Sarah Wilkins & Selina Marsden
Sarah and Selina have been friends for many years and both have their love of flowers in common.
Sarah has worked in the industry since she was 15 years old and while gaining experience in various florist shops in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, she decided that she wanted to gain the level 4 ICSF qualification and the Certificate in Education with the intention to teach floristry. Once completed Sarah taught floristry at Oakland College, St Albans and Bournemouth and Poole College for over 10 years. Unfortunately the department at Bournemouth and Poole college closed therefore there was an opening for a new adventure!
Selina worked within the floristry industry for many years and with a great passion in wedding designs she went on to achieve the level 3 ANCF and took part within a team to exhibit at Hampton Court Flower Show. Selina has always been a workaholic and as well as working in the floristry industry, attending College to gain her level 3, she also worked at her family garden centre. Her life time ambition was to have her own florist shop.
Sarah and Selina then decided that in the summer of 2012 they would bring together their experience, knowledge and passion for floristry and take over Corbins Florist. They have bought their own style to Brockenhurst and have a fantastic team on board.
Kerry is our full time florist and has a passion for funeral and sympathy designs. She is very creative and enjoys a challenge. John is our drivers and you will often see them dashing about delivering your beautiful flowers.
The rest of our Team
Corbins florist has recently undergone a radical makeover to complement it’s beautiful surroundings of the New Forest. Farrow and Ball paint, a Welsh dresser and an abundance of wooden crates and logs help create a Haven for all our fresh flowers, plants and bespoke gifts.
We are situated in the heart of Brockenhurst on Brookley Road where ponies, donkeys and cows roam freely and often drink from the water splash at the bottom of the road on their way to graze the open heathland that surrounds our village.