About us

shirley snells storefront

Opened in 1969, Shirley Snells Florist is one of the longest established florists in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Nick Pearce & Sam Coward bought the business from Phil and Jill Jolliffe in December 2021. The shop originally opened in 1969 by Mrs Shirley Snell & was owned by Phil & Jill since 2006 and is still going strong. Jill worked alongside Mrs Shirley Snell and later became the manager before becoming co owner in 2006 with her husband Phil.

Shirley Snells truly is a family run business as Nick has become the 3rd generation to work in the florist industry following in the footsteps of Jill who is Nick's mother and his late grandfather Stan Abbott. Nick & Sam managed to share their exciting new venture with Stan before he sadly passed away in October 2021. Nick & Sam both have numerous years of experience in customer service and retail and are relishing the challenge of working in a new industry and making sure that Shirley Snells still lives up to the high standards, service, quality and affordability whilst driving the business into the future and exploring avenues to expand the business whilst ensuring Shirley Snells continues to be a part of Salisbury’s unique retail heritage.

Fresh flowers arrive every day (sometimes up to three times a day) from all around the world, enabling us to offer freshness, quality and an incredible choice of cut flower and plants. Our flowers and plants are conditioned, carefully stored and displayed, and arrangements are handmade to your bespoke requirements. 

Our ethos is all about a reliable and efficient service that is high quality, while still providing value for money. We won't settle for second best, providing excellent customer service and after sales advice in order to keep your arrangements at their best for as long as possible.

All photos used on our website are for guidance purposes only. Bouquets, hand tied and arrangements are hand-made to order by professional florists, none of our work is mass produced. While every attempt shall be made to replicate the image as shown, the florist reserves the right to modify elements of any design to accommodate seasonal changes and/or flower and material availability.

Full of creativity, chatter, and understanding, the team of qualified florists simply love working with flowers and they like to keep up to date with the latest trends. From a simple bouquet, an arrangement, wedding flowers or corporate flowers we can arrange them all with passion, flair and expertise. The team are very knowledgable, helpful and always understanding. 

Our staff are dedicated to producing the highest quality designs tailor made for you. We can create traditional, modern or contemporary bouquets and arrangements, be it a wedding, a funeral or a gift, you bring the thought and we will bring the flowers.

We are able to provide an excellent local delivery service in our own van, and also as a member of eFlorist we are able to organise national and international deliveries.

If you don’t see what you want then please phone 01722 329152 or pop into the shop. From simple to sophisticated, fun to fantastic, we are here for you.

Nick & Sam, owners of Shirley Snells Florist