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Brant Florist shares their secrets on how they get fresh flowers into your flower arrangements

By looking at an arrangement of fresh flowers, you might not think about all that those flowers went through and all of the people that were involved to get them to your door. Each and every flower has a story, as do the people who care for them. This is why we are giving Brant Florist customers and readers a special sneak peek behind the scenes to get fresh flowers from all over the world into your unique flower arrangement.

Early-morning flower deliveries 

Brant Florist receives their first shipment of the day each weekday bright and early about 6:45am. The team is always at the shop to receive the trucks to ensure that the flowers are cared for immediately.

The Willow Creek Floral truck delivers the fresh flowers first thing in the morning every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Brant Florist shop

The Willow Creek Floral truck delivers the fresh flowers first thing in the morning every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Brant Florist shop

We work only with the best flower suppliers


Tim Bolt helping to unload the Willow Creek truck

Over the years, Brant Florist has worked with various partners locally and internationally. We have now created long-standing relationships with the best growers, greenhouses, importers and wholesalers in the world.

This includes Willow Creek Floral, owned by Robert VanNoort,  servicing flower shops from Niagara and throughout the GTA. Robert grows both fresh flowers and plants in his Niagara area greenhouses.  Crops include different varieties of lilies, alstromeria and other seasonal flowers.

Caring for the flowers

Once Robert VanNoort delivers the order, Tim Bolt, co-owner of Brant Florist, unpacks, cuts and places the orders in water. The Bolt family are on hand to ensure that this is done quickly after the flowers have arrived to
maintain their freshness and lengthen the life in your bouquet.


Removing the leaves from the stems helps to improve the vase life of flowers because leaves will foul the water. It also reduces the natural ethylene gas given off which causes flowers to age quicker.


There are some flowers, such as lilies, that can take up to one week just to open up. We don’t want these types of flowers to show up for someone’s wedding or event unopened. To avoid this we like to be prepared.









Tim explains that the flowers will open for about two to three days in the shop store front on display, and then will be moved to the refrigerators to help slow down the opening process. This is what florists refer to as stasis mode.

“Since we are managing perishable products, careful planning and attention needs to be paid to ensure the best quality of freshness for the deliveries of bouquets for our customers”, says Tim.

Designing beautiful bouquets

Once the shipment of flowers has been trimmed and placed in either the fridge to slow down the aging process, or out front to quicken it up, the designers come into the shop to check out the delivery of fresh flowers they get to work with.

Florist Deisgners

Brant florist floral designers creating beautiful flower arrangements!

The designers set out to create the arrangements for the orders that come in for the day, again, being very careful to use flowers within their “sweet spot” so that the recipient can enjoy their flower arrangement for as long as possible.


One of our one of a kind crafted flower bouquets ready for delivery!

Once the designers have arranged the flowers into a beautiful bouquet, they are ready to be delivered. The number of deliveries per day vary depending on the time of year. On average, Brant Florist does about 30 to 50 flower deliveries per day.

Only quality service

The Brant Florist Team works extra hard to time the deliveries perfectly so they arrive right when you need them. “We take pride in our customer service efforts,” explains Ken Bolt, who has managed the family business for over 50 years and has now proudly passed on to his two sons.

Give us a call at 905-639-7001 or send an email to gifts@brantflorist.com to place an order for your very own fresh flowers!

Happy Canada Day Brant Florist

5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Canada Day… Right in Your Backyard!

With Canada Day around the corner, we Canadians are getting ready for the first long weekend of the summer! The July long weekend means so many wonderful things: warm and sunny weather, blossomed summer flowers, and celebrations to show our pride in Canada and in being Canadian.

We have a few ideas on how to show our Canadian pride this long weekend as we celebrate Canada Day:

1. Backyard party

Canada Day falls right at the start of summer, which (generally) means great weather! This is the perfect opportunity to invite friends over for a backyard BBQ. Outdoor dinners are tons of fun for the whole family, and it doesn’t break the bank. Ask your guests to bring something to contribute and make it a potluck! There’s nothing better than being with friends and family on the long weekend.

2. Canada Day arts and crafts

Canada Day craft idea Canadian Flag handprintThere are lots of easy and fun crafts you can make with the kids to celebrate Canada Day. Check out our Canada Day Pinterest board for ideas on what to do this long weekend for crafts, food and more. Here’s one great idea: paint two red vertical lines on a piece of white paper or bristol board, separating it into thirds, and paint the outer blocks red. Instead of a maple leaf, have the kids make a red handprint in the centre white block of the bristol board to create personalized Canadian flags!

