about us

Established in 1993, from our humble beginnings we have grown into one of the UK’s most revered floral decorating teams. Click through the images below to read our story.
the workshop

The Workshop

Based in South London, our premises occupy three vast railway arches linked by a huge day-lit atrium. Here clients meet Simon and the brilliant team to discuss their events, returning to view sample arrangements as their themes develop.



Born and raised in Warwick, Simon has been fascinated by flowers ever since he was seven years old and feels very lucky that he is able to work with them. He loves the buzz of creating dreams and magical settings within a world where everything’s possible, and the words, “can’t do” are never uttered!


The relationship we have with our clients is of great importance to us. This, combined with the pleasure in seeing events come together is what inspires our very personal approach to all our clients’ varied requirements, be they corporate receptions or private family celebrations.

“I am just writing to say how universally admired your flower arrangements were at the reception following the marriage of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on Saturday. They were quite magnificent and made an immense contribution to the decoration and atmosphere of the reception.”
Deputy Master of the Household
Windsor Castle

“We of course knew about SJL flowers – but my parents were completely blown away.  Not just by your flowers, but your kindness, your thoughtfulness and complete professionalism.  You have such a natural talent, not only with flowers but also with people.”

Sarah Allchorne
Bank America Merrill Lynch (about HER wedding!)

“You always make my job easier because of the picture you create in the venues. You and your team are simply the best and I love you for it.”

Maida Atkins
Director, Blackrock

“It has been marvellous having Simon’s wonderful floral artistry adorn Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons over the years. Simon has such a natural creative flair and we always welcome him to share his skills with us and our Royal Horticultural Society guests.

Raymond Blanc
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saison

Simon’s originality and inventiveness, coupled with a real knowledge of flowers makes him, for me, a matchless florist.”

Alan Titchmarsh
The Alan Titchmarsh Show

“Simon Lycett is the most inspirational floral designer working in Britain today. It’s impossible not to be revved up by his infectious enthusiasm.”

Giles Kime
Deputy Editor, Homes & Gardens