immerse yourself in colour while staying green

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About Our Services

GIFT ARRANGEMENTS

We provide a full range of gift arrangements including bouquets, aqua hand tied bouquets, hat boxes, flower envelopes, flower baskets and much more.

We have a delivery service which is free to many Barnsley postcodes. For deliveries further afield there is likely to be a nominal mileage charge.

We run a subscription service which you can purchase so you, a family member or a friend can enjoy flowers on a monthly (or other frequency) basis.

For images of our Gift Arrangements please see below:

GIFTS

We have a range of gifts and greetings cards which are available for shipping, delivery and collection.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops are very popular and not just around Christmas time when wreath making classes are in great demand. There is increasing evidence that Workshops have a significant beneficial effect on Health & Wellbeing and consequently there is a flourishing appetite for them all year round.

Carole runs both face-to-face and online workshops. Face-to-face workshops have obviously not taken place during lockdown but we hope to re-establish them later in the year when safe to do so. By contrast her online workshops using Zoom have been very popular.

Click here for our planned future workshops. Alternatively, if you wish to arrange your own bespoke Workshop please contact Carole to discuss details.

For our Workshop Gallery please click here.

demonstrations

Carole is a fully qualified NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) area demonstrator for the North East. This involves not only demonstrations at Flower Clubs around the North but also at Ladies’ Lunches, WIs and other events.

For our Demonstrations Gallery please click here.

WEDDINGS

We specialise in creating beautiful wedding flowers and Carole provides a personal and inspirational service.  Our designs range from chic, elegant and traditional to funky and modern, whatever your taste.  Carole’s natural and wild style brings a luxurious yet informal feel, finding inspiration from nature.

Each bouquet, buttonhole, table centrepiece and floral arrangement is carefully considered and designed with you and your wedding day in mind, capturing your personality within.

When you are planning your wedding flowers for what will be one of the biggest days of your life please be assured that you are in creative, experienced and safe hands. Click here for more information.

For our Wedding Flower Gallery please see below:

FUNERALS

Choosing funeral and sympathy flowers when you have just lost a loved one can be very stressful and perhaps something you might find difficult to face but for many people flowers do play an important part in a fitting tribute to the life of the deceased. We are renowned for our caring and sympathetic approach as well as the high quality of our products and service. Let us help you decide on your flowers and in some small way lighten your load. Click here for more information

For our Funeral & Sympathy Flower Gallery please see below:

Corporate

Our corporate service includes supplying clients with regular bouquets for reception and front of house areas, as well as all the floral arrangements needed to dress a venue for award ceremonies, corporate meetings and similar events.

We can also create stunning bouquets and arrangements which make the perfect business floral gift for customers, clients and staff.

Bespoke workshops within the Corporate sector are becoming more and more popular not only from the team building aspect but increasingly from the Health & Wellbeing of employers and employees. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

For our Corporate Gallery please click here.


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About Our Company

Carole Wickham
Buffy – The Labradoodle

OUR BUSINESS

We are a family run studio-based florist, in Barnsley, specialising in providing bespoke flower designs for all occasions. The giving and receiving of flowers are special moments in our lives, and flowers can contribute so much to both happy and sad occasions. Choosing us as your florist gives you the opportunity to work with Carole to achieve your desired arrangements; that is your own bespoke arrangements. Bespoke to us does not mean expensive it means giving our customers the choice and flexibility to have what they want rather than being restricted by what is available in supermarkets, with certain online retailers, and even some high street florists.

Of course there are some limitations to being bespoke not the least of which is the seasonal availability of some flowers – and this likely to become more significant post-COVID-19. However, we see the positive side of this namely the anticipation of each season’s offerings.

Cost does have a bearing on the ultimate outcome of your individual requirements because quality flowers are not cheap and independent florists do not have the bulk buying power enjoyed by the supermarkets and other large chains.

However, for most people this is more than compensated for by the quality, variety and longevity of the flowers, the beautiful arrangements and the customer service that you will receive from us.

ECO-FRIENDLY

‘Immerse Yourself In Colour While Staying Green’

Our aim at Wickham & Taylor is to reduce our impact on the environment as much as possible while still providing a top quality floral service.

We endeavour to use recyclable and biodegradable packaging wherever possible; for example, using paper and raffia instead of cellophane and poly ribbon to wrap our bouquets, and supplying our customers with flower food which is in compostable packets. We can provide a vase and box replenishment service for regular customers which enables them to get more value for their money as they are not paying for all that packaging!

Water retaining foam is used sparingly and where possible is bio-degradable.

The majority of flowers sold in the UK are imported which by association affects our carbon footprint.  Where possible we try and offer our customers a product that is grown in a more sustainable way.  For example, by using British grown flowers when feasible we are both reducing our carbon footprint and helping to prolong the heritage of British horticulture.  Supporting UK growers can really help rebuild the industry in this country.  However, the availability of UK grown flowers can be limited, for example, when specialist flowers are required and at certain times of the year.

In addition, there are environmental benefits to the expansion of the UK flower industry which include increased biodiversity as growing flowers supports wildlife such as bees and butterflies across local farms and gardens.

Martin Wickham
5 High Balk, Barnsley

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Latest News

During the current Covid-19 situation, even with the easing of lockdown, we wish to respect the advice.

Accordingly, we are able to discuss your wedding, funeral or other requirements via email, Facebook messaging, Zoom, FaceTime, Instagram and other media. We are always happy to receive lots of photos and Pinterest links to enable us to have a real understanding of what you wish for.

However, as a result of the more recent Covid-19 guideline announcements we can now meet you at our studio or your chosen venue if appropriate.

Our online shop is open for flowers, gifts and greetings cards –

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