Flower power: Creative florists in Vancouver

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Flowers truly are the perfect gift for any occasion: housewarming, get well soon, a romantic offering or just to brighten someone’s — or your own — day. Their simple beauty and fresh fragrance are a truly affordable indulgence. From corporate events and weddings to everyday displays, here are some florists creating gorgeous bouquets.

Flower Factory

4285 Main St, Vancouver BC V5V 3P8

Walking into this hip flower shop on Main and 20th is like entering a fairytale woodland scene. Stems and greenery are scattered seemingly haphazardly across a large central worktable. But the leaves and petals are being expertly and creatively tamed into stunning bouquets for every occasion. Specializing in modern arrangements using orchids, calla lilies and ranuculus in the colours of the season, their bouquets will brighten any room and any mood. Shop as well from a wide range of vases and accessories.

Granville Island Florist

1513 8th Ave W, Vancouver BC V6J 1T5

This fragrant market stall in the Granville Island Public Market evokes all the romance and nostalgia of indulging in a bouquet of fresh cut stems on your weekly market shopping excursion. The corner stall is bursting with buckets of hydrangeas, gerbera daisies, freesia and alstroemeria and every other varietal you can think of. Known for their elaborate, large-scale arrangements as well as their work for high-end clients like the Shangri-La, Pacific Rim and Holt Renfrew, their humble location belies their floral expertise.

The Flower Box

1319 Commercial Dr, Vancouver BC V5L 3X5

The staff at this quaint florist on the Drive is happy to help you choose and arrange the perfect bouquet for your occasion. Guide them with colour preferences or flower variety, your budget or the relationship you have to the person you’re offering them to, or just put it in their capable hands and you’ll walk away with a lovely bouquet customized for you. The store sources stems grown locally as well as tropical plants and flowers from reputable global farms.

Celsia Florist

1930 Arbutus St, Vancouver BC V6J 3X7

This full-service flower shop will outfit you with stunning vintage-modern bouquets, sell you flowers by the stem to arrange yourself, teach you the creative art of flower arranging and even deliver a weekly arrangement to your home or place of work. Whether for a wedding or other grand ceremony, or just to brighten your living room, this beautiful florist in the 100-year-old heritage house in Kitsilano serves all your floral needs.

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