Our beautiful shop is named in honour of Lizzie’s maternal grandmother Millie Eleanor Watkins aka Millicent Bottomley. Our name, like us (and the original Mrs Bottomley) is a little quirky. We take great pride in delivering flowers that are whimsical, fun and different, and our name reflects that. Mrs Millicent Bottomley was a quite a character. She read, knitted and listened to the Archers or parliament simultaneously each afternoon. She also adored picking the seasonal blooms of violet and freesia along with fruits of the garden to preserve.
Millicent kept a 20lb wooden box of cox’s orange apples under her bed and loved a nip of sherry. We look forward to sharing more of her stories with you! We are sure that Mrs Bottomley would be tickled pink to be playing such a leading role in her granddaughter, and great granddaughters adventures.
Independently owned and operated, Mrs Bottomley’s Flowers provide abundant seasonal floral creations direct to your door. Shop Online today, and send flowers to friends, family or even yourself!
We feel that flowers and floral design do not need limitations.
Nature gives us such a beautiful array of flowers and foliage that mainly go unnoticed.
We want to encourage others to find inspiration everywhere they look. There is beauty beyond carnations and gerberas – in climbing roses, cherry blossoms, jasmine trails. Add them to a vase of simple blooms and they will be transformed.
Anything in your garden can be utilised, and its potential to impress fulfilled.
Settled in the beautiful Victorian styled Tannery Emporium in Woolston, Christchurch NZ, the team at Mrs Bottomley’s Flowers look forward to welcoming you to our inspiring home.