About Sarah Horne
Sarah L Horne.
Sarah Horne, is an international designer, working in the USA, Canada, France and Spain as well as widely throughout her native England. She is owner of the award winning Sarah Horne Flowers which has been established now since 1980. Sarah is also an industry consultant working for clients such as BBC television, the Flower Council of Holland and Interflora.
Inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers at the Seattle Symposium in 2005, Sarah has attained three Chelsea Gold medals alongside silver gilt and 2 bronze medals for Professional Floristry from the RHS at The Chelsea Flowers Show. Sarah also won the prestigious title of Chelsea Florist of the Year 2011. Her shop has also reached the national finals of the UK Flower Shop of the Year four times (every time that they have entered it.)
Sarah has an infectious passion for the floral industry and is a keen advocate of continuous professional development. She is a member of the European design group, Pandora’s Box and has attended their training workshops all over Europe, with such esteemed lecturers as Gregor Lersch, Tor Gundersen and Per Benjamin.
Sarah has taught widely and much of her time has been spent on stage demonstrating her design skills to a diverse range of audiences. These range from small intimate groups of flower lovers, to contemporary flower clubs around the country and through to a 1200 strong audience of professional florists at the AIFD national symposiums in Chicago.and Boston USA, Competitions are a large part of Sarah's life and she has competed in the BFA Florist of the year and the Eurofloral Trophy in France alongside Chelsea Flower Show and the Interflora Florist of the Year at which she won the Bridal bouquet of the Year.
One of Sarah’s greatest pleasures is creating intricate bridal designs. This stems from a time when she supplied clients such as Liberty of London and Jenners of Edinburgh with handmade bridal headdresses formed using the silks from bridal gowns. her and her talented team now use her intricate techniques to weave fresh flowers and plant material together with delicate crystals and beautiful decorative wirework for their brides.
Sarah’s design work has been widely published throughout the UK as well as in countries such as Russia, Spain Canada and the USA. In 2008 and 2010 her work was featured in The International Annual of Floral Art, her own book Botanical Art, For Your Eyes Only was designed in collabouration with Jo Jarvis AIFD and caused quite a stir with the inclusion of the gorgeous Gavin draped in only flowers whilst practicing yoga.
The Sarah Horne magic is now available to order for Nationwide delivery through the gorgeous online store www.sarahhorne.net
Also an exhibited pen and Ink artist Sarah's drawings are for sale in the Warwick Street showroom.
When asked, Sarah attributes her enthusiasm and passion for all things floral to her late Mum Jenny, who established the business over 30 years ago with an aspiration to conquer the world!