Welcome to Ashville Design. I'm Jackie Nicholls, a multi award-winning floral designer, tutor, speaker and demonstrator from Somerset with a passion for artificial and fresh flowers.
At one of the biggest events
in Europe, as seen on BBC One’s Countryfile by 6.7 million viewers, I’m very proud
to say that from hundreds of stalls exhibiting in the Rural Craft Marquee, I was
unexpectedly announced the winner of The Audrey Lander Memorial Silver Salver (20th
year 2016) for my artificial flower displays.
That moment captured in the picture below is one I will always treasure.
Amongst other awards, I also won the 2017 Craft Cup for The Best Presented Stand at the Axe Vale Show in Devon.
One of my aims is to create
elegant, affordable artificial flower arrangements for everyone, like the one above,
at prices that won't break the bank. They range from under £5 through to £55;
after that the sky's the limit.
A qualified teacher, I also run workshops throughout
the year for people of all ages who want to learn the art of fresh
flower arranging. These are very relaxed and great fun.
When I'm not making my designs, teaching a workshop, speaking, demonstrating, or consulting with brides, I love walking around the rural countryside where I live.
Beautiful scenery and interesting people never fail to inspire