About Nightingale Flowers
Sustainable floristry for Farncombe, Godalming & Guildford.
Who are we?
Hello and welcome to Nightingale Flowers! We hope to see you in our lovely shop soon but in the meantime read below to learn a bit about us.
Our team is made up of Kate, Katie, Kayleigh, Mollie, Aaliyah & Pete. We are all deeply passionate about flowers, plants and homewares.
It is our aim to build a fantastic business from the ground up. We possess a vast amount of experience with flowers, weddings and events, as well as across various other disciplines. Using our skills and experience we will deliver a premium product & build a successful, popular and sustainable business.
Where we started.
Kate & Pete have lived in Farncombe with their dog Bug since 2015. They have long sought a business into area working with the local community. They have been doing event flowers for weddings for the past 12 years. When they saw a local florist for Sale, they jumped at the opportunity of bringing their style and ethos of floristry to Surrey.
The shop is in the lower quarter of a beautiful and imposing house on the junction of Farncombe Street and Nightingale Road. We are told that this has been a florist since the early 70’s!.
So having successfully acquired the shop we quickly realised that we were going to need help. Enter Katie Kayliegh, Mollie & Aaliyah who immediately bought into our vision and shared our passion for ethical floristry.
We then set about putting our own unique stamp on the shop and meeting our wonderful customers.
What we do...
Our objective is to bring something new to Farncombe, Godalming, Guildford and the surrounding villages. With a strong ethos of sustainability we aim to be as eco-friendly as possible. Read our sustainability policy here. By limiting our use of cellophane and by not using florist foam we find innovative ways of producing better results. Since opening we have covered events large and small catering for weddings, funerals, corporate work and flower subscriptions. Of course our shop is also there to produce beautiful hand tied bouquets of fresh flowers 7 days a week. With a small, flexible and dynamic team we create stunning floral installation beyond what can be expected of a traditional florist shop and our aim is to provide you with amazing beautiful bespoke flowers.
And for vintage furniture lovers out there, our shop is establishing quite a reputation for its stunning mid-century furniture and homewares.
Being a small shop we are passionate about supporting local businesses. Having opened a florist at the height of the pandemic we are acutely aware of the challenges faced by small businesses. We have developed some fantastic new relationships with small and local businesses in the Surrey Area. These include our friends at Plant Passion to supply us with fresh British flowers and beautiful ceramics from local artist Charlotte Doe. We sell stunning hand made bespoke jewellery from Shelley Britton @Loopandforge who is based in Godalming and gorgeous prints from Qumoodesign. Our Macrame is provided by @macramewithkez who makes some beautiful pot hangers for us. Also pop in to see our super-stylish keyrings and door stops provided by Konoc.
Having taken on this fantastic opportunity at a very strange and difficult time for everyone we are keen to get up and running in a way that keeps our team and our customers safe. We will be adhering to the governments guidelines of social distancing, and due to the size of the shop we can only allow one customer (or family/bubble) inside the shop at a time. You can also phone the shop or order online for delivery. We also ask our customer to wear a face mask inside the shop if they are able.