Bedford Florist has had its membership renewed in the exclusive Good Florist Guide - the gold standard of floristry.
Acknowledged as the ‘little black book’ of the very best British and Irish florists, the Castle Road shop was awarded the prestigious accolade after undergoing a rigorous evaluation process.
Bedford Florist had to show that every part of its business is as gorgeous as the flowers … right down to the delivery vehicle.
Owners Andrea Mahoney, Brenda Bratt and Melanie Bratt-Ashton were over the moon to be included in the guide.
Melanie said: "We are delighted to be accepted into the Good Florist Guide again. We are passionate about flowers, design, quality and the service we give to each of our customers so it is wonderful to have this recognised.
"What’s special about our business is that we provide top quality flowers, and customer service, with fresh flower deliveries daily."
Caroline Marshall-Foster, editor of floristry’s industry bible The Florist magazine, and chief executive of Good Florist Guide, said: “You can buy flowers virtually anywhere these days. But nothing really beats the experience of receiving fabulous flowers from a truly bespoke florist and without it costing an arm or a leg.
"The Good Florist Guide is my way of sharing all that is good about floristry. It allows consumers to know that the florist they use is able and willing to go the extra mile and make all their purchases, big or small, truly special.”