In December last year we welcomed a new business to the local strip in Rohini St, Turramurra – Ipsen Botanica.
Ipsen Botanica is run by Holly Ipsen, a very talented and creative young lady with a passion for community and floristry.
After completing a Bachelor of Design at university, Holly fell in love with flowers and went on to study a certificate 3 in floristry while working hard to gain as much experience in the industry as possible. She freelanced for large events and worked with other florists to perfect her skills – while remaining focussed on her vision of starting her own creative floristry business.
Eighteen months ago Holly took the leap and started Ipsen Botanica in a studio in West Pymble but recently relocated to the beautiful space in Rohini St. The space operates as a joint studio and retail space, holding floristry workshops and producing large scale orders for weddings and events on site to complement her delivery and walk-in customers.
“This is the first time I’ve run a business so the whole process was very new to me. I have learnt so much but I don’t think you can ever prepare yourself fully for owning your own business – but you learn on the way!” commented Holly
With a very tight timeline to open up the new store before Christmas, Holly turned to the Turramurra Community Bank to help with her business banking needs.
“They went through the process and explained each step; it just made it an easy part of the business that I didn’t need to worry about. For me, such a great part of it is that you are actually dealing with people and you’re not put on hold. Everything is always explained so I can understand that part of the business,” continued Holly.
Holly loves designing the perfect arrangement to match client’s requests and revels in the wonderful feedback she receives.
As a special treat for our Community Update readers, Holly is offering free local delivery on all orders over $60 until the end of March. If you would like to see a great representation of her work, follow Ipsen Botanica on Facebook and Instagram.
Contact Holly on: 0407 431 207 or firstname.lastname@example.org to send someone a bunch of Ipsen Botanica blooms today!