Bay Tree Flowers is our lovely little family run, independent, florist shop. We are based now in Primrose Street Alloa closed to the old baths now the local Library.
With many years of experience in the floristry trade to draw upon, we will be bringing a fresh approach to fresh flowers; offering you a professional, friendly service whether it be a ‘thinking of you’, sad, joyous or any other occasion.
And, if you are lucky enough to live in the Alloa or the surrounding villages, we can deliver your flowers straight to your doorstep.
The Faces Behind the Flowers
My beautiful, wonderfully talented best friend, mentor and business partner, Jane Austen, started her career in floristry at the age of sixteen. Originally from Kent, she comes from a family of horticulturists, her grandfather having been the groundskeeper at the local sanitorium. Jane grew up within the industry, and has a wealth of knowledge about all things green to prove it.
I came to floristry slightly differently. On my first day, I could barely identify a carnation. I have an Honours Degree in Journalism, but I couldn’t keep a house plant alive (in all honesty, that is something I have yet to master – my plants take frequent trips to Jane’s house for some TLC when they look poorly, in spite of my best efforts!). Under Jane’s watchful eye, I learned our trade from scratch, and we both strive to continue to develop our skills every day.
We discovered that we had a shared vision of what we thought a local florist should offer the community, and had the desire to turn that vision into a business. Bay Tree Flowers was born, and we look forward to seeing you in the shop, whether it be to plan your wedding flowers, for some advice on a project you are doing yourself, or simply for a chat over a coffee – we always have biscuits. Always.