Dolly grew up around flowers her entire life, her parents were flower enthusiasts with beautiful gardens and a house always filled with fresh bouquets. Dolly recalls her father never visiting someone’s house without something in his hand and they were either flowers or chocolates. This life around beautiful floras ignited a passion in Dolly, following the footsteps of her parents she developed a great love for flowers. Dolly began her hobby as a florist over 30 years ago, it was a passion project for her that she later created into a part time job.
Dolly opened up her own shop shortly after pursuing her hobby but she still wanted to maintain it as that, so she only worked 2-3 days a week with some evenings along with her day job for many years. Dolly owned a shop in North Surrey and then in Delta called Delta Flowers. After years in Delta, Dolly was looking for a change and Newton was just that. Here in Newton was where Dolly came across the struggling Surrey Flower Shop where she found a shop owner desperate to sell with very little business. Dolly was weary at first with the decision to take the shop on as its outlook was not very promising, however she saw its potential. The location was central and close to many event venues and she felt she had something different to offer from the owner at that time. Dolly felt she could turn the shop around, and that she did. She has now been the owner for 8 years and every year profits go up and she is only becoming busier and busier. With her central location and as the only flower shop in the vicinity, Dolly was able to capture a large market from individual customers to wedding venues and other large events.
Surrey Flower Shop offers a variety of services from balloon bouquets, teddy bears, birthday cakes, plants, and fresh flower bouquets for every occasion specializing in wedding and reception flowers. The shop specializes in many styles of bouquets from traditional, modern, contemporary, and garden. The shop also provides delivery service, with 80% of sales as deliveries along with same day delivery for most orders if needed.
Dolly has grown a solid clientele during her 8 years at the shop and has created a lot of business through word of mouth, which she says has been her best marketing tool. From what was a hobby has now become a fulltime job for Dolly, she hopes to go back to part time soon again. She explains the need for florists is high and that there is a shortage as it seems to be a dying trade in today’s generation, but she is hopeful to find more great florists so she can take a step back and hobby with it once again. Dolly has enjoyed great success here in Newton and especially loves it for its central location. The need for a great flower shop in the area keeps her here with its close vicinity to at least 6-7 wedding banquet halls and venues. She enjoys being in Newton and hopes to expand to a larger space eventually while keeping it in the Newton Town Centre. Surrey Flower Shop has been in Newton for 40 years, and Dolly plans to keep it here and continue to grow.
Mother’s Day is coming up right around the corner so support your local business and surprise mom with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Surrey Flower Shop by pick up or delivery!