Funeral Flowers from the Floral Mill

Funeral Flowers from the Floral Mill

At the Floral Mill we pride ourselves in making every floral tribute unique and believe that every design must be special at this difficult time.

Sarah has been a florist for over 20 years. Here’s her story so far…

My journey so far with two years of The Floral Mill: 

My name is Sarah, I am the owner of The Floral Mill, I am grateful to mark our two-year anniversary this June. From my earliest days as an aspiring florist, I always envisioned working for myself, creating beautiful arrangements that bring joy and comfort to others.

My Background: A Journey Across Continents

My journey as a florist spans over two decades and two continents, beginning in the UK and extending to Australia. Each experience has shaped my skills and honed my passion for floristry.

Training and Early Career

My career began under the tutelage of a national demonstrator whose high standards and efficiency left an indelible mark on my young, 18-year-old self. Her voice and the lessons she imparted still guide me today, reminding me that excellence is the only standard worth pursuing.

Australia: A Flourishing Chapter

Working in Sydney, I found myself immersed in a fast-paced environment unlike any I had encountered in the UK. The shop I worked for handled large corporate events with substantial floral budgets, providing me with invaluable experience and a deeper appreciation for the artistry and logistics of large-scale floral design.

Returning to the UK: Teaching and Learning

Upon returning to the UK, I transitioned into an educational role at The Manchester College, where I served as the floristry technician. Here, I discovered a new passion—teaching. I earned my teaching degree and went on to share my knowledge at The Manchester College, Aquinas College, and Bolton College. Teaching allowed me to give back to the community, a commitment I continued through floral workshops to support my son’s preschool.

The Floral Mill: My Love

My love for flowers is evident in every arrangement; from exploring new varieties to selecting the finest blooms, quality is at the heart of everything I do. My favourite flowers are roses, particularly those from Ecuador, known for their exquisite beauty and superior quality. My time with Dutch flower wholesalers further deepened my understanding of selecting top-quality flowers—a cornerstone of my business philosophy.

Sympathy Designs: A Special Commitment

A significant part of my work involves collaborating with local Funeral Directors, including Jonathan Alcock and Sons and George Hills, to create sympathy designs. This aspect of floristry is profoundly meaningful to me. It’s not just about arranging flowers; it’s about providing comfort and support to families during their most difficult times. It must be perfect, and I take immense pride in ensuring that every arrangement meets the highest standards of care and compassion.

Looking Forward

As The Floral Mill enters its third year, I am filled with gratitude for the journey so far. Each day brings new opportunities to create, teach, and bring a little more beauty into the world. Thank you to everyone who has supported The Floral Mill.

Thanks for reading Sarah. The Floral Mill.

Contact The Floral Mill

You can contact Sarah at The Floral Mill on 07850 016 948 or

0161 483 3414
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