About The Hall of Flowers

"She believed she could, so she did"

Welcome to The Hall Of Flowers!  I'm Charlene Brookes, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and I heart floral design!

Working with and 'arranging' flowers for years as a hobby while doing my 'real job' (in the HR world), I always wanted to open my own Florists.  In fact my colleague and I used to daydream together about exactly that.  She was going to run the little tea rooms next to my Florist shop so our customers could buy beautiful flowers and have a lovely cream tea afterwards!  Sounds idyllic, doesn't it?!  Never did I believe the dream would become a reality.  

There was no seismic shift that made me give up my job (a global HR role with an investment bank no less!) and follow a long-held dream.  I just did it.  That sounds easy doesn't it? It was, I think.  I still broke into a cold sweat at losing a regular salary and it was scary - but I wasn't scared.  In fact, once I made the decision it was easy.  I booked myself on a course to get a 'proper' Floristry qualification and it took off from there.

Now I have some of the loveliest, regular customers and I get to be part of people's happiest times as well as giving some love at their saddest.  I even won a Bank Of Ireland UK small business competition a few months after opening!  

This has been a whirlwind, no doubt but I love it.  Get in contact with me if you think I can help produce your designs whatever the event or occasion!