After a very successful and enjoyable few months in The Independent Quarter in Hereford The Great British Florist was approached by The Robert Owen Academy to open a Flower School and Shop in it’s units facing onto Blackfriars Street (near to The Old Market). The idea is to build a great relationship with the school and students to offer vocational training in floristry for pupils and share real life experience of running a small enterprise. The Great British Florist Flower School will run a series of workshops and courses including “Make your Own Buttonholes and Corsages” “DIY Wedding Flowers” as well as “An Heurre de Fleur….” Good fun learning with our superstar team including Jan the Flower who has been known to put together flowers for Jerry Hall and The Duchess of Cornwall to name drop just a few! Customers can still pop in and pick up a posy or bouquet, as well as choose their own flowers to be arranged by hand before their eyes. The Great British Florist also offers a full nationwide flower delivery service on a next day service, as well as a fully bespoke service on wedding and sympathy flowers. Heather Gorringe, MD of The Great British Florist said, “Thanks to all our customers and neighbours who supported us so well while we were in East Street. We really appreciate it and know that it was this success that has given us the chance to open up something really different in Hereford going forward. We are really looking forward to working with the school and students as well as growing our British Flower Sales.” William Jackson Chairman of the Robert Owen Academy stake-holder Board commented; “The Robert Owen Academy is very excited to be working with Heather Gorringe and her award winning Great British Florist to create and new teaching facility within the academy. This will give the students the opportunity to work with The Great British Florist and give them a true insight into the creativity and enthusiasm that are integral parts of this expanding local business.”
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Find us at The Robert Owen Academy, Blackfriars Street, Hereford, HR4 9HS - Our shop is located less than a minute from The Old Market shopping precinct, simply walk through the car park up towards the Football Grounds, turn right on Blackfriars Street - you will see our shop last on the left under a sign for The Robert Owen Academy.