About Us

Who we are

We are a team of flower-loving, passionate florists who feel incredibly lucky every day to bring joy to others and to be a part of some of the biggest events in our clients’ lives.

The business was established in 1991, making us one of the oldest florists in Edinburgh. Frances became the proud owner in 2020 – not many people were taking over businesses in the middle of a pandemic but Frances was that person and it was the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Simpson’s Florist.

As a small family-run business, we hope our personal approach is evident when customers call or visit us in the shop. Caring and friendly, we want people to feel at ease with us, so when it comes to their vision, whether for a wedding, funeral, event or gift they are left feeling listened to and happy. We love meeting our customers – whether in person, on the phone or by email and social media. If you need flowers for any occasion we’d be delighted to help.

Frances' Story

I came to floristry as a second career after spending fifteen years in corporate retail as Head of Sales Operations for a major supermarket chain. Having studied languages at university, I did not set out to be a florist but with a long-time love of flowers and a desire to make the world a more colourful place, I decided to follow my heart and left my retail career behind.

Fast forward to today and I am lucky enough to now have a team of dedicated, talented and innovative florists who share my passion and desire to create beautiful, bespoke, handcrafted arrangements from both fresh and dried flowers. I have learned floristry on the job which has given me a real understanding not just of textures, forms, and styles but of the love, instinct, and care that go into every design.

All the team members have their own natural style but everyone is highly trained in multiple styles of floristry, meaning that we can help with whatever you’re looking for.

We love an opportunity to show what we’re capable of and in 2022 we were proud to take part in the prestigious Fleurs de Villes exhibition at the St James Quarter in Edinburgh alongside fifteen other Scottish florists. The whole experience was incredible, so we were really delighted to win Best in Show with our Frida Kahlo mannequin. The event moved to the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh for 2023 where we were thriled to win the Florists’ Favourite award for our installation, which included a Rainforest room and a mannequin representing the Chinese lantern festival.

As a small family-run business, I oversee everything and I hope that this personal approach is evident when customers call or visit us in the shop. Caring and friendly, I want people to feel at ease with us, so when it comes to their vision, whether for a wedding, funeral, event, or gift they are left feeling listened to and happy.
We love meeting our customers – whether in person, on the phone or virtually. If you need flowers for any occasion we’d be delighted to help!