It's more than a flower shop, it's an experience!
In the 50 years since its inception, Valley Forge Flowers has developed a reputation for producing innovative floral and garden creations... and so much more. Guided by the creative vision of Barbara King, owner of this family business, and her gifted staff who not only craft noteworthy floral arrangements, but also decorate private homes for holidays and special occasions, provide interior and exterior design support, and coordinate events ranging in size from intimate dinners to festively-scaled galas and weddings.
Valley Forge Flowers, consisting of the flower shop, the Barn and the Cottage all located in Eagle Village Shops in Wayne, PA, has been created to be a whimsical wonderland where virtually everything is possible. In addition to a stunning array of in-store choices of both fresh and silk flowers, Valley Forge Flowers also offers its patrons an eclectic range of furniture and accessories for the home and garden. Visitors to Valley Forge Flowers enjoy the experience of just being there as much as the 'treasure' they choose to purchase: the "my place" atmosphere customers feel is contagious.
Under Barbara's leadership, the business has expanded to benefit its diverse clientele with services atypical to other floral houses. The company orchestrates the design and execution of countless weddings, society and corporate events, charities and dinner parties. Barbara's team oversees every detail from linens and lighting to china and glassware.
No detail is too small for this highly respected floral company.
Barbara considers the international consortium of stylists with whom she works to be the cornerstone to the company's success. Whether designing the flowers for the Academy of Music's Anniversary Ball or planning events for internationally renowned figures in the media, entertainment and business worlds, her team successfully exceeds the expectations of each client.
To stay on top of trends, the floral artists travel to every major market and auction to find functional, whimsical accessories. To create the now legendary floral creations, Barbara works with growers in Holland to bring the very best to each Valley Forge Flowers customer.
In addition to praise clients lavish on Barbara and her stylists, Valley Forge Flowers also enjoys the adulation of the floral community. The floral company has received numerous "Best in Show" ribbons at the PHS Flower Show in Philadelphia, and multiple Blue Ribbons at the Newport Flower Show. For more than a decade, Valley Forge Flowers has brought to life the feature exhibit at the PHS Flower Show. Moreover, Barbara King is now a sought-after lecturer at numerous trade events and a regular gardening expert seen nationwide on QVC.
Barbara King, Owner Valley Forge Flowers
Barb's Grandfather in his original flower shop
Barb with her father, Jack
Barbara King's extensive career in the horticulture and design industries began at a very early age following in the footsteps of her Grandfather and Father, both floral shop owners and designers. From decorating homes and outdoor spaces in her childhood neighborhood, Barbara has created an outdoor design empire recognized nationally and abroad. "Growing out seems to be a pattern for me," says Barbara. "This is why I gravitate to outdoor living - the sky's truly the limit."
When questioned regarding her ever-growing success, Barbara King attributes it to a few simple yet profound ground rules of business:
- 1. Listen to the client
- 2. Exceed their expectations
- 3. Deliver impeccable service, top-notch quality, and did I mention - service, service, service!
The Barbara King Home and Garden Collection premiered in Spring 2013 on QVC. "Why not bring the comfort you enjoy in your home outside too?" Soon after, Barbara was asked by QVC to become the premiere Garden Expert, a role she relishes, "I get to talk about all the things I love the most - gardening, flowers - everything outdoor." This was the perfect fit as Barbara says, "Spoil yourself with the outdoors - it's the greatest gift of all."
Barbara's vision, interwoven with an abundance of appreciation for the very highest in quality in everything they do has been the hallmark of Valley Forge Flowers for the past 50 years, and ensures their ongoing success in the years to come.