Anna, founder of Swallows & Damsons, had been working in the world of flowers for a while when she decided to give in to her creative urges. She opened her own flower shop in a neighbourhood full of antique shops and historical sights. Inspired by gardens and fine art, she creates bouquets here that would not look out of place in a gallery.
If you look at Swallows & Damsons’ Instagram account you will see the love of art burst out of the screen. The lavish profusions of flowers against backgrounds that remind us of classic Dutch scenes resemble painted still-lives.
Not just for the Queen
The highlight of Anna’s career so far has been to create a bouquet for the Queen of England. But her creations are not just reserved for royalty. The shop in Sheffield can also provide you with an ‘ordinary’ bouquet or a creation for a special occasion.
Want to find out more about this bouquet artist? Or wondering how you can use plants in an artistic way? Then read the candid interview with Anna in the latest edition of The Green Gallery.