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Bearded Florista (formerly Blue Geranium)

 

Phil & Don are the Floral Craftsmen at Bearded Florista. For more than fifteen years they have passionately developed through tough and good times a very successful floral design business into a recognised brand. Working with traditional floral craftsmanship skills ensures their customers are more than happy and guarantees repeat orders. Over the years, customers have purchased their flowers from a small kiosk at Torquay, a stall at the historic Totnes market and currently for the past ten years at the established Workshop on Castle Street, Totnes. 

Bearded Florista provides Traditional Floral Craftsmanship; a style that's natural with rich textures and tonal colours that are compared to classical garden-style arrangements. 

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People want flowers for all occasions wherever in the world, which has fortunately offered Phil & Don some amazing opportunities such as a Premiere football player's wedding in the Caribbean, 2012 Olympics, Royalty and other celebrity events - Full List

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Don and Phil on their wedding day

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Meet The Team

Bearded Florist holding flowers in door of a flower shop and plants and flowers on display

Donald Thornford

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Chief Florista of Totnes Florist

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  • Senior Floral Craftsman

  • Front of House 

  • Customer service

  • Events consultant

  • Stock buyer / purchase all goods for the business

  • Visual merchandiser 

  • Bereavement councillor 

The singing Florist, known affectionately as Don. Front of house guy, friendly, approachable and genius artist when it comes to designing and arranging flowers for weddings, funerals and all other celebrations. Loves singing and entertaining. Married to Phil since October 2019.

Phil

Philip Thornford

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 Florist & Manager of Bearded Florista

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  • Social media promoter 

  • Photographer / Videographer

  • Website designer 

  • Blogger

  • Delivery driver

  • Admin - estimates, invoices

  • Bookkeeping with Xero

  • Floral Craftsman

  • Warehouse manager

  • Visual merchandiser 

Phil, husbear of Don for 23 years and motivator of the business they created 14 years ago. Designing and building a website allows Phil to promote and update every day, along with social media posts, brochures, business cards, promo stickers and other POS items.  Phil doesn't shy away from floristry, because he creates all the fiddly floral designs such as buttonholes, floral crowns and corsages.

 
 

What We Do

The Mechanics of Floristry

Fresh flowers arrive at the shop or on location for Phil & Don to prepare, condition, arrange and install. Several hours have already been spent in preparation prior to fresh flowers arriving; Consultations, writing quotes, negotiations, ordering sundries, stock etc.

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