ABOUT

 

We love what we do and it is reflected in our stunning flowers, unwavering attention to detail and friendly, professional service.

We deliver flowers throughout the Marlborough region (free delivery to the Wairau Hospital and within the Blenheim CBD) for all occasions and can organise National and International delivery too.

Nina began her floristry career 22 years ago and her love of flowers and design continues to grow every day.

After training here in Blenheim and then travelling and working overseas, Nina eventually returned to New Zealand and worked in Wellington where the opportunities to work in the corporate world helped developed a passion for event floristry, designing for many parliamentary functions, movie premieres and lavish weddings.

Returning to Blenheim to open her own studio, Nina quickly earned her reputation as an innovative and creative floral artist, creating elegant arrangements and carving a niche in the thriving wedding destination of Marlborough.

Having served as a director on the board for Interflora Pacific Unit for four years, Nina enjoyed the opportunities and experience that came with the responsibilities of being a board member and working alongside like-minded colleagues, contributing to decisions and changes within the industry, and as Chairperson for the Marlborough, Nelson, West coast and Canterbury region – giving back to the industry as a mentor and as a qualified  assessor this sparked her devotion for teaching and training.

In 2010 – Nina was approached by Worldskills New Zealand to consider the position as the New Zealand “Skill Manager” for floristry, a very exciting role that involves running regional and national competitions - mentoring, training and preparing the top young florists in the country to compete at International level, representing NZ at both National and International Worldskills competitions.

Worldskills has given and continues to give Nina some incredible experiences within the industry and she has represented New Zealand as a “skill expert” and judge on many occasions, most recently selected as the International Chief Expert for floristry for Worldskills Abu Dhabi 2017.

 

2015 International Worldskills : Sao Paulo, Brazil – International deputy chief expert + judge

2014 Korea Worldskills National Competition : Seoul, Korea – chief judge

2014 Oceania Worldskills : Hamilton, New Zealand – NZ chief expert + competition manager

2013 International Worldskills : Leipzig, Germany – NZ skill expert + judge

2012 Global Skills Competition : Sydney, Australia – NZ skill expert + judge

2011 International Worldskills : London, England – NZ skill expert + judge

 

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pinkpoppie@xtra.co.nz      03 578 5152      PO Box 752, Blenheim 7240