Well hi there,
I'm Helen, owner of Bits and Buds in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. I've been playing this flowery game for over a decade now and love love love designing and making with flowers for you. No matter the occassion I believe that flowers and plants convey a message and make people feel good, cared for and valued, they're magical! Thats why one of the best parts about my job after creating gift bouquets, making up corporate vases, designing your wedding flowers or helping to show elements of a loved one's personality in Sympathy flowers is delivering them to you.
I create my work with honesty and passion using an artistic eye and creativity. I'm a real sucker for texture, fabulous foliage and a punch of colour here and there. I adore all types of flowers from soft romantic blousy ones to big, bold tropical ones. I have a rustic but edgy style offering unexpected combinations and alternative looks to your usual highstreet florist.
With concerns rising for our environment I'm conciencious of the impact of my work. I'm by no means a saint but I try where I can. I use as little floral foam as possible meaning no nasty plastics in our landfills and minimal packaging on your bouquets. They're still beautifully presented but you won't find a ton of cellophane. No big garish poly bows just simple ribbon trails and no glossy boxes or bags, just plain stylish paper wraps. In the end I think the flowers should do the talking, don't you?
Flowers are a part of my life, I simply can't be without them, I tried it once and it didn't last long let me tell you! When I'm away from the blooms for any amount of time including holidays I feel ancy and I simply have to get back to them. I even say good morning and ask after them all when I open up every day. When you ask me to help flower your worlds or want to join in on workshops for you or your children, affectionately dubbed as Little Buds, I get giddy with excitement.
So now you know a bit about me feel free to enjoy the website, join in the journey on Instagram and facebook and become an honourary Budder!
What we do day to day
People say the nicest things
The most stunning flowers and friendly service
Floristry is an art form and Helen is exceptionally talented at it!
We have received & given a number of bouquets that Helen has designed and they’ve all been absolutely beautiful and so unique to the occasion.
I’ve also taken part in one of her workshops which I’d highly recommend. It was such a fun afternoon (tea and cake included) and you could clearly see the quality and delicacy of the flowers Helen uses.
If you like supporting local, small businesses, I honestly cannot recommend Bits and Buds enough.
She makes sending and receiving flowers an absolute joy!
Absolutely blown away! Most beautiful flowers I have ever seen