Florist Holborn


As a florist in Holborn for the past 32 years, I have seen many changes. The home of Stems has always been in Sicilian Avenue.
Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design, www.arts.ac.uk was opposite my shop in Sicilian Avenue, and Victoria House was The Liverpool Victoria.
So when they both moved out, it felt very empty. Other insurance companies and Building Societies slowly moved out of the area. Then the first www.Metrobank.co.uk opened
Central St. Martin’s is now full of small TV and production companies. Victoria House has several companies, but also the fabulous Bloomsbury Ballroom in the basement – home of the London Cabaret Club www.thelondoncabaretclub.com. In the old Prudential building, we now have the fabulous Rosewood Hotel , www.rosewoodhotels.com
We have the lovely academic buildings of Bloomsbury, and of course, The British Museum. Lincoln’s Inn Fields is the home of The Sir John Soane Museum – a hidden treasure.
We are in Sicilian Avenue itself, with its beautiful towers and turrets.
Holborn is neither the City, nor the West End proper. It is its own little oasis in the centre of the two parts. At weekends, it is full of tourists, visiting The British Museum.
If you want to send flowers, come and visit us, or call us on 07932 052411. You can also order online.

Send some beautiful flowers on Valentine’s Day


Next Wednesday, send some beautiful flowers to someone you love! Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, symbolises the onset of spring, light and love.
We always have great fun in the shop that day – fabulous card messages and a lovely, excited feeling in the air!
We made the bouquet of 100 red roses last week for a marriage proposal. It was over dinner at The Dorchester. I expect she said yes!
We’ll even help you with your card message! It’s amazing how many people ask for our advice on what to write. I suppose we live in an age where card shops provide the sentiment for us.
Personally, I tend to buy blank cards and write my own message.
But the main thing is, the flowers do the talking. There’s nothing better than receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
We deliver flowers in Holborn for the past 32 years!
We deliver in Holborn and surrounding areas, and you can send 6, a dozen or more red roses.

We also have a huge selection of flowers if you prefer a mixed bouquet – lilies, lisianthus, orchids, gerbera, freesia, tulips, limonium, cabbages, gyp, veronica, scented foliage and roses in every colour.
HOW CAN I ORDER FLOWERS FROM STEMS?
Stems is open 7am – 7pm. Give is a call on 07932 052411 or email janet@stemsfloraldesign.com
We also have an online shop, or come and visit our shop in Sicilian Avenue.

Flowers in Holborn to brighten the short days


We keep a beautiful stock of flowers in Holborn, and specialise in speedy same day delivery in the local areas of Holborn, Bloomsbury, Covent Garden, the City and the West End.
It always amazes me how different colours of the flowers look in the changing seasons – orange roses become almost luminous in autumn, the pinks don’t look as soft as in summer, the browns and golds match the falling leaves of nature and the golden, autumn sunshine.

We’ve had the usual run of interesting customers lately, including a lady whose wedding flowers we supplied in the early 99’s! She hadn’t been back since, and was delighted to find us still in Sicilian Avenue after all these years.
Then there was the guy secretly in love with a girl at work, a bouquet for a film set, plus birthday bouquets, thank you bouquets and new baby gifts.

Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t like the Christmas window display to go in too early. But I suppose it’s about time, with Christmas office parties starting at the beginning of December.

Holly, mistletoe, blue pine, cones and cinnamon smells so good. We like to keep our displays as natural as possible. Luckily, blue pine, ilex and cones are very log-lasting, so you can buy well before Christmas.

We are very excited to be appearing at The Chelsea Flower Show next year, and we’re busy designing a beautiful Shakespeare garden for our booth, which is for Gerit Quealy’s amazing book, Botanical Shakespeare. It covers all the plants, trees, herba and flowers in Shakespeare’s works.

If you need to send flowers in Holborn and surrounding areas, do give us a call on 020 7831 6776 or email janet@stemsfloraldesign.com. We also have an online shop for your convenience. You can call if you’d like to discuss your requirements. We supply flowers for weddings and corporate events.