Brought together by their love of fresh flowers and their wish to further enrich the Northside neighborhood, owners Angela Barnett and Amber Neville have created Willow & Stock, an independent floral shop serving Iowa City and the surrounding area. Willow & Stock intends to serve the growing consumer desire for products created ethically and responsibly, while maintaining high standards of beauty, quality and customer care.
By sourcing our flowers as close to home as possible, Willow & Stock aims to show that flowers can be unique, beautiful and local. We source from area farmers using what they have available as the seasons change. Supplemental stock is brought in from greenhouse growers operating only in the continental United States with preference for the Midwest. Additionally, we are committed to eliminating waste whenever possible — we use biodegradable butcher paper as wrap, compost our floral scraps, and deliver by foot or bike whenever possible.
An Iowa City native with deep ties to the community, Amber left her career as a corporate librarian, a position she held for 11 years, to pursue a more creative field. Luckily, she has turned out to be a natural for floral design with a knack for creating arrangements using foraged and native flowers and plants. Amber lives in Iowa City with her husband, daughter and son. She loves reading, particularly historical fiction, and is a very amateur bird-watcher.
Originally from Sioux City, Angela has lived in Iowa City since graduating from the University of Iowa. She began working as a floral designer in 2000 while living in Alaska and never stopped. Angela, an experienced and talented floral designer, earned her Master Florist credentials through the Iowa Florist’s Association in 2006. Owning her own flower store has long been a dream of Angela’s, one that has been realized through the creation of Willow & Stock. Angela is an avid bicyclist and lives in Iowa City with her husband, two sons, two kittens, an elderly dog and a hamster who may or may not be hiding under the couch.