Hi, I’m Gemma, an artisan British flower grower and floral designer based in South Wales.
My flowery journey started back in April 2017 and initially was a creative outlet and an escape from corporate life. I soon found however I was at my happiest when surrounded by beautiful flowers and now have a real passion for British flowers and supporting local wildlife.
I feel at peace outdoors and I’m a true romantic at heart, so it’s not surprising my path has led me here.
As a child I spent my days playing in wild flower meadows and picking bluebells for my mum in the woods, but you were unlikely to find me helping my dad with the planting in the garden. Everything changed however after my dad passed away; I started to help my mum in her garden and here my love of growing flowers blossomed.
From tiny seeds…
I founded Rock Rose specifically for couples who see flowers as an important element of their wedding day and want an alternative to the traditional floristry offering.
For me floral design is much more than buying flowers from the wholesaler and making a beautiful arrangement. I have a real passion for flowers and love nothing more than nurturing a tiny seed until it blossoms into an exquisite bloom.
As such I use flowers grown at my small cutting plot in all my designs. I embrace their bendy stems and organic shapes and adore the sheer diversity British grown flowers and foliage add to my installations. As I grow most of my own flowers I am able to source heritage, new and unusual seed varieties you are unlikely to find in the wholesalers. My seasonal and scented British blooms are freshly cut just for your event and combined with individual foraged treasures to ensure your design is truly one of a kind.
Although our studio and cutting garden are based in South Wales we also travel throughout the UK for a select number of weddings each year, so please get in touch if you love our work as we would still love to chat.