Liane Madden

Me? Happy with my plants, happy with my flowers and even happier in my shop. A bit eclectic in taste, a little quirky and a little off beat because thats me and I always want to have something different. I’ve been a corporate girl, a self employed girl and an unemployed girl. I’ve been to TAFE and to Uni. We are all the sum of our many parts and these are just some of mine.

I’ve been a florist for over 15 years and in my shop for 10 and I really want to get ‘it’ right for all my customers.


I’m up before dawn and at the markets 3 times a week to source the freshest flowers so you’ll always have the best pick. I love a good hunt so I’m happy to go searching for that special something.

About stems with style

Tracing the history of the shop, I found that it had been a retail florist for almost 20 years when I took over. I love the thought that I am carrying on tradition and that the community has supported small retail businesses including a florist for all that time. I in turn support the local and wider community.

I am a member of Interflora and Direct2Florist which means I can organise delivery of flowers, gifts and plants Australia wide and World wide.

There is always a range of unique house plants and giftware. Something for everyone.

I am part of the American Express Shop Small program where AmEx supports small business by rewarding its customers for shopping at businesses like mine.

History

I bought an established but struggling retail florist shop in 2011, renovated and rebranded and focussed my time and energy on quality product and customer service. Part of an ever changing strip of shops and cafes in the heart of St George. Close to trains, buses and hospitals, Penshurst is a bustling little shopping community.

Awards & Achievement

Winner Excellence in Customer Service 2016 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards
Highly Commended Excellence in Retail Services 2016 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards

Winner 2012 Excellence in New Business under 12 months Hurstville Council Excellence in Business Awards
Finalist 2013, 2014, 2015 Hurstville Council Excellence in Business Awards

Finalist – Outstanding Florist – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 St George Local Business Awards

Finalist – Florist Category – 2014 Australian Small Business Champions – one of 8 national finalists
Finalist – New Business under 2 years – 2013 Australian Small Business Champions – one of 6 national finalists