Wednesday, 04 April, 2012 - Modified on Wednesday, 04 April, 2012 at 6:30 pm
An oasis of colour and aroma awaits customers of Village Flowers in Stafford Street. And, it’s no wonder! Owner, Chris Regan, has over 23 years experience in the Brewood florist out of a career spanning 40 years in the industry.
Chris first went to work in the Stafford Street shop in 1972 when it was owned by David Whitfield. David had opened the shop some three years previously in 1969. Chris, who bought the business in April 2001, still insists on visiting the wholesalers herself to ensure that she gets the very best products for the shop and keeps an eye out for the latest colours and scents as they come in. “The day I stop enjoying it, is the day I pack it in” she says.
Chris places great emphasis on employing traditional floristry methods, harking back to a time when quality took preference over quantity and every effort was made to ensure that displays would last, staying fresh and fragrant for as long as possible.
She explains, “For example when I make a freesia corsage every little head gets wired then put back together like a little bouquet, rather than the modern method of wiring a whole stem instead of the individual florets. The extra care and attention makes the difference for a lasting and more impressive display.”
Village Flowers offers customers a wide choice of flowers be it for weddings, funerals, display or just to brighten a room with colour and scent. There’s also a free delivery service available for local orders.
But there’s so much more to Village Flowers than floristry alone. The shop also stocks plants, compost, greetings cards (which Chris insists are the cheapest in the village!), gifts and when the village hardware shop closed down Chris started to provide items such as mops, buckets, brooms, batteries, screws and paint brushes and rollers.
There’s also a dry cleaning service available which offers a 24 hour turnaround on most items, excluding Wed and Sat due to opening hours, and a great offer of 4 general items cleaned for £14.
Why not take a look for yourself at what Village Flowers has to offer?
14, Stafford Street,
Opening hours –
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri – 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Wed and Sat – 9am to 1pm
Examples of what Village Flowers can create are pictured here, to view these and more in greater detail please visit our gallery - http://www.villagetimes.co.uk/1014/gallery.htm#pg