About us

Sweet Pea is a floral atelier, workshop and retail space led by Marianne Johnson. Based in east London, our studio specialises in producing truly original, innovative floral designs for events, shoots, workplaces and weddings throughout the UK and abroad.
Our Philosophy

We are excited by every new commission we take on, and approach each one from the drawing board.

At the heart of our studio practice is a love of the shape and form of flowers, combined with a creative edge. We’re passionate about celebrating nature in our installations and working with seasonal flowers and foliage helps us to keep within nature’s own cycle.

We are, and always have been, committed to finding ethical, sustainable solutions to the challenges within our industry. From using recycled packaging and wrapping, to donating waste flowers and plants to Flower Angels (a charity the promotes wellbeing through flowers), we are continually looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint and benefit the local community.

Our approach

At Sweet Pea, our passion for flowers starts early – around 5am to be exact – when we arrive at the flower market to hunt out the best stems and foliage we can find. Working with local growers has always been important to us and we’ve been sourcing our blooms from UK suppliers wherever possible for over a decade.

Back at our busy studio, surrounded by hanging gardens and a bathtub full of flowers, we begin sketching designs for our installations. We create designs for venues and clients the length and breadth of London – and further afield.

Our clients

We’re proud to have established a reputation for our creative designs and personal approach and count among our clients Tate, the Natural History Museum, Mappin and Webb, and Linda Farrow.

We’ve worked in some of the capital’s most fascinating venues, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Claridge’s, RIBA and Kew Gardens and are pleased to be recommended by The Barbican, St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel and Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants.

The Telegraph’s 20 most creative florists

We are proud to be included in this prestigious list. The Telegraph noted:
“This most urban of florists is certainly inspired by nature, sourcing English flowers and foliage whenever they can”

About Marianne

With more than a decade’s experience at the forefront of floral design, Marianne is one of London’s most respected florists. Having trained under the iconic Jane Packer, she later worked for some of London most prestigious florists on luxury events and celebrity weddings. In 2008 she founded Sweet Pea to reflect her own intimate and artistic approach.

Born and raised in London, Marianne has always loved the city’s relentless pace and creativity, something that’s an endless source of inspiration to her. Yet she also craves the peace and natural beauty of the great outdoors. It’s this balance, between the vibrancy of the city and the beauty of the natural world that defines Marianne’s own individual style. Drawing on her love of colour and texture, she combines roma nce and wildness in rich, generous compositions that are both thoughtful and unexpected.

Her studio and shops are havens from the urban jungle; like calm oases in the midst of the metropolis.  They are bursting with full blooms, hanging plants and potted trees. It’s in these green and peaceful spaces that Marianne and her team create their designs, inspired by the city just outside.

Meet Ali
Flo flowers
Meet Flo

Marianne’s beloved dog who likes to do the “meet and greet” at the shop. She likes to have Saturdays off.

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