Street-front florists across the city can help you decide on a bouquet for any occasion, find the perfect plant for your home or talk shop on horticulture and botanicals. Here are our top picks for flowers and plants and decorative objects to show them off in Montréal.
Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie
Looking for a beautiful floral arrangement to tell your mom how much you love her? Abaca — Marchand de fleurs offers a superb selection of flowers that you can choose from in store or order by phone. Thinking about something more sustainable? The boutique also offers a variety of indigenous and exotic plants. If lavender is your favourite scent, be sure to stop by Le Jardin de Mathilde for an array of dried flowers and macramé plant holders on top of its lush in-store selection.
Plateau – Mile End
Blue, yellow, white or fuchsia: rose colours run the gamut at Vénus Fleurs. At Kyoto fleurs, the selection of accessories includes Japanese tea, giving you a one-stop shop for unique gift baskets. Trust the expert eyes of the florists/artists at Fauchois Fleurs, Fleuriste Le Spot St-Denis and Zen, le pouvoir des fleurs for bright and tasteful floral arrangements for every occasion.
A romantic European esthetic reigns at the Bell Jar Botanicals floral decoration studio and influences its luxurious, hint-of-wild compositions. A bastion of Laurier Avenue, Fleuriste Raymond Therrien, named after its founder, has been offering the same top-notch service for over 30 years. In the heart of Mile End, Fleuriste Sophie Dorval and the Dragon Flower Shop are excellent choices for the delicate and feminine touch they lend to their flower arrangements. Also in Mile End, the aptly named Vertuose gives pride of place to all manner of greenery. The boutique offers a 3-, 6- or 12-month subscription, giving you the chance to freshen up your home (or that of someone dear) with a monthly selection of easy-care green beauties.
Online or in person, Pourquoi pas fleurs makes bouquet buying a breeze: simply select the bouquet you like, with or without vase, choose your price point and their team will look after the rest. Looking for a gift that exudes both Zen and exotic? Karman Au, owner of Sky cadeaux et fleurs offers a stunning selection of 8- or 10-inch bonsai plants. Oursin Fleurs shakes it up with something special on a weekly basis; the boutique receives a special delivery of flowers from local farms and makes unique bouquets offered in three different sizes.
West and southwest Montréal
With plants and gardening their guiding light, the team at Florilège Jardinerie Urbaine stays on top of the newest products and trends by channeling its creativity to craft gorgeous arrangements from Québec and Canada. The botanical workshop Fleuriste Monarque offers a weekly or monthly floral subscription service, meaning you get a personalized fresh flower arrangement delivered to your door. Experience the power of flowers at Prune les fleurs floral counter in the Must Société boutique on Peel Street, and go gaga over the elegant, exciting and deconstructed finds from an owner who abounds with expertise and passion.
At the first signs of spring, Montréal's public markets are bursting with beautiful flowers that beckon passersby. You can also pick up pretty bouquets from its year-round merchants. Chez Daniel and Binette et Filles have set up shop at the Jean Talon Market to offer you an array of bouquets, indoor plants and plant care products.
At the Maisonneuve Market, La Blandinerie shares its passion for fresh-picked, kaleidoscopic flowers with a selection that changes according to the seasons. From April to October, Floramama offers a wide range of fresh and sustainable local flowers and seeds at the Laurier Farmer's Market and the Épicerie urbaine Masson.
Flowers or plants delivered to your door
For delivery service that’s fast and fret-free, visit the Instagram accounts of Les Lylas fleurs and Atelier Sauvageon to get inspired, make a selection and order by e-mail.