Stems in 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.

Nature’s colours

I’ve just been for a short break in Whitstable, and was lucky enough to see this wonderful sunset over the Thames estuary while having supper at The Oyster Shack, situated on the beach.
My work is inspired by such experiences of nature.
Call us on 07932 052411 or email janet@stemsfloraldesign.com if you would like to send or collect flowers.

Send Mother’s Day flowers


It was freezing early this morning, as I set off for the shop – clear sky and promise of another sunny day.
My birthday falls in rhe same week as Stems birthday – 32 years old in a few days time. One of my lovely neighbours delivered a celebration cake this morning! I couldn’t help noticing the colouring matched the bouquet I’d just made!
I had some lovely customers today, including a lovely man who was telling me about the plants the astronauts have in their space shuttles! There is a lot to be said for adding plants to make a healthier environment.
If you need plants or flowers for any occasion, just call us on 07932 052411 or email janet@stemsfloraldesign.com
Remember it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 26th March. Place your orders now!