From Little Buds grow mighty (faux) bouquets!
Little Buds is proud to be exclusively based in beautiful Northern Ireland!
This small family firm came about through the vision of Northern Ireland native, Laura-Ann Barr, busy mum of three little boys with an adoration of all things floral and feminine.
Her mum Heather (aptly named!) had grown up with flowers, becoming a florist in the family business as a girl and she passed on her love of florals to her daughter. At aged nine Laura-Ann famously became the Women’s Institute’s youngest member - just so she could go on the WI flower weekends! These overnight trips to special gardens all over the island of Ireland helped foster an obsession with arranging, choosing and the care of cut flowers – as well as breeding a love of tea & cake with the blue-rinse brigade...😉
Having spent her childhood surrounded by beautiful flowers and enjoying the treat of weekly bouquets as an adult, it was a slight shock when her kids arrived. She quickly realised that fresh arrangements were an extra hassle to maintain on top of looking after two little ones…and then baby George began to show signs of a pollen allergy! Disaster! She couldn’t actually live without flowers…could she?
Quick, time for faux!!!!
Laura-Ann with Barney & The Cottage Garden
Bertie and George with The Radiance
Searching online for solutions she noticed a gap in the artificial florals market. Individual faux stems seemed to be the norm, with few stores specialising in great quality artificial floral arrangements that suited her simple, unpretentious style.
Naturally a eureka moment followed! She realised she wouldn’t be the only one wanting easy, fuss-free luxury faux bouquets & plants - at reasonable prices!
Little Buds was born, and Laura-Ann now happily spends her time at Little Buds HQ designing unique faux floral arrangements with every day luxury in mind. Sourcing stems from all over the world, Laura-Ann curates each faux bouquet herself, choosing and combining each artificial element to concoct her signature feminine, realistic-looking arrangements.
We hope you love them as much as we do!