Founder and creative heart of Lily and Rose Flowers, I’m a hands in the dirt kind of girl. My love of flowers and gardening developed through growing up with a garden of flowers created by my mother, a keen gardener.
My dream of a slower pace in a house near the ocean has become reality and to my surprise, I’ve slipped easily into country life after being a city girl forever! I love the close connection to the land, the space to grow vegetables, the beach just down the road, and the kindness and generosity of neighbours.
When we moved to the 1.25 acre smallholding, my mission was to create a sanctuary for family and friends. This was my motivation to clear the weeds, nuture the fruit trees and regenerate the neglected garden. Then Covid arrived. Staying on the property became our new way of life. The empty paddock in front of the house beckoned, a desire to find a new purpose tugged, and. . . Lily and Rose Flowers came into being.
Learning to grow cut flowers was an easy transition for this lifelong learner and I’m proud to be an alumnus of Erin Benzakein’s Floret Flowers flower production workshop and Philippa Craddock’s Flower School where I found my passion to create beautiful floral designs and to share the beauty and joy of flowers.