Green Parlour was created in the mid 1990’s during many discussions around the Sampson family dinner table about opening the best ever flower shop. We could not agree on the name until 1 February 2008, when we had to set up our new limited company. Nothing like a deadline to force a decision.

By May 2008 family members had left jobs, a lease had been signed and the shop fitted out. We were ready to open the doors of our first flower shop in Pangbourne!

What followed was many more firsts! The first customer, who has been our most loyal supporter ever since; the first delivery, the first wedding, the first funeral, the first dinner party, the first corporate account all quickly arrived. Then we recruited Pip, our first full time employee. We are now six!

We were welcomed by the Pangbourne residents and those in the outlying villages, who have been incredibly supportive during our first two years.

What sticks in the memory from the those lightening years are; our first birthday party which is well covered on our blog, Emma’s numerous appearances on BBC Radio Berkshire and our first Valentines’ Day, of which there are pictures in our Gallery.