Virginia – Flower Gallery Owner and Floral Stylist
I have always had a passion for floristry, maybe it’s because my grandmother sold posies of flowers like violets and daffodils from her gate 60 years ago. My family is very creative with my mother being a water colour artist and everyone in our family has some form of creativity in their own right, and mine is with flowers.
Soon after training as a florist full time and working for many florists in Auckland, I moved with my husband to build our home and live permanently on Waiheke Island. But I found that I missed floristry, so decided to specialise in wedding flowers on Waiheke Island from my home studio for 9 years.
After outgrowing my home studio, I decided to move into my own retail shop and cater for everything floral. I’ve always had more ideas than I have time for and I truly believe that anything is possible in this industry, as long as you work hard and really have a passion. I have a wonderful team of girls that are experienced in all aspects of floral design and after a busy week you will find us sipping on a glass of wine.