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Floristry inspired by the future of our planet.

Rachel Ellis is a gardener and florist and the founder of Bude Botanical.

Bude Botanical is a planet positive floral design studio nestled in a small Victorian garden on the North Cornish coast and here Rachel creates beautiful floral arrangements for the significant days in her customers’ lives.

Sustainability is at the heart of my floristry business and the design decisions I make have the future of our planet at their core. I believe that protecting nature is a duty of today’s modern florist and we can do that by carefully considering how we work. Choosing in-season, locally grown blooms (when they are available), working closely with our local flower farmers, and turning away from planet polluting floristry techniques ensures that my work leaves behind as light an environmental footprint as possible.

Rachel Ellis, Bude Botanical

Wedding packages

 Whether it’s a small, laid back affair, or something with a few more (wedding) bells and whistles, then we have different packages to suit different budgets and different days.

Farewell flowers

In the saddest of times, flowers can add beauty to the most difficult of days. We offer a range of environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional funeral flowers.

Floral workshops

From Christmas wreaths to flower crowns, we offer a range of botanically themed workshops for groups, organisations and hen parties throughout the year.

About Rachel

Before flowers, Rachel worked with words; writing, communicating and consulting for some of the UK’s leading arts and heritage organisations, – places like London’s Natural History Museum and Science Museum, Bristol’s Museums & Galleries, Bristol Old Vic and the Government Art Collection.

In recent years she has developed a passion for gardening and floristry. Wanting to know everything about how to use the things that grew around her, she took herself off to learn from the master florists at the British Academy of Floral Art.

She qualified, with distinction, in October 2020. Since then she has been running a busy, environmentally minded floristry business, building up a portfolio of work with the loveliest of clients.

Image credits:
Grant Lampard Photography
Elizabeth Jayne Weddings
Nick Walker Photography
Kieran Solomon & Emily Savage