Davies Florists of Newport celebrates 75 years of business this coming June, and for the entire month, there will be special anniversary offers to thank Newportonians for their custom over the past seven decades.

Voice talked to current owner, Johanna Davies, to tell us more about her family run business, here’s what she had to say:

“My grandfather Harold and grandmother Rose Hannah Beatrice first opened a stall in Newport’s Indoor Market in 1942,” said Jo.

“Harold had a nursery in Fairoak, where he also grew fruit and vegetables.

“I can always remember my mother Joan telling me about ‘Beatty’, as that what everyone called my nan, about the prisoners of war who worked at the nursery in Fairoak, of how well they were treated and how much they loved working there.

“They kept bees too, and when my grandfather used to smoke them to get the honey, my nan would have to gently take the bees out of my mum’s hair as they would get tangled in it when she played outside.

“Harold also made the first drop-style bouquet for her royal highness Queen Elizabeth II, when she visited Newport in the 1950s.

“Mum eventually took over the business from Harold and Beatty, as she had worked at the stall since the age of 10. Mum was the face of Davies florists, working right up to three months before she died in 2006.

“In recent times, we were asked to make flower displays and button holes for dignitaries at the Nato Summit of 2014, held at the Celtic Manor Resort, where we got to meet the Prime Minister of the time David Cameron.

“Newport has changed many times over the years, but somethings have always remained constant – it’s great to see the city on the rise, with lots of people from further afield visiting.

“My daughter Bethan is now getting involved with the business, but she’s only working weekends – so that’s the Fourth generation of Davies being here at Newport Indoor Market.

“We’ve had generations of customers use us too, as we’re a family run business that you can trust. You won’t get a better personal service anywhere else, and to say thank you to our very loyal customers, we’ll have some fantastic deals to celebrate this incredible anniversary milestone.

“So, pop along this summer and see what amazing deals we have for you.”

Davies Florists can cater for any special occasion, from weddings to anniversaries or just to brighten up your home.

Jo, with her friendly and helpful staff are always on hand to take care of all your floral needs, whatever the occasion.


Davies Florists

Newport Indoor Market 194 Upper Dock Street, Newport

NP20 1DB

01633 263577