With a new owner, new refurbishment and a new name, everything at Thyme St Mary’s florist in Ely is looking rosey

Garden Gate Flowers in Ely has been re-branded as Thyme on St Mary'’s.

Garden Gate Flowers in Ely has been re-branded as Thyme on St Mary'’s. - Credit: Archant

A florist in Ely is celebrating a new lease of life.

Skye McGuinness.

Skye McGuinness. - Credit: Archant

Garden Gate Flowers, on St Mary’s Street, has been taken over by florist Skye McGuinness – and the mother of three has revamped and re-named the shop, which is now known as Thyme on St Mary’s.

As well as a full make-over, Skye has invested in a new range of products, additional florists and delivery services.

Thyme on St Mary's has a new name, a new owner and new staff.

Thyme on St Mary's has a new name, a new owner and new staff. - Credit: Archant

And now she is all settled in, Skye is excited to get going in the city.

She said: “Having lived in Ely for over four years now I am very excited to be building the Thyme on St Mary’s business.

Skye McGuinness and Chanelle Rains.

Skye McGuinness and Chanelle Rains. - Credit: Archant


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“I’m very lucky to have some fantastic local florists in the shop and feedback so far has been very encouraging.”

Skye also enlisted the help of local interior designer, Chanelle Rains, to help her with her vision for the interior of her new shop.

Chanelle Rains.

Chanelle Rains. - Credit: Archant

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“Chanelle said: “We wanted to create a more inclusive and enjoyable experience for the customer which I hope people will appreciate when they see the new lay-out.”

The Cambridgeshire branch of Chanelle’s firm, Gramlick Designs, will also be based at Thyme St Mary’s.

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