The gateway to the Dales - Barnoldswick is a small historic town in the north-west of England. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086.
House of Flowers is a more recent edition- established in 1992. Our customer base is as wide as it is varied, including loyal local customers and attracting individuals and families worldwide.
Whether you are looking for modern, traditional or contemporary, at House of Flowers we can deliver locally, nationally and internationally.
Deciding to become a florist aged 15, Mellissa began 3 years of training at Myerscough agricultural college. In 2004 Mellissa joined Gail at House of Flowers on a temporary basis but enjoyed the job, welcoming atmosphere, customers and friendly people of Barnoldswick, so much that she stayed. Mellissa has numerous hobbys that include
roller skating, bowling ,cycling, walking, cooking/eating, power kiting and kite buggying when time allows.
John joined his wife Mellissa at House Of Flowers, on a permanent basis in 2017. He describes himself as a gopher and is an indispensable member of the team. John does all of our deliveries and on special occasions you will find him in fancy dress. During lockdown he went viral with 50 lockdown dances in fancy dress which kept everyone's spirits high. John's other hobbies include kite surfing, skateboarding, cycling, bowling, zumba, salsacise, boogiefit, cooking/eating and baking.
Dee is our newest edition to the team and has been with us since September 2021. As an artist and designer, Dee has a keen eye for colour and all things floral. She often uses her love for the flowers to inspire her drawings. Dee is a keen runner, walker and cyclist. Not to mention a huge dog lover and spends her free time exploring outdoors with her dog Quinn and partner Sam.
Sadly Gail passed away peacfully in her sleep at home on April 7th, 2012. She was just 55 years old and her loss has been felt immensely. Not just by her partner, son and family but by her many friends and the people of Barnoldswick, who over two decades came to understand how much she cared about them and their community.
Gail started in floristry in 1976 just as a "job" but took to it well. After being awarded student of the year two years running, her training in Wakefield, Manchester and London, Gail establised House of Flowers in 1992. During this period she also freelanced- this took her to Hong Kong, Belgium, Iceland, Portugal, Italy, the Channel Islands and more recently the USA. Gail enjoyed the many challenges of running her business and putting what she had learned into practice. When the luxury of time allowed she enjoyed riding her Harley Davidson Softail, playing tennis and loved her dance classes.
Now, Mellissa Beckley, Gail's good friend and long term colleague continues the House of Flowers tradition of providing top quality floral produce, along with excellent personal service and attention to detail.
In Gail's passing the people of Barnoldswick have lost a true friend.