Hello, I’m Angela Brooke-Smith

Cut Flower Grower, Florist, Garden Designer, Gardener

A mix of horticultural delights, hence my business name, Flower Fusions.

I was working in fashion when I discovered gardening. One of my outworkers, George, used to bring in homegrown vegetables for us when delivering the frocks he’d made. Living in a flat in London I groused to him that I had nowhere to grow stuff, but would love to. He suggested I get an allotment………. so I did !!

I loved my allotment in Putney, I caused much amusement with my country living family when I arrived with bags of goodies all grown in London. Working as a production manager was good, but being on the allotment I knew I’d found my passion for gardening.

I grow my flowers as sustainably as I can, without chemicals that harm wildlife, I prefer toads, frogs and hedgehogs to eat the slugs on my plot rather than allow slug pellets to be snaffled up and go into the food chain. I keep honey bees and love the accompanying  buzz of pollinating insects as I work and don’t use harmful sprays. My flowers are evocative of an English herbaceous border, often scented, always fresh and exquisite.

Sustainable Cut Flowers, Wedding Flowers & Funeral Flowers

Cut flowers were added to my business when I turned my front garden into a cutting garden for the simple pleasure of having cut flowers in the house. I was listening to BBC radio 4 one day when I heard of Flowers from the Farm, a growing movement (pun intended), of farmers and florists all over the British Isles who grow and arrange cut flowers for market.

Inspired and excited I made up some bunches of my garden flowers, put them in an old donkey cart on the grass verge outside the house with an honesty box and sold out in a couple of hours. The seed was sown, so to speak.

My hand tied flowers are for sale locally. If you’d like to send someone flowers you can order online or phone me – I deliver within a ten mile radius of Winsham, near Chard in Somerset including Lyme Regis, Axminster, Chard, Crewkerne, Ilminster and surrounding area.

I  supply flowers by the bucket for ‘do it yourself’ weddings and am always pleased to make up wedding bouquets and buttonholes.

Sympathy flowers for a tribute to a departed loved one are unique, natural and made with great care.

To see examples of my creative style, visit the flower gallery page to see my cut flowers.

Green Credentials

As I grow and arrange my flowers my goal is to make everything compostable.

To condition the soil on my plots I use either compost I’ve made myself or green waste compost from the local council.

Fertilizers used are organic. Seeds are sown into peat free compost.

Natural predators contribute towards despatching unwanted bugs, I actively encourage Hedgehogs, Slow-worms, and Hoverflies.

When I arrange flowers their stems are threaded into a framework of chickenwire to hold them in a vase of water, never floral foam.

Workshops & Demonstrations

See the workshops  I run to share my horticultural, floristry and garden design knowledge, they’re fun and informative. Come along to one or buy a voucher to treat a friend.

I’m often asked to give demonstrations to garden clubs and Womens Institute meetings, I take along a bucket of my flowers and whilst making up a hand tie I chat about how I grow my flowers and explain all about buying and supporting local British flower farmers and florists.

To see examples of my creative style, visit the flower gallery page to see my cut flowers or the garden gallery to see my garden designs.

Angela at Flower Fusions is the most amazingly perceptive, intuitive, creative and capable florist…Through her skills, experience, imagination, and access to a galaxy of extraordinary flowers Angela conjured the most delightful and breath-taking floral experience.

Diana Dixon, Katrina & Max Wedding Flowers

Angela has the most extensive and creative knowledge of gardens, and everything you need to know to get you the garden you and your home deserve. I could not recommend her highly enough.

Marina Grazier, Garden Design

Absolutely loved Angela’s wreath making session. Warm and welcoming from start to finish. Really easy to follow and a beautiful wreath to take home. Would highly recommend.

Emily Secrett Hill, Wreath Workshop

Angela is a marvellous woman! Talented and exceptional attention to detail…and creates beauty in every aspect of her world, including with her beautiful botanical and floral offerings.

Annabelle Melissa, Flower Bouquets

She has a fantastic eye, and completely understood what I was trying to create. Working with the soil has given us an easily manageable but all year round perfect patio! I wouldn’t hesitate to ask her to come back if I needed a garden designer in the future.

Margaret Lloyd, Garden Design

Seasonal flower bouquets now available for local delivery in South Somerset

Place your order online or phone Angela on 07949 510787. Deliveries are local, within a 10 mile radius of Winsham, roughly speaking that covers Lyme Regis, Axminster, Chard, Crewkerne, Ilminster and the lanes in between.