POSTED May 11, 2017 1:19 pm IN: ,

Nikki recently spent the morning with reader’s of House & Garden for talk on all things landscaping and flowers. A select few garden enthusiasts joined Nikki and Carole Annette, House & Gardens Retail and Promotions Editor, for an inspirational brunch at Bicester Village. At home in the intimate setting, Nikki revealed how she forged her career as a luxury florist and more specifically, how her relationship with Value Retail has taken her down a very different path of landscaping.Nikki_Tibbles_Brunch_Bicester_Village - 108Nikki_Tibbles_Brunch_Bicester_Village - 93Nikki_Tibbles_Brunch_Bicester_Village - 128Nikki_Tibbles_Brunch_Bicester_Village - 16The ongoing two year project with Bicester Village has seen Nikki successfully transform the mall into an abundant ‘English Country Garden’, with each of the 180 still life vignettes changing throughout the seasons to mirror the surrounding Oxfordshire Countryside.

_A0A8242Nikki explained how she ‘dreamt of Bicester Village being an old manor house and the mall being a wild, overgrown garden – immersing shoppers’. Challenging industry experts, Nikki and the Wild at Heart team scoured individual, original antiques from around the world to create various focal points within the mall. As well obtaining plants, herbs and trees from nurseries around Europe to create unimaginable yet stunning combinations. With incredible attention to detail the evolving transformation of Bicester Village has surpassed all original concept’s gaining recognition from notified industry experts and publications. _A0A8250Having given the Village it’s own identity, Nikki now plans expand her creative talents to various different retail destinations across Europe – with her next project taking her and the team to Kildare Village, Ireland this week…

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