Beautiful, unusual bouquets and arrangements, budget-friendly wedding packages, silk flowers and bespoke items - The Lavender Hut is an indie florist that does it all - and our cardholders get free delivery!
What brought you to Colchester?
I have lived in the Colchester area most of my life, but am now based in Fingringhoe.
Tell us about your business.
I started floristry as a hobby at evening classes & loved it so much I decided to take the two-year course to become fully qualified. I worked for a local florist for 10 years before deciding to take the plunge last year and set up my own independent business. I offer beautiful seasonal floral arrangements made with the freshest of flowers from carefully selected and trusted suppliers.
All work on my website is my own. I don't use stock photos like many other florists. I have a range of bouquets and funeral tributes available and a range of affordable wedding flowers. I also supply silk flowers arrangements & have just started to offer chocolate bouquets for delivery which proved to be very popular recently on Valentines Day.
In the near future I intend to introduce a selection of gift hampers to the website (which I will deliver). I will also be introducing a few bouquets in an economy range - these will vary depending on what's seasonally available at a keen price. In addition to this I will be looking to introduce a selection of eco friendly wrapped flowers. Theses will be arranged or wrapped in recycled or recyclable materials.
I cater for all occasions and have a wide selection of items available to purchase online. Of course, if there is something specific a client requires which is not featured on my site, I am happy to discuss requirements.
What's the best thing about running your own business?
I work from my workshop at home & my business is web based (but I'm always happy to chat with customers & take orders over the phone). Working from home helps keep my overheads down & therefore helps me to price my bouquets competitively. It also enables me to be able to offer a flexible out-of-hours delivery service to my customers.
Where's your favourite place to eat in Colchester right now? What's Colchester's best-kept secret?
My favourite place to eat in Colchester is the Jam Jar in Rowhedge- lovely friendly little cafe with nice coffee and cake. Colchester's best kept secret in my opinion is the local nature reserve at Fingringhoe with its lovely tearoom. It's one of my favourite places to go for a walk on a sunny day.
Would you be willing to offer Colchester Life cardholders a discount or free service upon purchase?
Yes! I would be willing to offer holders the discount card free delivery on their first order from me.
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