If you’ve managed to make it this far in the season without buying a single bouquet of fresh blooms, I invite you to visit the Toronto Flower Market and try to resist. I guarantee it will be nearly impossible not to covet a lovely bunch (or two, or three) before you leave!
One Saturday a month, until October, local growers and stylists are gathering in the concrete enclave of a Queen Street East parking lot to share the best blooms of the season! You can check out the remaining market days here.
Although the market had fewer vendors than I was expecting, the selection and quality of the flowers was outstanding! I went in search of a birthday-worthy bouquet for my dear Sister-in-law, and got completely caught up in photographing the experience. Hope you find these images as delightful as I do!
Without a doubt, peonies were the star of the market. There’s something so delightfully outrageous about their abundant ruffles… like an 80’s prom dress!
I (along with every other market goer) was completely captivated by the diverse and colourful bouquets by Floral Designer Alex Cole of Patchouli (above). So much love in every bouquet! And each so delicately arranged.
Along with your weekend casual wear, be sure to bring your canine friend to this event, as pups were almost as pervasive as the flowers!
One of my favourite discoveries of the day were these adorable Fairy Gardens by La Primavera Farms. Miniature succulents nestled into teacups! One very special garden even featured a tiny gold giraffe – Magical.
Thanks to all the luvly growers, florists, and stylists that let me photograph their work! You can find out more about them through the following links:
Aviva Coopersmith of Herb n’ Meadow
Joanne Feddes of La Primavera Farms
Jamie Reeves of Leaf & Bloom at Peter Paul’s Flowers
Alex Cole of Patchouli
Rosemary Jeffares of Quince Flowers