Nikki recently spent the morning with readers of House & Garden for a 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.
The 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.
Nikki explained how she “dreamt of Bicester Village being an old manor house and the mall being a wild, overgrown garden – immersing shoppers”. Nikki and the Wild at Heart team scoured individual, original antiques from around the world to create various focal points within the mall..
Having given the Village its own identity, Nikki now plans to 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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