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Our Story

In this enchanting Flower Shop on the edge of the county town of Barnstaple, North Devon, you will find an eclectic mix of beautiful flowers, quirky, interesting gifts and vintage furniture.

Twigs Flower Shop was established in 1999 by Deryn Northam, a qualified Floral Artist and over the last two decades TWIGS has gained a reputation for exceptional flowers and service.

"After a decade working as a Sales Manager in Central London, I took the opportunity to go back to college to study Floristry after my second daughter, Lily, was born. I qualified at Hadlow college, Tunbridge and completed my floristry apprenticeship with Nicola Carter, an amazingly talented woman in Hayes, Kent. I then made the decision to escape the hustle and bustle of London - destination North Devon, an area we had visited regularly in our VW Camper Van and grown to love. I soon started to offer my services for Wedding flowers, but quickly realised that it's hard to do things properly without backup of assistance, stock and suppliers, so the shop was the next obvious step. I have learned that floristry is an incredibly hard business and certainly not a profession for the fainthearted, but I am extremely proud of the reputation we have established and maintained. Apart from ensuring that we are always aware of current trends, the most important thing to me is that people are happy with the flowers we provide and that everything we do meets our own high standards".

 

In the autumn of 2013 TWIGS relocated to a gorgeous Georgian house directly opposite the old premises. The shop, now "Twigs Flowers & Home", offered the opportunity to incorporate more of the individually sourced vintage furniture, retro and recycled pieces.

...And in July 2017 we relocated to a lovely Victorian Shop in Pilton. The old “Linacres Pottery”, which has been the hub of lots of wonderful creative work for many years. It gives us the space needed for our growing Wedding & Events business and allows us to run more regular workshops.