Ed and Justine

Hi there, I’m Karen. I run Blossom and Bee Floristry from my home in West Sussex, and I feel very privileged to do this as a job.

I have always adored flowers and have a vivid childhood memory of setting up a flower shop on my parents’ dining room table with bunches of flowers from the local country show. Perhaps the seed for Blossom and Bee was sown way back then?

 I create flowers for weddings, events and funerals and offer bespoke workshops. My style is natural, colourful, seasonal flowers and I love mixing textures, colours and fragrance to create abundant floral arrangements that bring people joy. I especially enjoy working with British-grown flowers using ever evolving sustainable floristry techniques, and I am very fortunate to have some amazing local flower farms on my doorstep, which I like to use as much as possible during the British growing season. 

As a former event manager, I love thinking about all the little details that make events memorable and unique. I remember at my own wedding how happy all the little touches made me, from having my Nanny’s golden locket attached to my bouquet, to sourcing cider from the Glastonbury Festival Cider Bus to serve to our loved ones. To me, it’s about all those little details, and I suspect it might be the same for you. 

I’m based in the village of Hurstpierpoint, but work throughout West Sussex and East Sussex and into Kent, Surrey, Hampshire and London. Since starting Blossom and Bee I have discovered so many incredible venues, often hidden away down narrow country lanes, and it’s always a joy to discover new places. 

When I’m not working I can usually be found under a pile of blankets reading a book, walking or running in the Sussex countryside, or rushing around after my twin boys. My specialist subject on Mastermind would be song intros from the 90s and noughties (feel free to test me), and I will never tire of listening to Fleetwood Mac. 

I would love to find out about you, so please get in touch

The following values are at the heart of what I do

I want all of my flowers to ignite that moment of pure joy at seeing something beautiful, created especially for you

I will only ever work with high quality materials to produce high quality work. I’m a natural perfectionist!

I will endeavour to always use and learn about the most environmentally friendly materials and floristry techniques

I will be available to answer any questions that you have to make your floral dreams become a reality, and will always respond in a helpful and timely manner 

Knowledge and education
You don’t need to know anything about flowers! I will share my knowledge with you (just try and stop me!) and you can learn as much or as little as you like about your flowers along the way