Celebrating 5 Years of The Farmer & the Florist Interview Series

Five years ago this month, I published a blog post that featured a little interview with a flower farmer that I had met at a workshop. At the time, I simply wanted to learn more about her farm and I thought blog readers might find her story interesting as well. That interview led to another. And another. And another. Soon after, the Farmer & the Florist interview series took root.

The series now spans more than 30 interviews with farmers, florists, authors, artists and entrepreneurs, including some of the biggest names and brightest talent in the flower world.

While some of the people profiled had clear, direct career paths, others were less conventional. Compiled together, their stories represent a depth of knowledge and a broad array of philosophies and business models. With honesty and humor, the conversations cross three continents and give readers a glimpse into the fascinating, flower-filled lives of these amazing people.

RanunculusTo celebrate the 5th anniversary of The Farmer & the Florist Series, I’ve listed and linked all the previously published interviews below. Plus, every Thursday for the next five weeks I’ll be posting an all new interview.

Next week, I’m thrilled to be welcoming back one of the most influential and well-respected leaders in the flower world: the renowned author, teacher and floral designer Ariella Chezar. We’ll be talking about her farm, her travels around the world teaching floral design and her newest book, Seasonal Flower Arranging.

Other upcoming interviews include:

  • Claus Dalby, famed Danish garden book author
  • Becky Crowley, the lead gardener at Chatsworth House, the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
  • Lily Stockman, the talented artist behind Block Shop Textiles
  • Nicole Land, floral designer, teacher and owner of Soil and Stem
  • Gracie Poulson, the founder of one of the fastest growing flower farm businesses in the United States, Grace Rose Farm

Farmer & The Florist Interview Series Collage

Catch up on all of the past The Farmer & the Florist Interviews by following the links below.

Note: titles with brackets around {Farmer} indicate interviews with growers; interviews with floral designers are noted with brackets around {flower delivery vancouver}.

Finally, I’d love to know what has been your favorite interview? Do you have a recommendation on someone you’d like to see featured in a future interview?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below. Please note: If your comment doesn’t show up right away, sit tight, we have a spam filter that requires we approve most comments before they are published.

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Grasses, Grains, and Pods

While I love growing lush, romantic blooms, there’s also something very satisfying about cultivating weedier, wilder bouquet ingredients. These unique textural elements add interest and depth to any arrangement with their rustic appeal, and they produce an abundance of cutting material from plant delivery vancouver

In addition, many of these materials can be dried and used in fall wreaths and arrangements, making them doubly valuable in the cutting garden.

One of the fastest and easiest ways to add unexpected magic to an arrangement is to tuck a few stems of ornamental grasses into the mix. In addition to bringing unique visual interest to bouquets, these grasses are drought-tolerant and easy to grow, and they bloom for months from just one planting. ‘Feathertop’ (pictured above) has been a mainstay in my cutting garden for many years. One planting will flower for nearly 3 months, and the more you cut, the more it produces.

The creamy white, fluffy seed heads look like they are dancing in the vase and are beautiful when combined with chrysanthemums and dahlias. Seed heads will last for 7 to 10 days as fresh cuts; no floral preservative is needed.
Broomcorn milletBroomcorn Millet Purple Seeded (pictured above): This unique grass is one of my all-time favorites to grow and cut. The deep green and black-tipped seed heads arch over from strong stems, resembling miniature, drooping broomcorn. Their elegantly draped, tassel-like blooms look amazing in late summer and autumn bouquets, producing abundantly for many weeks from one planting.

Seed heads can be harvested at almost any stage, from barely emerging to fully elongated. As stems ripen, they become longer and more deeply colored. Stems last for 7 to 10 days in the vase; no preservative is needed.
Frosted explosion grass‘Frosted Explosion’ (pictured above) is one of the most productive and profitable cuts I’ve ever grown. This grass cranks out buckets of stems every few days for a solid 6 weeks from just one planting.

The tall, stiff green stems are topped with glittering silvery seed heads resembling the fiber optic wands that were so popular during my childhood.

Seed heads can be harvested at almost any stage, from barely emerging to fully blown open. The more mature the stem, the larger the explosion grows. Stems last 10 to 14 days in the vase.
Bunny Tails grass‘Bunny Tails’ (pictured above): You won’t be able to keep your hands off this irresistible ornamental grass that’s as soft as a well-worn baby’s blanket. Compact plants produce graceful gray-green blades with elongated heads that turn a delicate cream color and soften as they age.

