Florist shop now in bloom
Everything is coming up roses for an Alton St florist, who after studying art at NMIT, now has a steadily growing business next door.
About six months ago florist Maree Corrin opened Imperial Rose Flowers on Alton St, next to the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, where she studied.
She moved into the building previously occupied by Ka Pie Kitsch'n, which closed last August.
Since then, she said interest had been increasing and she had been getting busier, purely as a result of word of mouth.
"It seems to take a little while," she said.
She caters for weddings, school balls, and other events, and her proximity to Nelson Central School and NMIT meant students and staff could pop in to buy a bouquet.
About a decade ago she owned the Flower Room, a florist in the City Centre Arcade, but gave that up when she had a baby.
She then spent four years studying towards a Bachelor of Visual Art and Design, something she had "always wanted to do", she said.
The knowledge she gained in her degree, and her skills as a florist had influenced each other, she said.
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