The story behind Carol Gittins Florist

Carol Gittins Florist has been a local shop in the heart of Bishop Auckland since we opened our doors in 1996. Founded by expert florist Carol Gittins, who saw the opportunity to open an independent florist shop to share her love and creativity for beautiful flowers with the people of County Durham.

Local florist with a passion for creative designs

Carol grew up in the local area, and after leaving school her passion for design and creativity led her to train in Floristry at Houghall College in Durham. After gaining her qualification in Floristry,  Carol spent several years getting valuable hands on experience working at a local flower shop. From hand-conditioning stems, early morning flower deliveries to the busy buzz of Valentines Day and creating unique floral designs, Carol loved every second.

Finding the perfect shop premise on Newgate Street, it was the ideal location to open her own florist shop. Just opposite Bishop Auckland Main train station, surrounded by other local businesses and easy to find in the centre of town, Carol fell in love with the shop space and the natural light that floods through the front window.

Professional floristry for over 23 years in Bishop Auckland

Now a well-established florist in the heart of County Durham, Carol Gittins Florist has built a reputation over 23 years for beautiful, bespoke flowers expertly made by her and team of trained florists, combined with friendly and professional customer service. This was proudly recognised when Carol Gittins Florist was selected to become members of the elite Good Florist Guide.

Carol Gittins Florist are always pleased to be closely involved with the local community, and word of our floral creations has reached far and wide. In the past we have been honoured to be asked to design flowers for Royalty, The BBC and Politicians.