Everyone who visits the farm loves this grass! It mixes well with everything and looks fantastic dried. Fluffy wands catch slightly in the breeze; plant en masse for a real show.

Harvest at any point once seed heads emerge. Expect a vase life of 7 days; no preservative needed. To dry, wait until the pollen sheds, pick and hang upside down in a warm, dark place.

Amaranth: I have grown just about every variety of amaranth on the market, but I’ve found only a handful to be worthy of planting en masse every year. Some varieties of this plant are upright and full; others produce dramatic hanging tassels that are showstoppers in vase arrangements and wedding work.

Amaranth is easy to grow and a great choice for beginning gardeners. Seed can be started indoors to produce transplants or direct sown in the garden. Harvest when the tassels begin to elongate, and remove most of the foliage so the colorful ropes are more visible.

‘Green Tails’ (pictured above, right) is an extra-special amaranth that provides a striking backdrop to a garden bed or a dramatic addition to large-scale arrangements. Its long, chartreuse green tassels add texture and combine beautifully with both bright and pastel color palettes.

I discovered ‘Coral Fountain’ (pictured above, left) during a variety trial some years back and fell madly in love with it. The pendulous blooms are the most exquisite shade of dusty pink that resembles sun-faded velvet. It is perfect for dramatic, large-scale arrangements.

Mira amaranth‘Mira’ (pictured above) is an unusually formed amaranth variety with bicolored green and rose-tinted rope-like blooms that add stunning texture to bouquets. Long, thick, pendulous tassels resemble cascading dreadlocks, perfect for dramatic arrangements.
Quinoa redheadQuinoa is one of our new favorite bouquet fillers. ‘Redhead’ produces towering plants with a large stalk and multiple side branches covered in thickly seeded heads. As seed heads mature, they transition from lime green to smoky peach and eventually darken to magenta-cranberry.

Plants can be harvested over a long period of time after seed heads have formed. Expect a vase life of 7 to 10 days.
Orach is a fantastic plant I discovered in a friend’s veggie patch some years back, and I have been a huge fan ever since. The young leaves are edible and are often compared to spinach.

Early in the season, harvest the leafy stems en masse for bouquets. If plants are left to grow, you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous seedy stems that are wonderful in large midsummer arrangements.

Fresh stems used for their foliage last longest when you dip them for 7 to 10 seconds in boiling water directly after harvest; seeded stems do not need any special postharvest treatment. Both can last up to 2 weeks in the vase.

The Caramel Apple Mix includes brilliant Granny Smith green and rich chocolatey crimson. ‘Ruby Gold’ (pictured above) is an incredible variety shared with us by Frank Morton at Wild Garden Seed. Its eye-catching foliage is a glowing acid-green, and stalks are streaked with cranberry. Seeds are a blend of dusty rose and sunbleached moss.

Cress: This fast-flowering filler is a must-have for mixed bouquets and intricate handiwork such as boutonnieres and flower crowns. The tall, sturdy stems are smothered in beautiful silvery seedpods—like tiny textural beads—that aren’t prone to wilting or shattering.

Producing a bumper crop just 2 months from sowing, this garden workhorse is a winner. Cress is extremely quick to germinate, so I direct seed it in the garden every 2 to 3 weeks from my last spring frost through early summer for a steady supply.

In addition to using cress in fresh bouquets, you can easily dry stems to use as a fantastic addition to autumn bouquets and wreaths. To dry, hang bunches upside down in a warm, dry place out of direct sunlight.

A friend gifted me seeds from her ‘Pennycress’ (pictured above). Legend has it that Pennycress has been growing in the Skagit Valley since the year I was born. The bright, clean, apple-green stems are well-branched and loaded with round, textural seedpods. As seed heads mature, they turn the color of wheat.

This is a staple crop for me, and I sow it multiple times over the season for a steady supply. Pods come on all at once, so it’s perfect for succession planting. Pennycress dries very well, changing from green to glowing yellow and eventually to tan. It’s very easy to save seed, too.

Cress in the field‘Emerald Beads’ (pictured above), a new variety in 2020, is an extremely heavy producer with more delicate and more numerous pods than other varieties. The branched stems are upright with a graceful wave, making them useful and versatile in bouquets and arrangements.

