The Bloom Project is a big favourite in Clarendon Park. From hand-tied bouquets to wreath making workshops, The Bloom Project is a lovely creative space with gift ideas and things to brighten up your home.
We caught up with owner, Emma, to find out more about it.
What’s your favourite thing about running The Bloom Project?
My favourite part of running TBP is the creative freedom. I love changing the shop decor or coming up with new bouquet designs. Fashion is a huge inspiration to me and I enjoy bringing this into my work. Another favourite has got to be my amazing customers and now friends. They make all of this worthwhile.
Is there anything that people can buy who can’t get out?
I offer vouchers and bouquets that can be purchased on the website or over the phone. A voucher can also be purchased for a future workshop date and plants and flowers can be delivered across Leicester. I’m very flexible and will help anybody out that can’t make it in if they’re self isolating.
Who are some of your other favourite independents in Leicester?
So hard to pick a few! My lovely neighbour – The Allotment; they made me a happy girl when they took over the greengrocers last year and are doing amazing things in our community. My good pals at K&G Curated Space. Helen and Gra have been really supportive of my biz since day dot and their unit is mind blowing and really innovative. Can’t wait to move out of my mum’s so I can buy loads of their beautiful furniture. Lastly, Lorna at Lesser Than Three. Lorna created my fascia sign and decorates my window regularly. It’s honestly one of my favourite times, when she brings my ideas to life. I can’t draw so having Lorna understand my vision is amazing and so fulfilling.
When this is all over, what’s the first thing you’re going to do?
Work on my online business and try to build it up so I’m covered in all areas. I would love to deliver plants nationwide. I’d also like to take my family out for a meal because they’ve been amazing and kept me going!