This morning we received this lovely ‘thank you’ email from the officer on board HMS Diamond with whom we had liaised regarding their homecoming flowers last week.
Such a pleasure to know that our flowers were so well received –
I just wanted to say how much I appreciated the flowers you provided for HMS Diamond’s homecoming: they were absolutely fabulous! I know everybody who bought bouquets and roses were amazed at how beautiful they looked, and they were certainly appreciated by those in receipt of them on the jetty.
Thank you once again: I wish you an enjoyable and successful summer.”
Friday morning was an early start for Sally and Clare who were in Portsmouth dockyard at 7 a.m. with bouquets ordered by the Ship’s company of HMS Diamond. The Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyer was returning home following a six month deployment and we had to meet the boat transfer which then took the bouquets out to the Ship ready for presentation to their loved ones on disembarkation later in the day. The picture below shows some of the bouquets ordered
Later in the day we were delighted to sponsor the flowers for a ‘1940’s Evening Tea’ held at Wymering Manor
Wymering Manor is a Grade II Listed Historic Building – it is one of the oldest Manor Estates in the country and is the oldest existing house in Portsmouth built in 1581.
In January 2013 Wymering Manor Trust was given responsibility of the Manor by way of asset transfer from Portsmouth City Council. The Trust’s vision is to restore Wymering Manor to its former glory and to give it a new sustainable and vibrant future as a central part of the local community.
The music room, in which the ‘Evening Tea’ was held, forms part of the newer area of the house dating back to the Victorian era and has recently been redecorated and restored by local Funeral Directors, Lee Fletcher (Cosham).
Trust Event Organiser Karen Fletcher had approached Nursery Fresh and asked if we were willing to supply arrangements for the entrance hall and tea cup arrangements for the tables in keeping with the 1940’s theme of the event.
As you will see from the photos below the rooms looked stunning and a great time was had by all with entertainment provided by local singer Amy Baker
The success of the event was testament to the hard work of Karen and her team of volunteers and shows just what can be achieved when a community pulls together.
Karen Fletcher with volunteers Lisa Gallagher & Brandee Bergeron
A lovely couple of testimonials we have received this week – always good to know how well received our flowers are
“Thank you so much for your help and reassurance. The flowers were received in excellent condition despite it being the hottest day of the year so far. I got so many plaudits from guests for the beauty of the arrangements but really all the praise was due to the quality, beauty and quantity of the blooms and very little to my artistic skill.
Thank you again. When I can find another occasion to do the flowers for I will certainly be back.”
“The flowers are here 🙂 thank you so much they look super quality.
It is with immense sadness that we have today learnt of the recent death of Anne Winkworth. A long standing customer and friend of Nursery Fresh, Anne will be dearly missed by us all. Over the years, Anne has inspired so many floral designers through her teaching and her enthusiasm and passion for floristry with her work being constantly admired by all within the industry.
Our thoughts are with Anne’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.
It has come to our attention that due to a major error on the part of British Telecom we can no longer be contacted on the telephone numbers we used at our previous location (023 9248 3991 / 023 9247 4567). When we moved to our current premises in Horndean, three years ago, we took on a new number 023 9259 1422 but continued to have calls to the old numbers transferred to keep the move as seamless as possible.
We would therefore be grateful if you could update the Nursery Fresh entry in your address book to the following number – 023 9259 1422 and use this for all future calls to us.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but rest assured we are still here and look forward to hearing from you in the coming months.