Harvest when seed wands have fully formed to the tip. Expect a vase life of 10 days.
Jewels of OparJewels of Opar (pictured above), new for 2020, produces dense mounds of chartreuse foliage that give way to long, airy wands covered in tiny pink, star-shaped flowers that mature into miniature glowing red-orange beads. It’s an incredible plant in the late summer/early autumn garden and a must-grow for autumn bouquets and wearable flowers.

Harvest after flowers have dropped and seedpods appear. Expect a vase life of at least a week.
MignonetteMignonette, especially ‘Garden Mignonette’ (pictured above), is one of my newest favorite textural bouquet fillers. After the vanilla-scented flowers fade, they leave long, wispy wands of seedy stems that light up bouquets with their texture and persist in the garden until the first frost.

The little lantern-like pods also shift in color over time; as summer fades and fall arrives, they take on a cranberry dusting. Fresh pods will last 7 days. Mignonette is also a favorite of pollinators, making it suitable for the border as well as containers.

SileneTwo other gorgeous new 2020 introductions carry highly textural stems full of pod-like blooms that make bouquets sparkle.

Silene: ‘Blushing Lanterns’ (pictured above) produces tall, wispy gray-green stems covered in miniature pale green balloon-like pods veined with blush. As pods mature, they open to reveal snow-white petals.

Once petals drop, pods remain. They make a romantic and feminine addition to arrangements and are a must-grow for wedding work.

This extremely productive variety blooms abundantly from early summer through autumn. Silene can be harvested at any stage, and cut stems last 7 to 10 days in the vase.

Figwort (pictured above): This hardworking perennial will flower the first year from seed if started early. Waist-high branching plants produce an abundance of long stems smothered in chocolate and green hood-like blooms, similar to those of snapdragons.

Leathery, long-lasting flowers have a bitter, smoky scent, but they attract more pollinators than any other pla

 nt we’ve grown. In addition to being a great bouquet filler, figwort is a must-grow for the bees. Pick when stem tips are no longer floppy, and flowers will last up to 2 weeks in the vase.

Poppy pods are still a favorite in mixed bouquets. They are easy to grow and make a wonderful addition to any garden.

‘Rattle Poppy’ produces huge decorative seedpods that are as large as limes. The pods can be dried and used indefinitely. This variety and other breadseed poppies do best when direct sown, but slugs love them, so keep an eye out.

Shirley poppies yield a b

 umper crop of miniature silver pods with darker tops that are excellent for handwork, bridal bouquets, and dried crafts. All varieties produce equally well.

Amazing Grey poppy‘Amazing Grey’ (pictured above) sends up petite flowers that are the most haunting purple-gray hue, similar in color to ‘Nimbus’ sweet peas. We’ve never seen anything like it. Plants are vigorous and free flowering, and after blooms drop, they leave behind adorable, chocolate-capped seed pods.
Poppy‘Mother of Pearl’ (pictured above) comes in hues spanning dusty plum, cocoa-dusted white, cream with raspberry veining, and muddy eggplant. Long stems, refined flowers and adorable seedpods make this a perfect flower for wedding and wire work.

‘Supreme’ flowers all summer. This mesmerizing mix of white, scarlet, soft pink, and watermelon-orange looks like an old-fashioned silk kimono. Single and double flowers sway above clean, mint-green serrated foliage. Each fuzzy stem shoots up at least a half dozen buds, and as soon as one flower fades, another comes up.

One of the most ephemeral and delicate flowers we grow, Shirley poppies steal the heart of everyone who visits our garden. Pollinators love them too.

Readmore: Favorite Sunflowers for Cutting

Impressionist Painting Inspired Bridal Styled Shoot

We had the task and challenge of designing florals to give a feel of an impressionist painting. Together with Vancouver bridal gown boutique Kathryn Bass Bridal, Bespoke Decor, Jacqueline Anne Photo and Save The Date Beauty, we created a styled shoot full of light and movement, and telling the story of a bride getting ready on her wedding day - vancouver flower delivery

Read more: The 30 Best Options for Flower Delivery in Vancouver

The 30 Best Options for Flower Delivery in Vancouver

There are over 100 florists in the Vancouver area. I know it surprised us too. With so many different and diverse Vancouver florists how do you know who to pick?

