Our Story

Our first seed was sown in in 1952, when Eric and Bill Matthews bought their first nursery in Great Wakering in Essex.

They started growing Gladioli, Sweet Peas, Stocks, Wallflowers and Dahlias. After meeting a Dutch grower in 1959, they started to grow roses grafting on buds to produce rose plants which were eventually prepacked and sold to Woolworths, Garden Centres, Nurseries and Florist shops.

Joan joined the team

Eric‘s wife Joan, a Florist, opened shops which eventually expanded and developed into a wholesale flower and plant business.

In 1978 a treasured granddaughter was born, named Fay and Fays Flowers became a reality.

Due to the untimely death of Joan, Fays Grandmother, the shops were sold but never forgotten.

Now the opportunity has arisen to build Fays Flowers again as a direct supplier from the grower to the public throughout the whole of the United Kingdom.