I am utterly addicted to flowers and making people smile! Sunflowers are my absolute favourite but anything with berries, branches or a good fragrance makes my day! I first started The Willow Branch after finishing my apprenticeship in 2012. Originally the idea began as a blog for art, floristry and life but eventuated into so much more. Building our family around local talents and what our community has to offer has extended into the dynamic team we have today. I am so grateful for the family we have grown and the opportunities our town has presented us.
In my spare time you can find me patting dogs, roasting vegetables, reading books on flower farming or having a bath with a cup of tea.
My finance Brad and I travel down to Epping three days a week to bring you the freshest and most diverse produce available, and we have been able to meet so many amazing local and knowledgeable growers along the way that we can now call friends.
We hope that in the future our team can continue to celebrate the best of our community and bring joy through flowers, plants and artisan crafts to all of our loved ones.
Hi, I’m Ruth.
One of my earliest memories is my mom picking a bright yellow Alaskan poppy from a gravel bar in the Alaskan wilderness and handing it to me. I remember holding it tight and wondering how it got so bright. My family has been connected to the land for generations, they’ve instilled me with a curiosity for how things work and a deep seeded awe of our universe.
My work life has been diverse and I’ve had the privilege to work with some interesting and talented people.
These days you can find me working through the never ending list that is keeping a small acreage tidy and planting the first seeds for our future cut flower farm.
Hi my name’s Sally,
I would describe myself as a late bloomer in to floristry. After devoting my early years to travelling and towards a career in interior design, I soon realised that my passion laid beyond the four walls of an office cubicle and more closer into living and working from a quiet corner of Gippsland with my partner, two dogs, alpacas and chickens.
I’m naturally drawn towards art and design and have found great comfort in being able to express myself through mother natures bounty. It brings joy and satisfaction seeing some thing as simple as flowers make someone feel inspired, healed, comforted or loved.
A goal for the future is I would love to maintain my own cutting garden with my partner, own a pony and maybe get bees 😊 We try to live simply and consciously and are getting better at it.