We did the heavy lifting for you narrowing down the list based on reviews, prices, designs and customer satisfaction. Check out our list of Vancouver’s best options for flower delivery! Let us know who you picked in the comment section below!

NOTE: Because of the COVID 19 outbreak, we’ve noted the relevant service changes for some of the shops listed below. Most stores are still accepting online or phone orders as well as deliveries.

1.  Blooms Vancouver

Blooms Vancouver

BEST FOR Budget-friendly modern hand bouquets
DELIVERY FEE Free Same Day Delivery
WEBSITE https://www.bloomsvancouver.com/
PAYMENT Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Bank Transfer

Blooms Vancouver is a scrappy startup that has managed to win over the flower lovers in Australia because of their modern floral designs and lightning-fast flower delivery service in Vancouver. Their simple yet stylish hand bouquets are carefully curated and professionally handcrafted daily by their master florist. Because of their 90-minute flower delivery in Vancouver, the flowers arrive in perfect form and freshness every time.

Blooms Vancouver provides free same day delivery in Vancouver. The cut off for same day orders is 3pm.

2.   Davie Flowers

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Davie Flowers

BEST FOR Colourful birthday flowers
DELIVERY FEE Calculated at checkout
WEBSITE https://www.vancouverdavieflowers.ca/
CONTACT (604) 685-9111 | davieflowers@gmail.com
PAYMENT Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Do you need a fast florist that can deliver high-quality arrangements? Davie Flowers has got your back. This family-operated company has been proudly serving the Vancouver area for many years now and has no plans of stopping.

If you’re planning to send flowers soon, keep in mind that you need to place your order at least one day prior to ensure on-time delivery. Davie Flowers is closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

3.   Gardenia Flowers

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Gardenia Flowers

BEST FOR Elegant centerpieces
PRICE RANGE CAD 52.95 – CAD 799.95
DELIVERY FEE CAD 9.99 – CAD 49.99 depending on the area
WEBSITE https://vancouverflowers.net/
INSTAGRAM @dunbarflowers
CONTACT (604) 269-9234 | dunbarflowers@gmail.com
PAYMENT All major credit cards

If it’s personality you’re after, Gardenia Flowers is guaranteed to make any floral arrangement as personal as possible. Their 40 years of experience in the industry makes them one of Vancouver’s top choices.

NOTE: Their storefront is currently closed but they still take online orders.

4.   Studio Full Bloom

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Studio Full Bloom

BEST FOR Ethical rose bouquets
PRICE RANGE Enquire for prices
DELIVERY FEE Enquire for delivery fees
WEBSITE https://www.studiofullbloom.ca/
INSTAGRAM @studiofullbloom
CONTACT (604) 255-1866 | hello@studiofullbloom.ca
PAYMENT Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal

Studio Full Bloom prides itself as one of the best fairtrade florists in Vancouver. They are committed to providing their customers with ethically sourced flowers and plants to bring life and beauty to every household.

NOTE: They’re still open but they’ve reduced their store hours to 11 am – 3 pm. They also take online orders.

5.   Celsia Florist

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Celsia Florist

BEST FOR Handcrafted wedding flowers
DELIVERY FEE Calculated at checkout
WEBSITE https://shop.celsiaflorist.com
INSTAGRAM @celsiafloral
CONTACT (604) 731-3314 | info@celsiaflorist.com
PAYMENT Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB, PayPal

Vancouver flower delivery has a knack for mixing vintage and modern ideas. They specialize in handmade bouquets and flower baskets and stock a variety of plants such as orchids, tropicals, cactus, money trees, bonsais, and more.

NOTE: Because of the pandemic outbreak, most of their collections will be locally sourced but rest assured that they’ll give the greatest alternative to your choice of flowers.

6.   Arbutus Florist

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Arbutus Florist

BEST FOR Romantic floral designs, flower subscription
DELIVERY FEE Free delivery with 2km
WEBSITE www.arbutusflorist.com
INSTAGRAM @arbutusflorist
CONTACT 604-731-3313 | arbutusflorist@telus.net
PAYMENT AMEX, Apple Pay, Mastercard, PayPal, Shopify Pay, VISA

Arbutus Florist believes that a florist’s job is more than just wrapping and arranging beautiful flowers. They believe that flowers can communicate emotions and strengthen the connection between you and those who matter to you, when designed with skill and intention. That’s why they put a lot of thought and effort in handcrafting their floral products, whether it’s a simple hand-tied bouquet or a large floral installation. The flowers in their online catalog are their own creations and not merely stock photos. To get fresh floral arrangements on a regular basis, you can sign up to their flower subscription.

