Welcome to King.Witham, a floristry duo created by Emily King and Harriet Witham, based between Antingham and Acle in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. 

 

 

Having been best friends since meeting at Primary School, we had always dreamed about having our own business together. Creativity and nature had been keen interests of ours, with Harriet working as a Field Study Centre Instructor for many years and Emily with jobs in Fashion Design and Interiors. It was the chance to create wedding flowers for a close friend that really planted the idea into our heads, and with the help of Harriet’s mother Elaine who had been a professional Florist, we set about forming King.Witham. 

 

We quickly realised that we favoured using British grown flowers to their imported cousins, with their twists and imperfect shapes full of life compared to the poker straight stems and high carbon footprint of the shipped in flowers. We converted large parts of our gardens and surrounding areas into cutting patches where we grow as many of our own flowers from seed as possible, with the rest sourced from other local Norfolk growers. These patches will be growing again in size this year to accommodate our work…and probably will again next year!

 

Our cutting gardens are our sanctuaries, and we can while away many an hour pottering in our greenhouses and polytunnel. Working seasonally and sustainably is incredibly important to us, which means that we only use peat-free compost in our growing, never any pesticides, and re-use our plastic pots for as many years as they hold up. Our packaging is always recyclable, and we never use floral foam in our work, instead favouring reusable chicken wire and moss. Our cut flower season runs from around the start of April to the end of September, and in the Winter months we use beautiful foliage and flowers grown and dried over the summer in our work. 

 

We like to think of our designs as having a little bit of a wild air, they are not perfectly formed and our aim is always  to create something that looks as though it has naturally grown that way. Whether that be armfulls of ammi mixed with ruffled roses and fragrant sweet peas reminiscent of an English country garden, or hydrangeas dotted with branches of blackberries and crabapples that could be where a crumbling garden wall meets a hedgerow, our creations are always a reflection of the seasons and the landscape we see around us. 

 

With Emily based in Antingham and Harriet in Acle, it means that we are able to cover a wide range of areas in Norfolk with our floristry work. If you are interested in hearing more about what we do, then please do not hesitate to fill in our contact page or send us an email. 

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