flowers means less air miles and because they are not refrigerated the smell like flowers!

Deborah Simpson Boston
July 2023