NOTE: They’ve decided to temporarily close their physical retail store but you can still make online and phone orders.

7.  Fleurs D’epargne

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Fleurs D'epargne

BEST FOR Creative, modern & custom fresh flower designs; Real, preserved floral arrangements
WEBSITE www.fleursdepargne.com
INSTAGRAM @fleursdepargne_
CONTACT (604) 363 1992 / (604) 729 5729 | support@fleursdepargne.com
PAYMENT AMEX, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Mastercard, PayPal, Shopify Pay, VISA

Fleurs D’epargne is known for their long-lasting preserved floral arrangements which can last for years! The longevity and lasting beauty of real, preserved flowers make them excellent keepsakes. In addition, they can also provide creative and modern floral arrangements made of premium fresh blooms for all occasions.

Fleurs D’epargne devotes their brand, including logo design, company name, and movement, to raise awareness and contribute in rescuing innocent dogs from the Dog Meat Trade in Asia. The crested shield in their logo symbolizes their fight against Asia’s dog meat trade. To this end, Fleurs D’epargne, aka The Saving Flowers, donates 10% of their earned profits for the cause. They are also working on a Permanent collection dedicated to puppies and dogs, featuring Paw Print boxes, accessories and Rose Puppy/Rose Doggy. This upcoming Fleurs D’epargne x Doggy Line will double their donation from 10 to 20%. They’re currently working on a Kickstarter campaign which they plan to launch in the very near future.

8.  BCflower.ca

BEST FOR Flowers for all occasions
PRICE RANGE Starts at CAD 72.99
DELIVERY FEE Calculated at checkout
WEBSITE https://bcflower.ca/
FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/VancouverBCflorist/
CONTACT 604-4174466
PAYMENT Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover

BCFlower.ca is dedicated to delivering the best quality flower arrangement to Canada since 2013. They have developed a brand where customers can rely on to order flowers where they know they’d get a well-designed flower at the value they pay for.

NOTE: Due to high demand, they currently have a limited supply of flowers so they highly encourage the customers to opt for designer’s choice floral arrangement.

9.   Concept Floral

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Concept Floral

BEST FOR Floral styling for weddings & events, floral subscription
SELECTION SIZE N/A, Custom arrangements
PRICE RANGE Contact florist for prices
DELIVERY FEE Fees may vary
WEBSITE www.conceptfloralvancouver.com
INSTAGRAM @conceptfloral
CONTACT (604)-218-3971 | info@conceptfloralvancouver.com
PAYMENT Major credit cards

Concept Floral is a floral studio in Vancouver specialising in floral styling for weddings, events and special occasions. Their floral creations and compositions can make moments, like a birthday or proposal, more memorable and special. Contact them for a free consultation to discuss pricing, themes and other details. Flower enthusiasts may also be interested in subscribing to their flower subscription service, ranging from 1 month, 6 months to a year. For aspiring florists, Concept Floral offers various in-house workshops, including hand-tied bouquet, table arrangements, crown making, handmade candles, etc.

10.   Hilary Miles Flowers

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Hilary Miles

BEST FOR Modern, lush floral designs
PRICE RANGE Contact florist for prices
DELIVERY FEE Fees may vary
WEBSITE www.hilarymiles.com
INSTAGRAM @hilary.milesflowers
CONTACT 1-877-737-2786 / 604-737-2782 | info@hilarymiles.com
PAYMENT Major credit cards

Hilary Miles Flowers Ltd. was established in Vancouver in 1992. Their aesthetic is simple, modern and lush, making them one of the most sought after florists in Canada by upscale local and international taste makers in the design, art, fashion and film industries. They have a team of professional floral designers who excel not only in their art and passion, but also in friendly and unpretentious customer service.

