Hello! I’m Bethan, and I run Bureau Botany from my workshop in a village called Farnhill, not far from Skipton (just under an hour's drive from Leeds city centre) on the North/West Yorkshire boundary.
I did my degree in Graphic Design & Illustration, and whilst studying worked on a number of projects building large art installations for festivals and events. After I graduated I landed a job in fashion as a Visual Display Assistant at a luxury department store doing the interior store displays and window displays; and it was here that I first dipped my toes in to the world of floristry. We started making floral displays for the store, and for events and I was sold!
I loved working as a florist, but I wanted to combine it with my love of designing and building props. I was also tired of seeing the same thing on offer for brides-to-be in the North; I wanted to make it easy to create a laid-back, off-beat, stylish wedding where every last detail has been considered. I wanted to create a brand that was not only a wedding florist; but also a one-stop-shop for free-spirited style. It was here that Bureau Botany was born.