About Your Local Florist

'Inspired by the best that Nature Provides'

Willow and Bear Floral Design was established to showcase sustainable floristry techniques and locally sourced ingredients to create truly individual floral designs. 


With a long love of Art & Design and Horticulture, I draw inspiration from the colours, textures and tones from our amazing British countryside. Growing up in the Yorkshire Dales I learnt to design and plant garden spaces to bring colour and enjoyment to the home throughout the year.  Now growing many ingredients at home in York i have a wonderful supply of fresh foliage and flowers Willow and Bear are always available to create beautiful and natural arrangements. Designs and techniques are adapted throughout the year to best showcase floral seasonal change to provide seasonal designs. 

Foraging for ingredients to add to designs is a key part of my style which enables me to personalise arrangements to evoke fond memories of the flowers and foliage that we all enjoy in our gardens and throughout our countries stunning countryside.

With a background as an Occupational  Therapist, I also enjoy the opportunity to work with customers directly supporting everyone to fall in love with the best that nature provides and to find peace and comfort in engaging in an occupation that encourages the principles of mindfulness. 

Helen Emson



Willow and Bear Floral Design Ltd 

07967 331064

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York - England