11.   Sweet Scents Floral Design

BEST FOR Flowers for weddings, everyday celebrations, sympathy, holidays, and events
PRICE RANGE Contact for more information
DELIVERY FEE Local Vancouver Area CAD 15.00
Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminister  CAD 18.00
Surrey, Delta, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, West Vancouver CAD 35.00
For all other areas not listed please call to confirm rates
WEBSITE http://www.sweetscentsfloral.com/
CONTACT Tel: 604-222-3331
twitter: @sweetscents3
facebook: Sweet Scents Floral Design
email: sweetscentsfloral@hotmail.com
PAYMENT Contact for payment options

Sweet Scents Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Kitsilano, retailing to Greater Vancouver and worldwide consumers. Their experienced professional designers are dedicated to satisfying every customer with their floral needs for all occasions.

12.   Thomas Hobbs Florist

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Thomas Hobbs Florist

BEST FOR Romantic hand bouquets, seasonal flower arrangements
DELIVERY FEE Calculated at checkout
WEBSITE www.thomashobbsflorist.com
INSTAGRAM @thomashobbsflorist
CONTACT 604.263.2601 / 800.663.2601 (Toll Free) | info@thflorist.com
PAYMENT Amex, Diner’s Club, Discover, Mastercard, VISA, Debit Cards

Established in 1975, Thomas Hobbs Florist is located in the heart of Kerrisdale with an abundant regular supply of locally grown and imported flowers to create their English country garden-inspired arrangements and chic, modern designs. This means you can request for a wide range of designs by choosing from the online catalog or request for bespoke bouquets and arrangements. Buy fresh flowers online quickly, conveniently and securely at Thomas Hobbs Florist.

NOTE: They’re still open and taking online orders, however, deliveries to nursing homes are currently not available.

13.   Lily of the Valley Floral Design

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Lily of the Valley

BEST FOR Weddings & Events floral design
SELECTION SIZE Made to order
PRICE RANGE CAD 45 and above
DELIVERY FEE Calculated at checkout
WEBSITE www.lilyofthevalleyfloraldesign.com
INSTAGRAM @valleyflorals
CONTACT (604) 879-3393 | lov.floral.design@gmail.com
PAYMENT Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Interac, Apple Pay, Google Pay

Lily of the Valley’s signature style is novel and elegant, but their talented team can also craft floral designs in varying styles. Their floral designer comes from Judith Blacklock Flower School in London which specialises in European floral designs for high-profile venues. So, whether you’re looking for contemporary hand-tied bouquets or opulent floral displays for events, Lily of the Valley can help you with any of your floral needs.

NOTE: They’ve changed their delivery schedules to weekdays, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. Their floral designs are made-to-order so they advise the customers to allow at least an hour ahead of time.

14.   The Wild Bunch

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | The Wild Bunch

BEST FOR Natural, wild floral arrangements
SELECTION SIZE Curated, Made to order
DELIVERY FEE Calculated at checkout
WEBSITE www.thewildbunch.ca
INSTAGRAM @the_wildbunch
CONTACT 778-379-6494 | hello@thewildbunch.ca
PAYMENT Major credit cards

The Wild Bunch is a floral studio in Vancouver known for their design’s natural look and feel, using seasonal flowers and foliage crafted into unique and unconventional compositions. They also source thoughtfully, choosing local when possible, working with a growing network of flower farms, wholesales, foragers and gardeners. They encourage customers to stop by their studio to view their selection, order custom bouquets or enquire about upcoming events and workshops. Otherwise, purchasing from their online shop is also an easy and hassle-free transaction.

NOTE: Their physical shop is closed for the time being but they’re still offering weekly dates for Vancouver and Greater Vancouver.

15.   Our Little Flower Company

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Our Little Flower Company

BEST FOR Seasonal bouquets & custom arrangements
DELIVERY FEE Order before 11am for same day delivery
WEBSITE www.olfco.ca
INSTAGRAM @ourlittleflowercompany
CONTACT (604) 633-0283
PAYMENT Major credit cards

Our Little Flower Company gets their fresh flowers from local and imported growers throughout the week. They have custom-built coolers in their shop to maintain freshness 24/7. You can either visit their shop to pick the flowers or purchase a bouquet conveniently online. Their goal of achieving zero waste means they recycle items as much as possible, including soft plastics, metal, and paper that tend to plague the flower industry.

NOTE: All of their storefronts are temporarily closed but they still accept online and email orders.