3. Decorate for Canada Day

Canada Day Craft Mason JarsIf you’re having people over or not for Canada Day, show your patriotism by decorating your house and backyard with red and white! Use red and white paint and glitter to decorate mason jars. You can use these as holders for your cutlery or as vases for patriotic red and white flowers to make Canada Day themed centrepieces! Decorate your backyard or your house with string lights and hanging pots of summer flowers, red table cloths and napkins.

4. Explore

You don’t have to go far to discover the beauty of this country. In almost every town or city, there are hiking paths, bike trails and parks to walk around and enjoy the Canadian summer weather and nature. Do a quick search to find where you can explore in your town this long weekend. Many communities will also organize events to celebrate Canada Day.

5. Fireworks

Plenty of cities and towns offer free fireworks for Canada Day. Find out if your town is doing a fireworks display near you. You are also likely to see and hear your neighbours setting off red and white fireworks this long weekend… grab a blanket to cozy up outside and enjoy the show!

Whatever you do Canada Day flowersto celebrate Canada Day this long weekend, we hope you enjoy it with lots of Canadian pride, laughter and flowers!

Visit our special Canada Day page for red and white flower arrangements for your backyard party or to just decorate your house this long weekend.

You can also give us a call at 877-545-5535 or email us to place an order for easy delivery!

The World Is Your Garden!

Brant Florist of Burlington, Ontario has been family owned and operated for over 50 years! We offer beautiful, custom floral arrangements ready to be delivered anywhere in the world. Flowers are socially acceptable gifts to send worldwide, so take advantage of our same day delivery in Canada and the U.S.A, or next-day delivery abroad.

Brant Florist staff

Wonderful staff at Brant Florist!

Have one of our expert staff at Brant Florist design a breath-taking flower arrangement for you, or create your own arrangement from our vast selection of fresh-cut flowers. Choose from roses, orchids, lilies, tropical flowers – white, red, and any colour in between!

At Brant Florist, one of our many specialties is funeral and sympathy flowers. Some may wonder, what is the difference? Funeral flowers serve as a tribute to the deceased at the funeral, creating a background of warmth and beauty which adds to the dignity and consolation of the service. Sympathy flowers on the other hand, are addressed and sent directly to a loved one of the deceased. Know that it is never too late to send flowers! A nice gesture is to send flowers to the home a period of time after the funeral to remind those grieving that you are still thinking of them and their loss.

What a Treat by Teleflora - BF6536

What a Treat by Teleflora – BF6536

Flowers can express many different messages. You can brighten someone’s day with flowers for a birthday, anniversary, or graduation or maybe for no reason other than “I’m thinking about you”. Pick a thoughtful arrangement for someone special to say “I’m sorry”. Send a gesture of sympathy to someone who is going through a hard time in life or has lost a loved one. No matter the message, Brant Florist has arrangements and gifts for every situation.

Order your arrangement online through our website: www.brantflorist.com or call our toll free number at 1-877-545-5535.

How much should you spend on flowers?

It’s easier than ever to order flowers online, but when you want assurance the flowers you order will be the best quality, contact Brant Florist in Burlington.

Unfortunately, there are thousands of deceptive florist websites that promise wonderful images for $19.95 or $29.95. Millions are drawn in by the low prices and beautiful images that are often copied from other websites. But what do you actually get?
frustrated online shopper
Sometimes nothing is actually delivered, or the bouquet is small, shabby, sparse and even old. Adjustments and refunds never come. Only phone messages and emails are accepted.

Buyer beware — always check the florist’s reputation and reviews.

For quality flowers and excellent customer service, deal with a real florist with an actual storefront. Since 1961, the staff at locally owned and operated Brant Florist have been pouring their hearts and talents into creating gorgeous flower arrangements that are guaranteed.

The phony, deceptive websites have only an 800 number and a lot of wordy promises. Both the Toronto Star’s consumer advocate reporter and the CBC television program Marketplace have featured the website bloomex.ca as one such floral website that promises much more than it actually delivers.

If the price looks too good to be true, it usually is, and that’s especially true with flowers. The average florist order for delivery is in the $60 to $95 range. Smaller bouquets can be delivered for less, and if you want a larger, more impressive gift, expect to pay more than $100. Florists fill orders based on the amount of money on the order; the image is a guide only.

Brant Florist has received a Readers’ Choice Award every year for the past 21 years for its outstanding, personalized service and quality products.

Keep Smiling Mixed Flowers Smile Vase - BF2905

Keep Smiling Mixed Flowers Smile Vase – BF2905

To place an order, call 905-639-7001 or 877-545-5535. You can also order online or in person. Visit Brant Florist at 461 Brant Street in Burlington to see the high quality of their flowers. Parking is free at the John Street entrance.