Floristry business blossoms in Wanborough

By Ben Carey on 5 October, 2020

A new floristry business which started during lockdown has opened its first shop in Wanborough near Swindon.

Having clocked up over 17 years’ experience in the trade, Charlotte Phipps has opened Charlotte Phipps Florist at Marsh Farm.

Charlotte had a difficult start to her floristry career but has turned the negatives into a positive with the launch of her new business.

She explained, “I started working in a flower shop as a Saturday girl and then became an apprentice. I loved the creativity of working with flowers and plants, they do speak a thousand words. 

“However, during my apprenticeship, I made a mistake and was sacked on the spot. I was told that I’d never make it in floristry.”

Undeterred, Charlotte went on to gain her qualifications, continuing her career as a florist in several shops in Wiltshire before setting up her own business from home.

The business quickly expanded, prompting the move to a converted barn at Marsh Farm. Charlotte Phipps Florist is now open six days a week and delivers within a ten-mile radius of Swindon.

Charlotte added, “Flowers are the tools to create art, they speak to emotion and memory. They tell a bride she is truly special on her special day, they tell a grieving family that their loved one was important and will always matter. They brighten anyone’s day and they light up a room.” 

For more information visit the website or call 07340 543341.