A bouquet of flowers can convey almost any message, from “I love you” to “I’m sorry I ate your stamp collection." Transmit text-free communiques with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of flowers and gift items at Garlands Florist. Delivery is available for an additional charge.
The professionally trained floral designers at Garlands Florist arrange bountiful bouquets with artistic flair and European petal-primping techniques. The shop's flowers are a seasonal mixture of locally grown and internally sourced blooms, fit for brightening a room or the moods of friends, romantic partners, or disconsolate honeybees. Customers can also preorder bouquets to fit a desired colour preference or browse premade bouquets in-store. Garlands Florist also purveys a selection of gifts, including triple-milled French soaps ($9–$9.50) and a wide variety of decorative, soy, and taper candles ($9.50–$34.50). Meanwhile, the store's stock of cards and stationery ($4.50–$29.50) can supply a more elegant and distinctive means of sending written communication than impersonal emails or carrier squirrels.
The sidewalk outside Garlands Florist's West Broadway storefront is often occupied by the colourful, locally sourced plant life that earned the shop its recent acclaim as one of the Vancouver Courier's best florists of 2011. A resident team of designers creates both classic and innovative arrangements from a fragrant cache of internationally and locally sourced flowers. They premake bouquets in contemporary, modern, and European compositions or collaborate with clients to invent one-of-a-kind arrangements using eight different colour schemes. The florists' blossoms can be paired with selections from the shop's gift inventory, which includes elegant stationery ideal for sending a special someone a heartfelt message, such as "You are Loved" or "Thanks for Passing the Salt."
2950 W Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2G8