2013-03 - Pyrus

Fiona Davies

Photos of Pyrus' s Demonstration

It is now March and we still have snow! However our Demonstrators on this snowy evening certainly brought us a taste of Spring. “Pyrus”, based in East Lothian, was set up by Fiona Ingles and Natalya Ayres to promote a more natural approach to floral design. Although their business is mostly weddings and corporate events, they came to Aberdeen to share their enthusiasm for all things floral with us. Twenty years ago, 45% of flowers purchased in this country were British grown, a proportion which has now dropped to around 5%, but as more people become aware of the environmental costs of the imported flower trade, this is starting to increase again and a search of the internet turns up a good number of British growers. Fiona and Natalya have branched out into flower production on the estate at Coulston and hope to grow a lot of their own material in the years to come. It was a delight to welcome Fiona and Natalya to the flower club, their passion all things natural shone through and their enthusiasm for their work was infectious. We wish them all the best in developing their own cutting garden and perhaps they will return to Aberdeen in a different season to show us more of their “Natural Approach”.