16.   Limelight Floral Design

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Limelight Floral Design

BEST FOR Modern, contemporary flower arrangements
DELIVERY FEE Order before 2pm for same day delivery
WEBSITE www.limelightfloraldesign.com
INSTAGRAM @limelightfloral
CONTACT (604) 921-1999
PAYMENT Major credit cards, PayPal, Shopify Pay

Since 2005, Limelight has been offering a beautiful selection of high quality, local and imported flowers, plants, vessels and gifts for delivery all over the Lower Mainland. They have a talented team of designers committed to providing gorgeous, creative designs and warm customer service. Their aesthetic is quirky and modern full of premium blooms and generous foliage for a lush, bucolic feel.

17.   Flowers On 1st

BEST FOR Colourful flowers
DELIVERY FEE Calculated at checkout
WEBSITE https://www.floristvancouver.com/
CONTACT (604) 558-0303
PAYMENT Cash, Credit Card

Flowers On 1st is a premier local flower shop located at Kitsilano on the Vancouver west side. Customer service and quality is top-notch, and you can also find other gift items in their store besides the beautiful flowers.

18.  Roa Luxurious Floral Event Design

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Roa Luxurious

BEST FOR Luxurious floral styling for weddings & events
SELECTION SIZE N/A, Customized to client’s needs
PRICE RANGE Contact florist for
DELIVERY FEE Fees may vary
WEBSITE www.roafloralandeventdesigns.com
INSTAGRAM @roaflorals
CONTACT 604.521.5465 | info@roadesigns.com

Roa Luxurious Floral Event Design crafts flowers to create lush and exquisite floral events. Spearheaded by CC and Jamie Roa, Roa Luxurious Floral Event Design offers unique and memorable moments through beautiful floral arrangements, event decor and designs with specialty lighting, gobo, backdrop, and linens including premium chair covers. They cater to various occasions, including wedding ceremonies, themed social experiences, and corporate events.

NOTE: They’ve temporarily suspended their online ordering service but they still accept phone orders.

19.   Mei Mei Florist

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Mei Mei Florist

BEST FOR Affordable and beautiful flowers
DELIVERY FEE Calculated at checkout
WEBSITE https://meimeiflorist.com/
CONTACT (604) 732-8299
PAYMENT Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express

Mei Mei Florist opened on Broadway 10 years ago. They are well-known for their affordable bouquets and creative designs. If you need beautiful arrangements at reasonable prices, this is the place to go.

20.   Be Bloom

best flower delivery vancouver - be bloom

BEST FOR Rare rose flower arrangements
DELIVERY FEE Calculated at checkout
WEBSITE https://www.bebloom.ca/
INSTAGRAM @bebloomfloral
CONTACT 604-564-2266 | info@bebloom.ca
PAYMENT Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal, Apple Pay

If you want to surprise your loved one with a uniquely arranged floral gift, take a look at Be Bloom’s rose bears! The shop uses handmade soap roses to make their signature rose bear. Just like most preserved roses, these beautiful soap roses smell great and last for practically a lifetime.

NOTE: They only take pre-orders and deliveries through online, phone, and email orders.

best flower delivery vancounver - fortepiano

BEST FOR Music-inspired flower arrangements
WEBSITE http://www.forte-piano.ca
INSTAGRAM @fortepianoflowers
CONTACT info@forte-piano.ca
PAYMENT Contact the store for payment methods

FortePiano is a floral gallery/store is situated in Cathedral Place sells elegant flower arrangements inspired by musical pieces. Aside from selling flowers, the gallery also has a built-in cafe. For every season, the gallery also hosts a floral exhibition as a tribute to the seasonal flowers of British Columbia.

22.   Garlands Florist

best flower delivery vancouver - garland florists

BEST FOR Event flowers
PRICE RANGE Contact the store for prices
DELIVERY FEE Contact the store for delivery options
WEBSITE http://www.garlandsflorist.com/
CONTACT 01257 422353
PAYMENT Contact the store for payment methods

Based in Standish near Wigan, Garland Florists are florists-for-hire who can design flower arrangements for any occasion. They also have existing floral gifts for sale, and you can order you preferred product by calling the shop.

