Island Flower Growers is a producer-owned co-operative of cut-flower growers on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada.

We help build the strength and vitality of Vancouver Island's local flower community by:

  • Operating a weekly wholesale market, which makes high quality, specialty blooms and foliage more accessible to our discerning clients

  • Helping local growers build successful and rewarding businesses around their exceptional product

  • Advocating for flower farming's significant role in stewarding our region's environmental and community wellbeing

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Our Values

Quality: Our experienced growers specialize in producing hard-to-find, on-trend blooms at a professional level. This special product—alongside an abundance of everyone’s beloved favourites—must meet our rigorous standards before it is delivered to your door.

Local & Fresh: Because we grow in the same region as our clients, we strive to make the field-to-table journey short so that our beautiful blooms can be enjoyed for as long as possible.

 

Seasonal: We take advantage of one of the most beautiful climates in North America to grow gorgeous varieties in their appropriate season.

 

Future-focused: We think about what we can do to leave the land we grow on in good condition for future generations. For us, that means avoiding chemical fertilizers or sprays, synthetic pesticides and herbicides, and choosing growing practices (such as certified organic, non-certified organic, beyond organic, no-till) that we research and believe in.

Check out these other initiatives that we believe in 

Canadian Flowers Week, Slow Flowers

left: Erin Wallis Photography; right: Ninebark Farm

Board of Directors & Members

 

Our Board Directors and Members are committed, professional growers who have each amassed years of experience in the floral industry. Florists, designers, event planners and other industry professionals can access our exceptional product through our wholesale market. 

Many of us also offer direct-to-consumer opportunities, including "a la carte" and full-service wedding and event design. Check the Producer Directory below for details, and to contact the growers directly. 

Read our profiles to learn more about our flower-farming journeys and growing practices, and the challenges we face as small-scale producers. 

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LORNA JACKSON

 

President & Treasurer

Owner, Ninebark Farm (Metchosin, B.C.)

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Adria Lipsett

 

Vice-President

Co-Owner, Little Bee Blooms

(Cobble Hill, B.C.)

Eiddwen Thomas

 

Acting Secretary

Owner, Cartref Gardens

(North Saanich, B.C.)

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natalia solis vermette

 

Board Member

(industry consultant)

Owner, ingrid rose floral artistry

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Kailli Pigott

 

Member

Co-Owner, Dancing Dandelion Farms (Duncan, B.C.)

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Julie Rémy

 

Member

Owner, Fleuris Studio and Blooms

(victoria, B.C.)

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greg newman
 
Member

Owner, nobul farm
Nanaimo-Ladysmith

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Melanie Platz
 
Member

Owner, Farmhouse Flowers
Salt Spring Island

 

PRODUCER DIRECTORY

Please visit each producer's website to confirm service availability and details. 

South Island

Ninebark Farm, Metchosin

Wedding florals, farm stand, CSA subscription

Cartref Gardens, North Saanich

Wedding florals

Fleuris Studio and Blooms, Victoria

Wedding florals

Mid Island

Little Bee Blooms, Cobble Hill

Wedding florals

Dancing Dandelion Farms, Duncan

Wedding florals, farm stand, CSA subscription

nobul farm, Ladysmith-Nanaimo

Wedding florals, CSA subscription

Gulf Islands

Farmhouse Flowers, Salt Spring Island

Wedding florals, CSA subscription