A Little About Us

We are an independent florist in the Georgian town of Blandford Forum, in the heart of Dorset.  We provide bespoke floral design, specialising in beautiful bouquets, weddings, events and sympathy.

The shop is always stocked with fresh seasonal blooms and gorgeous gifts, with a selection of handmade lifestyle products from Nkuku.

Laura

Sweetpea Florist Blandford Dorset

I feel very privileged that I get to work with some of nature’s beautiful creations every day.

My passion for flowers and beautiful blooms began when I started work as a 15 year old Saturday girl in a local florist shop.  At the beginning my main jobs were sweeping the leaves, tidying the shop and serving customers, but I was soon allowed to get my hands on the flowers and took every opportunity I could learn and develop my floristry skills.  Before I knew it I was designing and creating stunning handtied bouquets and wedding flowers.

At 21 I put floristry on-hold and became a qualified Midwife in Brighton.  Midwifery is an equally rewarding profession, however I never put my floristry scissors away and always dreamt of owning my own floristry business.  Having built up Sweetpea Florist over many years, in 2016 I decided to take the plunge and swap delivering babies for delivering flowers full time (although of course I can still do both if required!)

I am amazed every day by the beauty and charm of flowers, hence my home is always filled with them…….even my young sons can tell you the names of many flowers, I’m training them early!

 

Family

Sweetpea Team

Sweetpea is a true family business and everyone helps in different ways.  The smaller members ‘help’ with sweeping and the bigger ones help with deliveries, construction/maintenance in the shop and updating the website!

 

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I was lucky to be part of Laura's first Flower crown workshop....what a fabulous way to spend time with good friends in the sun! Laura seamlessly guided us from start to finish to help us create some absolutely beautiful flower crowns... Thankyou

Victoria Excell

Just back from my Hen Weekend and an amazing Flower Crown Workshop by Sweetpea. Was so so much fun and everyone just loved it. And we had amazing headbands for the rest of the day. Highly recommend this activity to anyone organising a Hen Do. Thank you so much x

Carly Hodkinson

Laura's flower crown workshop at my friend's hen do was brilliant - fun, beautiful flowers and great instructor. Would thoroughly recommend!

Jo Le Neve Foster