Founded by actress Becky Hindley and business partner Cathy Wallbank, Picking Posies create natural and unique floral designs for weddings, parties, corporate events, studio and theatrical sets or simply the kitchen table. We love to bring a little bit of the wild side to you.

Nestled at the bottom of a limestone outcrop called Warton Crag, in North Lancashire, is an old market garden. It has been transformed back into a working plot and is now growing beautiful British seasonal flowers. We are passionate and inspired by British flowers and love to work with the seasons and nature and to put back into the ground what we take out.

Becky's Story

If asked to describe myself today, I would say I’m an actress with a love for growing and arranging flowers into beautiful natural creations.

My mum always brought freshly cut flowers into our house. It’s something I am very grateful for, and something my sister and I do to this day.

When I left drama school in London I got a part-time job working at The Flower Van based in the porch area of the Michelin Building. Here I really learnt about the quality and variety of flowers, the colour palette, and meeting customers’ needs.

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I worked with designers who needed flowers for a photo shoot, helped arrange the weekly vases for the rich and famous, and I even made a bouquet that was presented to Princess Diana!

I then found myself working at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium. There I learnt to deal with all sorts of situations and make many kinds of floral tributes. Between all of this I worked on the Radio Drama Company at the BBC, recording radio plays and much more. I worked in the West End, at many repertory theatres, and worked with Alan Ayckbourn.

I moved back up north and did a stint on Coronation Street and many tours. In-between I did various jobs until I started gardening. I loved it and so the idea of Picking Posies was born.

Now I’m happiest in my boots digging, planting and watching it all grow. I love creating and coming up with ideas that fit each clients’ individual wishes.

At Picking Posies we can deliver a simple posie or something rather theatrical and dramatic. Just get in touch and tell us about your ideas and together we will come up with something that will make the soul sing.

– Becky Hindley