Nicole Barnes, owner of Wild Thyme, has been in the floristry business for over 30 years. During this time Nicole has built a fine reputation for her innovative floristry style, intuitive flair, expertise and reliability – while taking an individual approach to each client.
After training at Southwark College and passing 3 yearly stages of City & Guilds Floristry Examinations achieving ‘distinction’ grades in each year, she embarked on two further years of study – resulting in the National Society of Floristry Diploma NDSF.
After her extensive training, Nicole went on to manage a chain of florists in Berkshire and created designs for clients including Bruce Forsyth, Ringo Starr and Royal Ascot racecourse. Nicole then opened her very own shop, Wild Thyme, in Guildford in 1986.