Our History

A Portsmouth Institution

Flowers by Leslie was opened by Leslie Clough in 1966, and through excellent customer service and providing quality flowers, his shop developed a large customer base throughout Portsmouth and the New Hampshire Seacoast area. Five decades later, Flowers by Leslie is owned and operated by Jayne Densmore, who carries on Leslie's reputation for great customer service while also providing whimsical, trendy, traditional, and elegant flower designs using only the very best quality flowers.

Jayne Densmore has been passionate about flowers since she was a child. In 1991, she entered the Floriculture program at Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute, and ever since graduation has been working in the floral business in all sorts of roles. She eventually worked her way up to floral designer, flower shop manager, and, now, flower shop owner. Jayne is committed to continuing the tradition of providing the Portsmouth community and beyond beautiful, long-lasting arrangements for any occasion. The experience, knowledge, and passion for flowers that drove her to open her own shop also drives her to create the best floral experience possible for her customers.

Excited by the local revitalization and growing young urban vibe of Portsmouth's West End, Jayne plans to offer classes in floral design to spread the joy of working with flowers, and perhaps inspire someone else down the wonderful path of the flower industry. In the meantime, be sure to check out Flowers by Leslie's stunning flower arrangements, large selection of plants and succulents, and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Flowers by Leslie is proud to serve the Portsmouth community and will continue to provide exceptional customer service and quality products for many more years to come.