Letitita Tytheridge has been the sole owner of Letitia Florist for the past 40 years.
We are situated on Beach Road, Strand, in the famous Co-op Centre. The walkway to the centre is a blessing for us and we currently use it to exhibit some of our bunches of flowers to clients that hurry past, or the ones that like to take their time and browse around.
Our fantastic flower supplier, Oak Valley Flowers, deliver to us 6 times in a week. We completely trust them for the quality of our product, which is fresh flowers, and their service is impeccable. They even have a key to the shop to come in during the night when they deliver and put the flowers in buckets of water to ensure ultimate freshness.
My habit is not to be at work later than 7am in the morning and a normal day for me starts with sorting flowers and inspecting the quality of my products, even before the busy time of the day starts. Some of our biggest clients are Avbob and Doves, with whom we have had very good relationships for many years.
Our day to day jobs also includes sometimes crying with our clients and sharing in their sad times, or laughing with our clients and sharing in their happy times. The part of owning a florist which makes me the happiest is all the positive feedback and thank you's from so many of our grateful clients over the years. We try to keep our business personal and, although we are nearly in a city, we try to operate as if we are in the countryside, where we know most of our clients personally and understand their needs. Most of our regular clients are like family to us.
Friendly Emily from Bunches visits us at least 3 times a week and the availability of flowers has never been a problem for us.
I had the privilege to grow up in a home with a very creative mother and a garden which was bigger than a rugby field. In this garden, you could find every flower under the sun, with lots of different varieties of flowers, shrubs and greenery. She was very famous for competing in flower exhibitions and competitions and I was always the cleaner and helper. I always looked up to her, admired what she did and I was so lucky to inherit her skills and creativity. This will always leave me with loving and fond memories of her.
Have a look at Letitia Florist today!