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Coffee and carnations

Events, NewsJoanne EisemannComment

July 2018 | Wendy Laing

LACK OF room and space for expansion prompted the recent move of Deloraine floristry business ‘Found In Earth’.

Proprietors Carolyn Atkins and Ashton Howe formerly operated their florist and coff­ee shop in Emu Bay Road. However, over time, they realised the location had become too small to accommodate their growing business.

With this in mind, they have moved Found in Earth to larger premises at 29 West Church Street, next to Becks Hardware.

Although originally a teacher at Deloraine Primary School, Carolyn also has a horticultural background, and always had a vision of opening a florist shop.

The business is run in partnership with barista and videographer Ashton Howe.

“We needed more space to design a wedding concept area,” Carolyn said, “where, with our assistance, couples can be inspired by viewing Ashton’s wedding videos, discussing their inspirations, and creating a style to suit their special day.”

The barista and delivery person for their shop, Ashton, who grew up at Caveside, will also be the marriage videographer. Over the past four years he has specialised in filming and editing wedding videos throughout Tasmania.

Their long-term goal is to become the go-to shop for both local people and tourists, with the organisation of weddings becoming a big part of the business.

They also plan to use the upper story of the shop as a bridal preparation area and to run workshops.

‘Found In Earth’ provides flower arrangements for events such as birthdays, funerals and special occasions.

While enjoying a coffee, patrons can indulge in vegan-friendly and sugar-free slices and cakes.

Opening times are 9.30am to 5.00pm on weekdays, and 10.00am to 2.00pm on Saturdays.

You can contact ‘Found In Earth’ by emailing, or via their Facebook page and Instagram. Online orders are available through their website, visit

Photo | Mike Moores