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Indie florists in Dorset

Bag a bunch of beautiful blooms from one of these indie florists that specialise in locally grown and seasonal flowers for all manner of occasions
Dorset Flower Co, indie florists in Dorset

Bag a bunch of beautiful blooms from one of these indie florists in Dorset that specialise in locally grown and seasonal flowers for all manner of occasions

Dorset Flower Co, Dorchester

For nearly a decade, Dorset Flower Co founder Katie Priestley has been growing flowers from her family farm in the rolling hills of Dorchester, snipping stems and curating naturally wild displays for weddings and events across the county.

From armfuls of sweetpeas and buckets of dahlias to sweet-scented garden roses and peonies, Katie nurtures approximately 200 varieties of flowers on the farm, resulting in an abundance of colours, textures and scents in her eye-catching displays. Unlike many imported cut-flowers, Katie takes an environmentally sound and sustainable approach to cultivating, avoiding the use of chemicals, nurturing soil health and forgoing plastic floral foam in her arrangements.

Want to have a go at cutting flowers and curating your own arrangements? Check out the year-round farm workshops, under Katie’s tuition and guidance, which include the likes of dried flower and cutting garden workshops, DIY wedding arrangements and Christmas wreaths. The occasions are a great way of meeting like-minded individuals and learning new skills. For a more informal experience, stop by a seasonal open day, tour the cutting beds and treat yourself to a potted plant or vibrant bouquet to display at home.

Visit Dorset Flower Co’s website.

Pamplemousse, indie florist in Dorset

Pamplemousse, Shaftesbury

Hannah and Mollie’s dream to open their own flower shop was realised in early 2020 after they launched dynamic space Pamplemousse on Shaftesbury high street.

With floristry courses and an abundance of experience working in flower shops and at weddings and events under their toolbelts, it was a natural step for the pair to combine forces and establish a base from which to create luxury seasonal arrangements for instore selling and nationwide shipping. Pamplemousse also acts as a studio space for the pair to plan and arrange unique displays for weddings, funerals and other events.

Flowers may be the star attraction at Pamplemousse but visitors stick around longer than anticipated to sip speciality coffee, nibble artisan bakes and browse the careful curation of gifts and homewares.

Visit Pamplemousse’s website.

Flower Coast, indie florist in Dorset

Flower Coast, Bridport

Bespoke bouquets are guaranteed from Flower Coast in Bridport. From her one-acre garden located within shouting distance of the sea, Michelle Owen grows a unique variety of flowers and foliage, often nurturing varieties that can be difficult to find elsewhere.

Thanks to her slow and sustainable approach to cultivating flowers, which avoids the use of harmful chemicals, nature and wildlife thrives in Michelle’s garden and future-proofs the growth of more wonderful flora and greenery.

As well as freshly cut flowers, Flower Coast produces individually designed dried-flower wreaths – each intricate halo made to order using flowers which have dried during the winter. They make a long-lasting gift as dried flowers retain their bright colours and shapes for months or, if you’re lucky, years to come.

Visit Flower Coast’s website.

Brothers Farm Flowers, Wimborne

This floristry arm of the Brothers Farm business was launched by brothers Josh and Dan in East Dorset in spring 2019 and its Flower Barn Cafe is a flourishing find for locals and passersby to pick up a bunch of just-snipped stems and a tub of fresh blueberries (from sister farm Trehane Blueberry).

Open from May until the end of August, the barn is an idyllic place to sink a top-notch cup of coffee, tour the surrounding fields in which the flowers are grown, and relax on a picnic bench in the sunny courtyard. If you spy people practising their sun salutations out in the fields, don’t be alarmed; yoga sessions are occasionally held amongst the petals and perennials. Green-fingered visitors will also be happy to know there are regular floristry workshops held in the barn to glean expert tips and fresh inspiration for home gardening.

Don’t leave without a hand-tied and prettily wrapped bouquet of flowers to take home or, alternatively, a selection of loose stems to DIY at home.

Visit Brothers Farm Flowers’ website.

Rambling Rose, indie florist in Dorset

Rambling Rose, Beaminster

Picture the kind of foliage and flora you might find in a verdant garden in the English countryside and see your vision come to life when you step through the door of Rambling Rose’s flower shop in Beaminster.

A daily delivery of natural and locally grown flowers, sourced from nearby flower farmers, ensures every inch of the shop brims with eye-catching blooms. Whether you want to buy by the stem, handful or bunch, there is a vast array to pick from – including a small selection of homegrown tulips, sweet peas and dahlias depending on the season in which you visit.

Visit Rambling Rose’s website.

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