Hey there! I'm Helen and I created Lime Tree Bower - a floral design and education studio based in Sydney, Australia.
I'm known for my signature artistic designs that are bold, whimsical & highly textured.
I'm also deeply passionate about sharing my craft to teach & inspire flower lovers how they can turn their hobby into a badass business, including an online course and business tips for those passionate about starting up their own wedding and events floristry business.
I've had a life-long creative addiction since childhood. When I was a kid, I'd religiously watch Art Attack on TV twice-daily, followed by multiple craft projects of my own inspired by the show.
After nearly heading down the path to study fashion design, I ended up studying business and foreign languages. Spending a year in Paris in 2009 for a study exchange reignited my artistic passions and entrepreneurial spirit.
Following university, I began working at a software company during the day, and blogging / crafting at night, whilst also fostering a balcony garden on weekends. My appreciation for flowers grew as I nurtured seeds into beautiful specimens, like tulips and chincherinchees. I started teaching myself how to make terrariums and arrange flowers. And fell in love with it all.
What started as a hobby in late 2014 slowly grew, with the support of friends and family, and I soon began designing and creating bouquets and floral arrangements for weddings around Sydney.
When I'm not floral-ing it up, I enjoy practising yoga, watching Australian football, and feasting on cinnamon donuts.
My floral designs
I'm known for my artistic and whimsical floral designs. My art is inspired from my love for fine art and wanderlust.
Passionate about supporting the local growers at the Sydney flower markets, I love making use of fresh, seasonal flowers as much as I can in my floral designs.
The services I offer include: wedding bouquets, ceremony and reception floral decor, events floral decor, workshops, gift terrariums and special bouquets made to order.
My philosophy & values
I'm passionately creative, courageous with colour, and daringly disruptive.
I believe there is a creative ambition inside all of us, and am on a mission to help floral lovers cultivate their creativity and inspire them to follow their dreams. I truly believe creativity runs the world.
Be authentic. Love local. Grow the world's creativity.