Spring Update

I am sure that the current warmer spell has given us all hope that Spring is just around the corner and we can all look forward to longer days with hopefully plenty of sunshine.

We were delighted to supply the flowers for another Ship’s homecoming in February. This time it was HMS Richmond who was returning home to Portsmouth from a 7 month deployment.  Sally and Clare are now getting used to early morning trips to the dockyard to meet the launch boat transferring the 60 bouquets and 20 single presentation roses which had been pre-ordered by members of the Ship’s Company to give to their loved ones on disembarkation.

The pictures below show the boxes of flowers waiting to be loaded onto the launch at 6.30 in the morning and the bouquets and roses with their appreciative presenters and recipients.

Our wedding section, Bridal Flowers Direct, sponsored the flowers for a Bridal Afternoon Tea held at Langrish House Hotel, near Petersfield in conjunction with Twirl Bridal Boutique, Petersfield

The Fifties inspired event saw Brides and accompanying family and friends being entertained to a ‘fashion show’ of wedding dresses whilst they enjoyed a champagne afternoon tea. Unlike traditional cat walk fashion shows, the models walked between the tables so that Brides could see the dresses and accessories close up. It was great fun to be involved in such an innovative event with such positive feedback from all those who attended.

A couple of weeks ago we held our first ‘tailor made’ workshop. Two of our customers had requested a workshop in which they would learn how to make bridal arrangements. Lead by our in house florist Rebecca Warwick the ladies made bouquets, buttonholes and corsages and as you can see from the photographs were pretty pleased with their achievements. If you would like a workshop designed to your own specifications do let us know.

Looking forward to the coming weeks we are to, once again, supply plant material for the annual Florimania event at Hampton Court Palace over Mothering Sunday weekend,  we are hosting another of our highly popular Bridal Flower Open Days on 5th April followed by a demonstration on Saturday 12th April entitled ‘Listening in Colour’ by NAFAS Area Demonstrator Gill Smaggasgale. Please visit our Events page or click on the following links to see full details of these events.

2014 Bridal Flower Open Days Flyer

Spring Events at Nursery Fresh

From Weddings to Type 45 Destroyers – Nursery Fresh’s flowers continue to delight

Apologies for the lack of posts in recent weeks but our feet have hardly touched the ground during the Summer.

We have supplied flowers to a record number of Brides and Flower Arrangers this year both locally and nationally via our overnight courier service and are already taking bookings for 2014 and 2015. Judging by the Testimonials we have received, similar to this one, we certainly seem to be ‘getting it right’

 Hi Sally

Flowers arrived before 9am this morning – the hydrangeas in particular are stunning – so pleased!
Thank you! Carol

Yesterday we were delighted to supply the flowers for the commissioning ceremony in Portsmouth Dockyard of the Royal Navy’s newest destroyer HMS Duncan. Having previously supplied presentation bouquets for the homecomings of her sister ships HMS Dauntless & HMS Diamond it was a privilege to be involved in this special event.

We are currently in the process of finalising our Christmas Programme of events and will post the details on the website in the coming days but can already announce we are to hold another of our popular Bridal Flower Open Days on Saturday 23rd November (see Events page for full details or visit our dedicated Bridal Flower site www.bridalflowersdirect.com) for full details. If you know anyone who is planning a wedding in the coming months do please let them know.

Bridal Flower Open Day – Saturday 6th April 2013

Our Bridal Flower Open Day is a unique opportunity to view an extensive
range of Bridal Flowers and Wedding Floral Displays to suit all colour
schemes and themes.

Our experienced team will be available all day to discuss your specific
requirements and show you examples of our work.

Bridal Open Day Flyer April 2013

 

HMS Diamond returns to Portsmouth

Once again Nursery Fresh were thrilled to be asked to supply the homecoming bouquets for one of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyers, HMS Diamond, which returns to Portsmouth today.The bouquets were taken to meet a Royal Navy  motor launch, in the early hours of this morning, which took them out to meet the ship ready for its return.

This is the third time that Nursery Fresh Ltd have been asked to provide the flowers for a ship returning home, the last one being HMS Dauntless in November, sister ship of HMS Diamond.

Nursery Fresh have very close connections with the Royal Navy, providing flowers to several Mess balls and wedding flowers to many serving personnel this year.

The team

Christmas Workshop at Nursery Fresh

Nursery Fresh hosted the third of it’s flower workshops today.

Ten ladies were treated to a demonstration by Nursery Fresh designer Rebecca Warwick, before creating their own  fantastic Christmas table decorations to take home.

Nursery Fresh plans to host several of these intimate workshops throughout next year, with varying themes.

With a maximum of only 10 participants, a relaxed and enjoyable time is guaranteed  .

If you are interested in participating in a workshop, or can get together 8-10 friends for your own private class, then call Sally Waddington on 023 9259 1422 for details.