Bits and Pieces

What’s in a name?

Wicklow based floral designer Camelia Austen and her favourite David Austin fragrant English roses

Flowers, fruit and vegetables

Fruit and flower arrangements are like Marmite: you either love them or hate them! I love using fruit and vegetables into my floral arrangements; these add variety, texture, shape, contrast and interest to the design.

Location, location, location

The Austen Flowers Events & Flower School in Wicklow town is located on the beautiful South Quay, a short walk from the famous Stone Bridge over the Leitrim River.

Christmas floral gifts

Giving flowers at Christmas time will bring happiness. A single stem or a huge bouquet of flowers will say Thank you’, ‘I appreciate your work’ or ‘Happy Christmas’. The Austen Flowers Christmas Catalogue will give you some ideas.

Gloriosa – Christmas red with a difference

Austen Flowers loves Gloriosa on its own and in large flower arrangements. We favour it all year round, and more so at Christmas time as Gloriosa is long-lasting, inexpensive and gives you the WOW factor you expect in the festive season.Gloriosa is also a magnificient climber that grows wonderfully in a conservatory.