Flowerwise Storrington is a family run florist in the heart of Storrington. Pat lives locally in West Chiltington and has been in the florist industry for over fifty years.
In 1961 she completed a floristry course at the "Constance Spry Flower School" in London.
After working alongside her father and at a florist in Croydon for a short time Pat took over her first florist shop in Addiscombe.
In 1964 she married Andrew who became equally involved with everything floral and in 1969 designed the Flowerwise logo which has always been used with the Flowerwise name and is pictured below.
Pat and Andrew went on to take over the running of Pat's fathers' shop in Sutton and another very successful Flowerwise in Banstead. Pictured below is the shop in Sutton in the 1960s before it became Flowerwise.
Andrew also grew flowers and foliage including Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Sweet Peas and Eucalyptus in Newdigate, Surrey where they lived for over twenty years.
In 2008 Pat bought "Flowercraft" in Linfield near Haywards Heath. She spent several years there improving it and has now handed over the reins to her son and daughter in law.
Emma is Pat's daughter and as well as growing up helping her Dad tend to his flowers and helping out with the deliveries has also been working and training for the last two years at Flowerwise Cranleigh which is run by Pat's eldest daughter, Hilary.
Pat's second daughter Vanessa has recently also joined us at Flowerwise Storrington, she has had plenty of experiance working with Pat as well as running Flowerwise in Epsom with Pat's youngest daughter, Marion.