Sustainable Florists in London
Oct 16, 2021
We love flowers. Not only are they beautiful, but they have amazing health benefits when grown naturally. Just like the fashion industry, the mainstream floral industry is not eco friendly. Pesticides are heavily used, harming the environment and the florist who handles them. We should all really listen to the saying stop and smell the [natural] roses way more often. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of London, Ontario florists that are true gems to the city or greater London area. If you are looking to buy flowers, whether it be for your home or an event, then you’re in the right place. Buying flowers should be as sustainable as possible; read on for our top picks for healthy or home grown flowers!
Location | Bouquets for sale at the front of 144 Wortley Road, Filthy Rebena Storefront. These beautiful bouquets are grown in the backyard.
Visit For | Locally grown all natural flowers and community events
Wortley Flower Farm is a working micro farm in the backyard of Filthy Rebena’s Wortley Village vintage shop. Every morning fresh, seasonal flowers are cut and made into bouquets from the months of June to late October. In the back of the shop there is a floral studio where people can talk to the gardeners and owners in real time while shopping vintage vases, sap buckets and terracotta pots. The flower farm also functions as a multi-use public space, inviting and evoking all sorts of garden discussions, providing a date location for a quiet coffee or a spot to zen out with a yoga mat. This backyard oasis is encouraged to be used and enjoyed by the community.
Location | Right in the heart of London's downtown core. 13-515 Richmond Street London, Ontario N6A 5N4
Visit For | Artisanal flowers, plants and planters
Floral Theory: a retail florist and houseplant store with pretty pink floors & owner, Grace's pink Jeep to match parked outside. Floral Theory will wow you with their artisanal floral pieces created from fresh cut flowers like lilies, roses and orchids. If you love pastels, you will love Floral Theory's bouquets. These creations are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s anniversaries, birthdays, corporate events or anything else. Also, the owner, Grace, is a budding flower farmer - she uses her own cut flowers from her garden, and incorporates local flower farmers’ products into her floral work.
Location | Right in the heart of London's downtown core. 569 Richmond St. London Ontario N6C 3M8
Visit For | Florals, plants and home décor
Grow & Bloom is a botanical boutique located on Richmond Row. Visiting this boutique is quite the experience. As you wander through the store, you can’t help but feel like you are walking through a magical forest - the massive curated selection of flowers and plants are, put simply, quite special! There’s something for everyone here, as a range of both floral and horticultural services are offered. What’s more, is that Grow & Bloom supports local, so you’ll also find items from local artists and businesses.
Location | 42488 Ron McNeil Line, RR#6 St. Thomas, Ontario
Visit For | Seasonal fresh cut flowers and pastured pork
Harris Flower Farm is a small flower farm in St. Thomas. They grow 5 acres of bulbs, annuals, perennials and flower branches every season. These flowers are then sold at local farmers markets, but they can also be purchased straight from the farm for weddings and other events. Their flower arrangements fall into one of four categories: country, romantic, rustic or vintage. Along with the flowers, Harris Flower farm also sells their own pastured pork.
Location | Thursday - Convent Garden Market, 4PM-7PM
Friday - Masonville Farmers Market, 8AM-1PM
Saturday - Convent Garden Market, 8AM-1PM
Visit For | Seasonal fresh cut flowers
The Wandering Bee is a flower farm located just outside London in a small community named Thorndale. The Wandering Bee is so amazing because their farm is sustainable - they use organic and regenerative growing practices. The more practices we have like this the better! New and unique flower varieties are grown each year. The flowers are then arranged into vibrant floral bouquets and sold at London markets.