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Yes, we are Open!

Yes, we are open!  Effective April 8 2021, Family Flowers is open for instore shopping Mon-Sat 9a-5p and online anytime at as per the following provincial guidelines:

Permitting outdoor garden centres and plant nurseries, and indoor greenhouses that engage in sales to the public, to operate with a 25 per cent capacity limit and a restriction on hours of operation to between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.”

Shop Instore

Here are a few things to know when planning your trip to the greenhouse:

  • Masks are required for instore shopping. If you are unable to wear a mask or choose not to wear a mask, please visit us online at and we’ll bring your order out to you in the parking lot.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for all guests to use upon entry.
  • Please kindly limit your visits during peak hours (11-4) to 2 per group. This act of courtesy means the next customer won’t need to wait in line to shop instore.
  • Currently, there is not a wait time to shop instore. We have expanded both indoor and outdoor shopping areas to accommodate safety protocols while maintaining 25% capacity.
  • There is not a public washrooms onsite, so plan your visit accordingly.
  • Carts, baskets and checkout counters are sanitized after each use.
  • Staff have passed a personal health screening before each shift and are diligent in keeping Family Flowers a safe, happy place to be (we have a small and amazing team of people)!
  • Do not visit instore if you are not feeling well, if you have been travelling, or if there is a chance you may have been in contact with a probable case of Covid. Family Flowers is a family business, employing local families, and doing business with local families – the whole community thanks you for your attention to this!

Shop Online is a great, safe and efficient option to get all your plant and garden needs.

  • Online inventory is LIVE (no pun intended 😊) You can shop online from exactly the same products that are instore. Availability is updated in real time.
  • We offer same day curbside pickup with one hour turnaround time! That’s right – place your order online, select your pickup date and time online and we’ll have it ready – as fast as one hour later, and up to 5 days in advance.
  • Payment options online are Paypal, Visa or Mastercard, or you can choose to pay upon pickup with debit, credit, cash or gift card.
  • Our curbside team will hand pick and pack your order. Each team member is required to pass a personal health screening before their shift and follows safety protocol in the workplace. Take comfort knowing that the team member who packed your order is also a plant enthusiast and knows what to look for in a quality product.
  • Our goal is to keep our customers happy!
Thursday, April 8, 2021|

Store Hours Update

COVID 19 Update:

Welcome back!
Open Monday to Saturday 9a-5p, or anytime online  at

We believe in a safe workplace.

We believe in providing a healthy and safe shopping environment.

If you have any questions, please phone 519.631.6004

Shop Online here! 

#gardenstrong #greenhousesaregood #plantsdothat

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020|

Picture This

Ever find yourself wondering what the name of that flower was?

Meet Picture This, an exciting new plant identification app!

How do you use a plant identifier? It’s simple. Just take or submit a photo to instantly and accurately identify thousands of plants, flowers, or trees, and then learn more about them with a detailed description – all in less than a second.

With PictureThis, you get advanced artificial intelligence that’s always ready to identify any plants and flowers you discover. Our app combines next-level visual recognition and deep learning technologies with the knowledge and experience of an entire network of garden and horticulture specialists. And now it’s all at your fingertips!

Key Features:
– Easy-to-use interface with friendly guides to help you get the best photo
– Identifies thousands of plants, flowers, and trees in under a second with advanced AI
– Get suggestions and advice from a network of friendly garden and horticulture specialists
– Quickly and easily share your photos with a growing community of plant lovers
– Keep track of all the plants, trees, and flowers you identify in your own personal collection
– Provided plant care tips and watering reminder setting, help you better grow your lovely plants.

Try out the free Picture This Plant Identification app . We have been testing it throughout the greenhouse here at Family Flowers, and is it pretty impressive!

Find it on Google Play or in the Apple store.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018|

How’s Your Plant Life Balance?

Reduced productivity, bad moods and increased allergies have all been linked to chemicals that float in the air at room temperature, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

VOCs are present in carpets, paint and furniture in Australian homes with research showing concentrations indoors are up to ten times higher than they are outdoors.
In a new study, scientists have discovered that simply adding one medium-sized plant (of up to 50cm) to a medium-sized room (of about 4x5ms) can increase interior air quality by up to 25 per cent.

The Plant Life Balance App allows you to upload a photograph of your space to give it a health rating. If the rating is low, you can use the app to drag and drop plants over the photo of your area to see how a number of plants can improve your health, wellness and air quality.  And it is FREE!

“Human beings are less and less among nature with current estimates indicating that urban dwellers spend 90 per cent of their time in indoor environments – resulting in a high level of exposure to indoor contaminant compounds.  Based on the leaf area and the species’ ability to remove certain contaminants, we were able to calculate how many of our sample plants were needed to improve air quality and well being in spaces of various sizes.  Through this study, we also found there is also no mistake – indoor plants improve air quality by filtering airborne toxins caused by organic chemicals in things like paints and furniture finishes.”  (Commissioned by Hort Innovation and delivered by scientists at RMIT University and the University of Melbourne)

With the app, you can:

  • Rate your space – how healthy is it making you?
  • Style your space – photograph your room, then drag and drop some plants in.
  • Get the look that’s right for you – ten styled looks that are healthy too.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018|

Yes - we are OPEN!

Open for instore shopping Mon-Sat 9a-5p or

online anytime at

We believe in a safe workplace.

We believe in providing a healthy and safe shopping environment.

If you have any questions, please email

Shop Online here! 

#gardenstrong #greenhousesaregood #plantsdothat

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