A Tree in the House

A Tree in the House is a stunning ode – in words as well as pictures – to flower arranging. Part guide for the aspiring home florists, and part celebration of rural life in sync with nature, it celebrates the joy that flowers bring to our every day lives. 

Author Annabelle Hickson believes playing and working with flowers can help you become a better observer of the natural world. Anything that helps you focus on what is beautiful and interesting in your daily life, when so much can feel repetitive and mundane and ordinary, is worthy of celebration. Reverence, even. 

Annabelle celebrates the joy and simple, natural beauty that flowers bring to the home, with a focus on foraged and locally and seasonally grown plants. 

She provides ideas and instructions for flower installations and arrangements, covering beautiful, seasonal bouquets, flowers for friends and special occasions as well as table and overhead installations, showing readers that flower arranging,  even that of the most magnificent, enormous kind, is accessible, affordable and open to anyone who cares to give it a go.

Interspersed throughout are gorgeous snapshots of Annabelle’s picturesque rural life making A Tree in the House as much an aspirational window into rural life, as an inspirational guide to creating beautiful, simple arrangements. 


Annabelle Hickson is a writer/photographer/former-city-slicker who moved to a pecan farm in the Dumaresq Valley on the New South Wales–Queensland border with her husband, Ed. Annabelle combines freelance writing and photography with farm life and parenting their three children. She is a gardener, cook, reader and celebrator of the beauty in life. 

A Tree in the House is published by Hardie Grant Books and available in many book selling locations!

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