Bloom is now firmly established as one of the most creative and influential florists in South Dorset and works closely with some of the most beautiful venues in Purbeck and the surrounding area.
The heady mix of traditional and contemporary, coupled with the teams expressive style and creativity, the eclectic range of flowers and plants all combine to produce beautiful compositions for all occasions.
The shop was set up by Victoria, a fully qualified florist with a background in printed textile design, whose excellent eye for colour and composition, and passion for good design visibly influences her designs. As well as a passion for design Victoria also enjoys the benefits of living in the beautiful area of the Jurassic coast. ‘I love living next to the sea, if I’m not out playing on the water then I enjoy walking along the cliffs with willow taking in the great views which feed new ideas into my designs!’
Marian is an experienced florist with many years of working with flowers and then running a florist shop in near by Wareham. Marian is always coming up with new designs and ideas by constantly ‘experimenting’ with the fresh material, ‘I enjoy working in a modern shop with other enthusiastic members of staff as we all bounce ideas off each other. When I’m not working I relax by walking with my family and dog along the Purbeck hills.’
Lucy has worked as a florist since leaving school and has been with Bloom since the shop opened in 2008. Her passion and creativity is clearly evident when creating large floral displays and she particually enjoys producing funeral designs, ‘I love creating beautiful sympathy displays, they are such a personal tribute families can do for their loved ones.’
Hannah, the youngest member of the team, realised her passion for floristry after enrolling on an NCF course and carrying out her apprenticeship at Bloom. ‘Victoria taught me all I know!’ Now a fully qualified florist, Hannah has her finger on the pulse when it comes to new design and creative ideas and is always keen to learn new techniques. When she is not thinking about flowers Hannah loves nothing more than relaxing on the beach and catching some waves!
Willow, the cocker spaniel and most important member of the team! She can be seen most days relaxing in her basket or sat outside bathing in the sun. She loves nothing more than chasing a ball and when everything is getting a bit frantic in the shop she loves having a quick cuddle to calm everyone down.