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Florist hoping business will start blooming

Florist hoping business will start blooming

Wednesday 09 December 2020

Florist hoping business will start blooming

A local events and wedding florist has expanded her business, opening her first store in St Helier.

Clara Barthorp's plan is for Wilde Thyme to become a hub of ethical produce, stocking many local brands and those that aim to give back more to communities around the globe.

Ms Barthorp said: “I have wanted to launch this type of store for some time now, but the pandemic has really forced my hand as the business needed to evolve to stay afloat. I want the store to be a celebration of local talent, from the range of locally grown flowers on offer to all those Jersey small businesses whose products we will be stocking. 

“With an emphasis on sustainable and ethical approaches I am proud to say that you won’t find a piece of plastic within the store or on the packaging for my flowers. I hope that people will find the space as beautiful and inspiring as I do and turn out in force to support local.” 

John Garton, Chief Executive Officer of Genuine Jersey said: “It is wonderful to see our members establish physical stores in what has been a challenging year for all, bringing some fresh life and variety to St Helier. We offer Wilde Thyme our full support and the Association will be ensuring we do all we can to help businesses such as Clara’s survive these hard times.”

Wild Thyme can be found on Burrard Street where it will be hosting winter wreath workshops, selling floral arrangements and offering a wide range of home and Christmas décor.

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