Zinnia Floral has a team of experienced and dedicated artisanal florists who have the expertise to provide flowers, bouquets and floral arrangements for any occasion, and are confident that by offering a same day delivery service, no customer will be left without their order. Our team are naturally passionate about flowers, but their passions extend to the town and region they call home. Our florists are certain that after sharing a brief history of the town, and the natural beauty on our doorstep, potential customers will see why the team feel so inspired and are the perfect choice to create whatever floral designs are ordered.
Nottingham is a city in the East Midlands region of England and with a population of over 330,000 it is the largest city in the region. The city is a relatively new settlement, with the first evidence of human occupation dating back to the Anglo Saxon period, when Nottingham Castle was built near the River Leen in 1068. The Anglo Saxon settlement was replaced by a French borough supporting the Normans in the castle and this later developed into a town based around the Old market Square. This is now known as the city of Nottingham. Famous for its links to the legend of Robin Hood, the textile and lace industry which thrived here during the Industrial Revolution and, in sporting circles, because of the two time UEFA European Cup winning football team of 1979 and 1980, Nottingham Forest. The city was also named a ‘City of Literature’ by UNESCO in 2015, and joined Edinburgh, Dublin, Prague and Melbourne as one of only a handful of cities to receive the accolade. This award was given because of Nottingham’s literary heritage which includes links to Lord Byron, D.H. Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe.
As can be imagined, an area once home to the mighty Sherwood Forest is awash with nature reserves and green spaces, which makes Nottingham and the region a perfect place to find diverse habitats and beautiful flowers and plants. Sherwood Forest National Nature reserve covers over 450 acres, despite being only a fraction of the size of the storied hideaway for Robin Hood and his Merry Men. The site contains a variety of trees, some of which are over 500 years old, but the most famous is the Major oak which still produces acorns despite having stood in the middle of the forest for at least 800 years. Sherwood Pines Forest Park is nearby, and is the largest forest that is open to the public in the East Midlands, spanning more than 3,300 acres.
Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan country house in Nottingham that is now home the Nottingham Natural History Museum, a deer park and some stunning formal gardens. Herds of deer have roamed here since the 14th century and the site is home to numerous habitats including wetland, woodland and grassland. There are over 90 red deer and 120 fallow deer on the grounds and they are truly a sight to behold. The formal gardens attract both amateur and artisanal florists and display a variety of bright and beautiful flowers that can inspire anyone. There is also a small Botanical Garden on the grounds which are home to various native and exotic flowers.
Attenborough Nature Reserve was opened by the great man himself in 1966 and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It covers 205 hectares and is home to numerous bird species and the flowers that attract them.
It is little wonder the florists at Zinnia Floral are so passionate about nature with such bounty on their doorstep! Our artisanal, expert florists have the knowledge and creativity to produce designs to brighten any occasion.