Debra Hayes is a floral stylist and teacher. Her true love is flowers and she is around them everyday- she is passionate about the floral industry, her flower shop and teaching others though her workshops. You can also find her dabbling in home and garden styling and writing her first book in her spare time, but mostly she enjoys getting to know her customers, for they are what she loves about her work the most. “You meet the best people in this job and you get to be a part of the highs and lows in their lives, whether it be for a wedding or a funeral or just a little bunch for Mum – I never tire of the seeing difference that flowers and thoughtfulness can make in someone’s day.”
Debra's business is based at her home studio with a sunny veranda and garden outlook where she hosts her unique Signature workshop; complete with a trip to the flower markets and home cooked treats. Debra also runs larger event workshops in various locations across Perth and regional areas as well as being a travelling guest demonstrator. Debra has over 20 years experience in the flower industry. She is a self-taught florist who started her own business at 23 with no experience but loads of passion and hard work. After an incredible stint of 17 years as the creator of Manic Botanic Flowers Debra now fills her days with what she loves the most…arranging blooms, working with like minded creative’s and teaching others through her workshops. As a business owner, retail florist and teacher Debra’s wealth of experience shines through in her engagement with her clients and her students. She firmly believes that with a little guidance and flexibility everyone can find their creative side.
Debra also runs a busy retail store amongst the hustle and bustle of the Angove Street Collective in North Perth, a concept store of independent retailers.
Debra’s store within a store stocks a carefully edited selection of plants, garden and floral related home wares, and the cute little wood clad flower fridge has ready made ‘blooms to go’....everyday. Angove Street Collective's fresh take on retail has resulted in an inspiring, creative and collaborative space with fashion, homewares, flowers and coffee shop thrown in too. She is also available for 'botanical styling' - private consults for homes and businesses using preserved florals and plants to enhance your space.
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