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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 to place an order for your very own fresh flowers!

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: or call our toll free number at 1-877-545-5535.

Local florist can deliver your flowers worldwide

Brant Florist in Burlington is your one-stop shop for all of your floral needs.

Proudly serving the Oakville, Burlington, and surrounding areas for over 50 years, our family owned and operated flower shop specializes in floral arrangements for a wide variety of occasions. Our flowers make a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, corporate events, or any event.

Make Her Day by Teleflora - BF6557

Make Her Day by Teleflora – BF6557

Choose from a wide range of flowers, including roses, orchids, lilies, sunflowers, and tropical. All of our flowers are guaranteed fresh.

We also offer, among other things, chocolates and candies, stuffed animals, helium balloons, baby gift baskets, planter baskets, gourmet baskets, and fruit baskets.

We specialize in local Burlington and greater area deliveries, as well as flower delivery to the rest of Canada, the U.S., and internationally through our worldwide flowers delivery network.

We also provide same day flower delivery and same day gift basket delivery to Canada and the U.S., and next day international floral gifts delivery. With us you can send birthday flowers, anniversary flowers, get well flowers, sympathy flowers, and funeral flowers for delivery worldwide.

Our staff members are well trained, have many years of experience, and are always professional.

Contact us today to learn more about our products and services. At Brant Florist, we know flowers!

We are proud members of the FTD, Interflora, and Teleflora floral networks, and have been a Top 100 FTD Worldwide Florist for the last 17 years.

Brant Florist is located at 461 Brant St. in Burlington. Call us at 905-639-7001 or visit us online at for more information.

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Brant Florist Diamond Award 2016!

As a family-run business we’re proud to be providing outstanding products and service for 54 years and still going strong. We’re offering beautifully crafted and arranged fresh bouquets for every celebration or occasion, and continue to come out on top as Burlington’s go-to for sending out arrangements to loved ones.

This year, we were once again rated best in the florist industry in the Halton Region’s annual Readers’ Choice awards for their superior quality of product and service, 22 years in a row!

The Readers’ Choice awards are a way to recognize the people, businesses and organizations that make the Halton region bustle and thrive.

For the past 22 years, the awards have given the local community an opportunity to show their support to the wonderful businesses within the towns that make up the Halton region. These are the enterprises that brand Halton as an ideal place to live and visit.

Several of our happy customers write personally to one of our founding family members, ensuring that quality assurance and customer service is directly in the hands of the family.2016 BP Diamond PRO

Thank you to the Burlington community for voting us as your favourite florist again in 2016!