23.   Downtown Florist

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Downtown Florist

BEST FOR Tropical arrangements
WEBSITE https://www.vancouverdowntownflowers.com
CONTACT (604) 697-9007
PAYMENT Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Downtown Florist in Vancouver makes delivering flowers a lot easier because of the experienced staff onboard. They offer the freshest, most beautiful bouquets to fit any budget whatever the occasion. Note that the shop is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

24.   Fresh Blooms Flowers

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Fresh Blooms Flowers

BEST FOR Luxury flowers
WEBSITE https://www.freshblooms.ca
INSTAGRAM @freshbloomsflowers
CONTACT (604) 583-0020 | info@freshblooms.ca
PAYMENT Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal, GPay, Apple Pay

Fresh Blooms Flowers is a premier Vancouver florist that specializes on luxury floral arrangements. Their florists carefully select flowers each week to guarantee the best quality. You can also get a flower subscription for weekly floral delivery to your home or office.

NOTE: They’ve temporarily closed their storefront but you can still make orders online and by phone. With limited availability, they’re only able to offer designer choice arrangements and weekly specials to guarantee quality. They also kindly remind the customers to expect minor delays to deliveries.

25.   Four Seasons Florist and Gift Design

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Four Seasons

BEST FOR Custom everyday florals
DELIVERY FEE Calculated at checkout
WEBSITE https://www.4seasonsflower.com
INSTAGRAM @fourseasonsfloristry
CONTACT (604) 738-0678 |
PAYMENT Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Four Seasons is a local flower shop serving the area for over 25 years. They have a team of talented designers who work on custom arrangements for any occasion from an array of fresh blooms.

26.   Tala Florist

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Tala Florist

BEST FOR Affordable wedding bouquets
PRICE RANGE Enquire for prices
DELIVERY FEE Enquire for delivery fees
WEBSITE https://www.talaflorist.com/
INSTAGRAM @talaflorist
CONTACT (604) 434-4848, (604) 980-7050 | info@talaflorist.com
PAYMENT Cash, Credit Card

With over 35 years of experience, Tala Florist comes from a third generation of florists led by owner and designer Hassan Aghamohseni. His team of designers can assist you with the floral arrangement of your dreams—whether it be for a wedding, an engagement party, anniversary, or simply just because.

27.  Budget Blooms

best florists Vancouver - Budget Blooms

BEST FOR Flowers for all occasions
DELIVERY FEE Calculated at checkout
WEBSITE https://www.budgetblooms.ca/
INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/budgetblooms
CONTACT jane@budgetblooms.ca
PAYMENT Cash, Credit Card

Budget Blooms has online shop where you can order beautiful delivered arrangements throughout Metro Vancouver. Their North Delta shop also sells bouquets to go. Aside from this, Budget Blooms is also a full-service wedding florist, and you may get in touch with them for your other flower arrangement needs.

28.   Queen Bee Flower Shop

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Queen Bee

BEST FOR Colourful daisy bouquets
DELIVERY FEE Calculated at checkout
WEBSITE https://www.queenbeeflowershop.com
INSTAGRAM @queenbeeflowershop
CONTACT (604) 733-0060 | mail@queenbeeflowershop.com, rose@queenbeeflowershop.com
PAYMENT Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Located at the heart of Vancouver’s South Granville neighborhood, Queen Bee Flowers is the perfect stop for all your floral needs. They always have fresh designs available as well as a gorgeous selection of bouquets to choose from. The flowers are sourced locally and replenished throughout the week to ensure high quality and support local growers.

29.   Eden Florist

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BEST FOR Seasonal flowers
WEBSITE https://www.edenfloristonline.com
CONTACT (604) 685-8058
PAYMENT Visa, Mastercard, Amex

Looking for spring bouquet or a lovely fall centerpiece? Eden Florist showcases an exclusive collection of flower designs suited for each season. If you want to opt for same-day delivery, place your order before 4PM.

30.   Garden Party Flowers

Best Flower Delivery Vancouver | Garden Party Flowers

BEST FOR Wedding florals
WEBSITE https://gardenpartyflowers.ca
INSTAGRAM @gardenpartyflowers
CONTACT (604) 731-2737 |
PAYMENT Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress

Garden Party is a leader in Vancouver wedding and event floral design, with their amazing work regarded by customers from different parts of the world. They are the top choice for opulent wedding flower arrangements.

So that was our list of the best options for flower delivery in Vancouver. How did we do?

Looking to send flowers to somewhere else? Check out this list for the best options in Toronto and this one for the best florists in Winnipeg.