The Cortland Flower Shop in Carlton is to open its doors to the public for the first time this week.
Key points: Cortland FlowerShop owner and designer John Giddings says he’s been overwhelmed by the response to his floral shop and hopes the public is interested in seeing what the new business can offer Source: News.au, John Gaudens “It’s been a little bit of a rollercoaster of emotions.
I’ve been overwhelmed.
It’s been an honour to be part of the flower and flower shop community for so long, but it’s also been an absolute joy.”
People are talking about it, they’re talking about the flower shop in Melbourne, and the response from the community has been phenomenal.
“John Gidding, who started the Cortland Floral Shop in 1996, says the first thing that struck him was how much the community loved it.”
I have a family who are very flower-focused, and we’ve got a lot of flower-themed events and we have lots of children in the house, so it’s very important that we have an opportunity to talk to a wide range of people, to make sure we’re getting their ideas out there,” he said.”
It’s very rare to find a business like Cortland that’s open for public consumption.
“I hope it brings a little more people into the flower world and to the hobby as well.”
John says the Cortlands flower shop was inspired by his wife, Mary, who was passionate about gardening, and wanted a place to share their love of flowers with the public.
“She came to me and said, ‘I want to open a flower shop,’ and I said, you know, well I’m open to anything,'” he said.””
So we opened it, and she’s like, ‘Oh, I don’t have much experience in flower but I’ll make sure I take you on as a client.’
“Cortlands flower-inspired cocktailsJohn Gaudes said the Cortls are not your typical flower shop.
Cervals are not the type of shop where you’d walk into, you’d see a bunch of flowers and it would be just about flowers and you would buy something.
You wouldn’t see a lot more than a couple of things.
John Geddes said they wanted to make a floral shop where they could talk to the people who were interested in what they were doing.
So they made a cocktail, a flower-centric cocktail that’s pretty basic but has a lot going on.
It’s really simple and straightforward, but you’ll feel the results.
John said they’re not selling anything that they’ve never been asked for before.
John said that when they opened their first shop, they had to make the decision about whether they were going to sell the flowers or the flowers themselves.”
We were thinking, we’re going to make something that we can sell as a family.
I think we have that in common with the Cortlander family,” he explained.”
So I think people are going to come and see the flowers, they will be able to see the passion behind it and that’s what we want.
You can really see what the Cortlanders passion is. “
We’ve always wanted to create something different, something that is not just for the flower-lover, but for everybody.”
You can really see what the Cortlanders passion is.
We want to have an experience that is a little different, a little less mainstream.
“John hopes that people who like the flowers will feel at home with the store.
The Cortlands Floral Store will be open from Saturday, September 18, until Sunday, September 19, at 10am, and is open to all ages.