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8 Black-Owned Florists In The UK To Support During COVID-19



As COVID-19 has meant that so many much-awaited events have been cancelled, industries like florists have been hit hard. Even if it’s just sending a bouquet of roses (or planning your wedding for 2025), let’s do what we can to give our custom to some of the best black-owned florists in the UK.

Blooming Desires – Station Road, South Norwood, London SE25 5AH

A stall and online flower shop for one-off gifts, flower subscriptions, and special occasions. You can also pick up loyalty stamps whenever you pass by the stall to claim a free gift.


Paradise Blooms – 608 Kingsbury Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire, B24 9PJ

Pastel bouquets and unique arrangements with a selection of wild, rustic and seasonal flowers. Founder Nicky is a floral designer who caters to a range of occasions.


Kate Wren Flowers – Knoll Gardens, Wixams, Bedford, MK42 6AR

Elegant and romantic wedding flower arrangements with a touch of timeless glamour. Based in Bedfordshire, they extend their services as far as London and Cambridgeshire, and source all of their flowers from local farms in summer to reduce their carbon footprint.



Florals By Funmi – Wickham Street, Welling DA16 3BS

A Kent-based floral designer who promises an attentive and personal service when listening to your flower arrangement needs. Her experience covers a variety of special occasions and corporate events.


Hazel Gardiner, Stoke Newington, London

Floral artistry that mixes form, colour and texture on canvases big and small. Hazel Gardiner’s experience in the creative industries lends itself well to envisioning how flower arrangements can induce immersive experiences.

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Hello to followers old and new! The last few weeks have brought about conversations and actions that I never thought possible. Some have been incredibly enlightening other have caused me confusion and anger, we still have a long way to go. As we head into British Flower Week, I am cogitating what it means to be a POC not only in this country but within my industry. Out of the sadness I have been introduced to many more POC who work in this botanical world. A selection are tagged here, all doing incredible work, all deserve to be seen, supported, and heard. I want to take this moment to thank all of YOU who have supported ME by a follow, message, or opportunity. I will answer each and everyone one of you. This is taking a little longer due to juggling current projects in tandem with taking a much-needed pause to process and reflect. Please do bear with me at this sometimes overwhelming time. Gardiner’s World IGTV series will continue as well as free resources. This week you can learn how to create a handtied bouquet. Join me live on @oliviarubin feed at 6pm BST this Thursday (18th). You can all learn how to create a bouquet for yourself or loved ones, the joy of receiving flowers is a powerful one. There are so many exciting things happening that I will be able to share over the following weeks and months. There is still so much learning, listening and action to be done by myself and others but I am positive momentum will continue, and change happen. 🌿🙏🌱✌🏽. Dress 👗 by @oliviarubin -Willow Mini Floral

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Floral Evolution – Catford, London

Captivating bouquets and revolutionary floral design services based in Catford, south east London. Founder Catherine is also eager to get people of colour into floristry and is currently running a mentorship programme.



Michelle Buabin – Austin Gardens, Dartford, DA1 5EX

Grand, luxury floral designs for all kinds of sophisticated events and parties. Based in Dartford, Kent, they also create arrangements to brighten up your office space.


PRICK – 492 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE

Not strictly a florist but a cacti and succulent boutique, PRICK is the first shop of its kind in London. Their plants come in all shapes and sizes, and founder Gynelle sees them as a great way to bring the best of nature into your home.

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WE ARE SELLING ONLINE FROM HOME 💻🌵 Our online shop has been restocked and I have really appreciated all of your online orders while the shop is closed; not only does it help keep the business alive but it’s been keeping me nice and busy spending time with the plants I love. I have also enjoyed all the beautiful love notes, birthday wishes and funny made up rhymes you have been including in gifts to loved ones who you are apart from. I’m so happy to be able to help make their day special with a new plant friend or plant book to read during this period of isolation. Please stay safe at home! 😷 And look forward to seeing you irl when lockdown is over – Gynelle 💕🌵• • • • • #prick #cactusshop #cactus #succulents #cacti #cactuslove #prickldn #houseplants #prickdalston #indoorplants #plantgang #houseplantsofinstagram #plant #prickshop #plantsmakepeoplehappy #indoorjungle #plants #plantportrait #plantaddict #plantsofinstagram #instaplant #cactusgram #plantgoals #plantstrong #cactusofinstagram

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