When you work with flowers you never stop learning, experimenting and tweaking winning combinations. For me it started with an interest in Horticulture but grew into so much more….
Hi, my name is Debbie, preservation specialist, Mum of two, grower of Peonies and the face behind Ambers Rose. My daughter Amber and I preserve bridal bouquets, sympathy flowers and grow Peonies for confetti.
In 1996, Ambers arrival in the world gave me the chance to change career from Engineer to full time Mum and I enrolled on a college course in Horticulture. I was hooked, like a sponge I soaked up the information and when the course ended immediately enrolled on the next. Fast forward several years and the opportunity arose to rent a small piece of land to grow my own stock. I chose a selection of old Historic Roses, the forerunners of the modern David Austins and a random assortment of Peonies from which our scented confetti is produced.
Around 2013 I returned to college to study Floristry to learn how to design. I found the mechanics of structural floral design fascinating, probably a throwback to my Engineering days, discovering how things worked. That was the catalyst for learning how to preserve flowers, the techniques gained through arduous trial and error. We specialise in freeze drying for the superior colour and shape retention in our products and now sell to Crafters, Florists, Brides and Home Makers direct from stock grown and harvested by hand. No part of our flowers are ever wasted; petals, bark, roots even seeds are used to produce dye for our table cloths, anything left is composted to return back to the soil.
In 2018 we won the North Norfolk District Council New Business Award which we are proud to have achieved. It is testament to the pride we place in each piece we design. Every piece we produce has been created by hand, here in the UK. Each frame is hand crafted by a specialist team, each flower selected and worked by ourselves. As it states on our boxes “These flowers were grown with love, we hope you love them too” xx