Come into our beautiful flower shop located in the impressive Atrium building in downtown Victoria.
Our shop offers a large selection of local, seasonal cut flowers, as well as a whole cooler devoted to tropical flowers. We also carry a fabulous selection of tropical plants, orchid plants, air plants, and a wonderful assortment of pottery and vases. We make most of our bouquets and arrangements custom to order, so come in and let one of our experienced designers create something special just for you.
You can also order online , contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org and Call us 250-383-0743 or 1-800-836-9666 and we’ll arrange for quick delivery anywhere in Greater Victoria.
Mary-Jane has more than thirty-five years in the flower industry, and Andrea is a third generation florist with over 30 years experience. Together they bring over 60 years of combined experience in the floral business!
Andrea and Mary-Jane both worked in a family flower business in London, Ontario until moving to Victoria in 2006 and opening their own store. They purchased The Island Florist which was established in Victoria in 1957, owned and operated by Norma Fitzsimmons until the late 70’s. It changed hands a few times after that, but remained a fixture on the 700 block of Yates St. for over 50 years. Norma was a good friend of the ladies at Poppies and remained in regular contact with them up until she passed away in July of 2020 at the age of 97! She is remembered for her favourite saying: "Never underestimate the power of a flower. "
Mary-Jane and Andrea changed the name to Poppies, The Island Florist. Then in 2011, the building that was home to the flower shop was being torn down to make way for a modern high-rise. Poppies had to move, and the new and architecturally stunning Atrium building on the corner, just half a block up, became their new home. Again, to suit their new surroundings, and the direction that they wanted to take their design and their branding, the shop became Poppies Floral Art.
Poppies is now well known for our artistic floral design. We are honoured to have been awarded “Best in the City” awards multiple times!
Our very talented and creative staff:
Our advertising strategy has always been from a win win perspective. We do this by supporting local charity initiatives by providing flowers for fundraising events including flowers for decor, door prizes, silent auction and acknowledgment gifts.
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