I am Brenda, founder & owner of Gardenalia, nestled in the foothills of the North Pennines just outside Carlisle.
My business really is my passion. I am in my element when I’m immersed in creating & styling, whether that be weddings & events, delivering my new paint workshops or even pottering at home. I love to experiment with different trends & at the moment I’m really excited about working on my new range of silk wedding bouquets.
I have always been a creative sole and I have worked in the floral industry for over 20 years. I have had the great pleasure of working with many brides and venues across North Cumbria & Northumberland as well as doing styling for private & corporate events. What is important to me is being able to have that personal relationship with my bride or client & it really is a privilege to be part of someone's special day helping them create their dream. We have a fabulous studio barn - if you're interested we’d love to hear from you.
While summer is very much about weddings, Christmas is a big deal here at Gardenalia & seeing my granddaughters face when she's sees my decorations in October is magical. Starting in October we run a programme of demonstrations right through to late December they book up quickly so get in touch soon.
I like to keep busy and I have always painted and decorated furniture over the years so now we have a dedicated workshop in our Garden Room we are launching some fantastic paint workshops in collaboration with Grand Illusions.
For more information please get in touch using the contact page.