Bury St Edmunds-based The Flower Hut Florist and The Plant Hut move to Fornham Business Court
An established floristry and plant business has opened at new, bigger premises after outgrowing units in Bury St Edmunds town centre.
The Flower Hut Florist and The Plant Hut have moved to Fornham Business Court, The Drift, in Fornham St Martin, and are now known as the Flower Hut Company with The Plant Hut.
Owner Terri Edwards ran The Flower Hut on Angel Hill for five years, and opened the Plant Hut, on High Baxter Street, a year ago.
Mrs Edwards said: “Basically, we need more space. Both shops have kind of outgrown the spaces they were in. This has kind of been about eight months in the planning.
“I have been looking for somewhere and I just happened to come across the unit at Fornham which was perfect. It has two areas so I can keep the brands separate.
“It’s a lot bigger space. It’s just very exciting.”
The Plant Hunt focuses on indoor plants and ‘all things botanical’ while The Flower Hut is the floristry side of the business.
Mrs Edwards, who launched her business 10 years ago starting with a shop in Rickinghall, said: “So we are doing everything the same.
“We are still delivering and doing the same delivery areas, click and collect.”
She added they have a ‘fabulous’ new website as well.
They have moved with their current team of four staff, Mrs Edwards said, and there are no plans to recruit more currently.
It opened today at the new site, which is next to the popular FOLK café, but Saturday is the main launch day.
On Saturday there will be 10 per cent off all plants, and if customers purchase anything they will get a free hot drink from the FOLK café. There will also be free delivery for August.
The shop’s opening hours are 8.30am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday.