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Flower Makers' Museum

Flower Makers' Museum

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Tel: +44(0)1424 427793

Location:

Hastings

58a High Street
Hastings
E Sussex
TN34 3EN

The Shirley Leaf & Petal Company, an extraordinary family business which dates back over 110 years, can be found in Hastings Old Town. Despite its humble surroundings, the company has an extraordinary global reputation as a leading supplier of artificial flower and plant props for film, theatre and television productions.

The company produced the rose petals for Ridley Scott's 'Gladiator' and the giant wisteria for the set of the Broadway and West End production ‘Frozen the Musical’. Lady Gaga’s costumes and royal outfits such as one worn at a recent royal christening, all bear examples of Brenda Wilson and her team’s work. In the basement of the company's premises is the 'Flower Maker's Museum' where you can find out more about the company’s impressive client list and samples of her work dating back over 100 years. You may even be lucky to find Brenda there too.

Now you too can learn from the professional! Brenda is offering workshops to anyone wanting to learn some of her extraordinary skills. Using vintage fabrics and artificial flora and fauna, learn to make something special for a loved one’s wedding outfit or special occasion. An original gift for a special friend or relative. Workshop prices start at £25 for an hour and a half. Small groups or individuals. Enquire at the shop on 01424 427793.

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