‘The Flower Boutique’ was established in 2007 by Leentje Van den Eede.  Leen studied in the Netherlands and at the New York Botanical Gardens, USA. She then trained with top Manhattan florists Floralia Decorators at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. In New York, she also worked at Takashimaya on 5th Avenue, Plaza Florist on Park Avenue and Vert-de-gris.  Within a year of Leen owning the shop, it was selected as one of just 12 English florists to feature in Sally Page’s beautiful book ‘Flower Shops & Friends’. – a year’s journey around English flower shops’.


In July 2023 ownership transferred to Helen Averill.  After running her own independent flower business in the Cambridgeshire Village of Willingham, Helen decided to take the plunge and run her own flower shop.  As soon as she set foot in The Flower Boutique she was in love!  


Helen is incredibly proud to be the new owner of such a wonderful flower shop.  She plans to build on Leen’s fantastic reputation, and to continue to offer beautiful floral design with friendly, exceptional service.