Tjikko Floral [pronouced chik-koh] is a botanical design studio, now based in the Tea Tree Gully area of Adelaide, South Australia. We specialise in intricate otherworldly floral installations, sculptures and arrangements for events, exhibitions, festivals, editorial styling, photoshoots and bespoke weddings and funerals.

Tjikko takes you on a journey through deep, forever unfurling interconnected ecosystems flourished with prolific biodiversity, floral colour, infinite variation, moist and mossy fern glens, dry arid outbacks, windswept shapes, native seedpods, coral-like organisms, dark mysterious creatures, translucent petals and futurist Utopian worlds.

Whatever you want it to be, wherever you want to be, Tjikko Floral will let you get lost in your own inner wilderness.



ETYMOLOGY
We take inspiration from Old Tjikko, a 9,550 year-old Norway Spruce, located on Fulufjället Mountain of Dalarna province in Sweden and one of the oldest known clonal trees in the world. The tree as you see it, is about 5,600 years old, but the roots have survived for much longer due to a process known as vegetative cloning (when the trunk dies, the root system survives and sprouts a new trunk). In the layer of debris accumulated around the trunk for thousands of years, it is possible to find ancient macro fossils of seeds, cones, needles, twigs and other remnants from previous ages.

SUSTAINABILITY
Tjikko is committed to sustainable and holistic, low earth impact floristry practices. We work with the seasons, sourcing local and Australian-grown flora from flower growers, nurseries and friends. We do not use floral foam and avoid plastics where we can. We sort our waste, compost our flowers and ensure our impact is minimised at every step. Despite their current popularity, we will no longer be using bleached, dyed or chemically preserved products in any future creations and will look to natural alternatives at every step.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Tjikko Floral acknowledges the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains as the traditional owners and custodians of this land on which we live and work, and recognise their continuing spiritual connection to the land, water and community. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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Margie Jean Lewis, creator of Tjikko Floral, is a nature loving musician, artist and floral designer. She trained as a florist in the UK, and lived in the lushness of Ireland for the last 12 years before moving back to her hometown, Adelaide, during the global pandemic in March 2020.

As well as botanicals, Margie continues to work as a solo and collaborative musician, vocalist and sound artist. Her botanic and music creations although differing in medium are rooted in the same wild, pulsing heart. You can listen to her music here.

If you would like to get in touch about a music related project or idea, please email margie.jean.lewis@gmail.com