"Or perhaps, to show their black, and golden wings
Pausing upon their yellow flutterings.
Were I in such a place, I sure should pray
That nought less sweet, might call my thoughts away,"
Founded by Jennifer Owen, Goldfinch is a floral design studio based in central Somerset that prides itself on delivering out of the ordinary flowers to people who are craving something a bit different.
Jen's style is eclectic and wild. A keen traveller with constant wanderlust, Jen draws inspiration from the trips she has taken over the years to Asia and the Middle East and her time spent living in Scandinavia to fuel the creative process resulting in arrangements that are a fusion of the exotic and British eccentricity.
In the UK growing months the vast majority of the flowers that Jen sources are from local growers, most no further than ten miles from her base and where possible she avoids using floral foam and plastics.
Goldfinches, as in the birds, are said to symbolise the importance of positivity and optimism and bring joy and happiness. It is the aim of Goldfinch that our flowers should deliver the same joy and happiness to anyone who sees them.
Image by Gemma Hicks