1319 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X5
Owned by Sacha Thompson
As I arrive at The Flowerbox, owned and operated by Sacha Thompson, I can feel unique creativity permeating with the scent of lilies. The flower petals sprinkled daily along the sidewalk and Finnegan, the local celebrity dog, are there to greet me. What a welcome! For fifteen years this local gem has been producing and delivering “unusual botanical goodness” six days a week.
With television productions under their belt such as the new Freaky Friday (airing on The Disney Channel), The Flash, and Super Girl, this botanical genius produces arrangements for wine events and corporate standing orders all over the city. [Editorial note: I’m sitting here in Pizzeria Sopra Sotto writing this beside blooms delivered from The Flowerbox.] Sacha, who loves unique flowers, especially ones she discovers for the first time, has a daily rotating assortment of blooms for all preferences. Her passion is exemplified in the amazing selection of flowers and the care to provide unique arrangements for any floral or botanical need.
Drawing inspiration from the foliage and blooms themselves, what sets The Flowerbox apart from the typical florist is their focus on quality and longevity of their product. At least three times a week they attend one of the largest auctions around to procure the freshest, locally grown flowers to fulfill the wishes of even their most discerning customers. Customers are welcome to come touch, smell, peruse, and create their own arrangements. The Flowerbox prides itself on repeat clients and it is clear why. I had the pleasure of witnessing first hand a customer who hired them for his wedding, and now return to buy his wife a surprise arrangement.
Open six days a week from 10am until 6pm, they not only offer floral items, but they handpick local artisans for jewellery, greeting cards, as well as chocolate and perfumes – giving customers a one-stop selection of great gift ideas. The Flowerbox boasts 90% local flowers and perennials, and I walked away with a pineapple plant myself which I could not resist. Prices are reasonable for the love and attention you receive, alongside their incredible knowledge and expertise.
My experience with Sacha and her team was uplifting and I will definitely return for my floral needs in the future. Sacha’s fun and friendly nature are evident in The Flowerbox, a shop inspired by the natural world – worth visiting for your floral needs.