My name is Sarah Phillips and I’m wild about flowers…
I live and breathe them. When I go to bed at night and shut my eyes, little pops of colour and petals float about in my head…
It’s no joke: when it comes to flowers I can’t switch off. When I’m not being a florist you’ll find me pottering in my garden, or nosying around other people’s gardens for inspiration (my favourite is Harlow Carr).
I think my love of flowers ‘stems’ from a childhood spent sat in a pram in a field, while my Mum, a farmer’s wife and wedding florist, picked daffodils. As I grew older I helped her by filling buckets and sweeping up foliage as she decorated our local church.
I live in Saltaire with my husband Tim and two kids, George and Violet. I’m always full of energy, I love rollerskating and I hate bad design!
I ♥ LOCAL
I often use my own home-grown flowers and local foliage within my work. Of course, it’s not always possible to buy British, but it’s important to me that I promote local growers wherever possible. For more information on using British Flowers check out the website britishflowersweek.com.