About Ottawa Flowers
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Putting our heart into everything we do
"Flowers and plants represent not only beauty but also positive energy. Being surrounded by that energy every day and sharing it with our customers is both a joy and a privilege.
While we are thrilled and humbled by the awards we've won, our real reward is that we are able to touch the hearts of our customers in a positive, life-affirming way.
That's why we put our heart into everything we do."
-- Pavel Bogdanov, General Manager, Ottawa Flowers
From our family . . . to yours
Founded in 1996 by Pavel's mother, Irena, Ottawa Flowers began as a small flower shop in Ottawa's east end.
Today, the award-winning Ottawa Flowers team includes master floral designers, customer service specialists, a full-time website engineer, plus operations and management staff. This core team of approximately 10 full-time employees often grows by up to 30 or more part-time personnel to accommodate busy periods like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and, of course, wedding season.
At Ottawa Flowers, every step of our process-from ordering and consultation to design and delivery-is built around the needs of our customers. That's also why we are always looking for ways to exceed your expectations, such as through our optional "email an image" service where we send you a photo of your arrangement so you can see exactly what we delivered to the recipient.
Helping you say it with flowers Whatever the occasion, our talented team of internationally trained floral designers can provide you with just the right arrangement or gift basket, from simple to elaborate, from cheery and colourful to understated elegance. We're also experienced in creating floral arrangements specifically designed for different cultural tastes and preferences.
Not sure what you need? Give us a call and let our friendly and professional customer service specialists help you achieve just the right look, whether it's for a special event such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary, or simply to tell someone you care.
Browse our catalogue to place an order online, or give us a call at 613-737-5555 and let us help you brighten someone's day.
Stancho, a master masonry worker, made the transition easily, but Irena discovered that her qualifications as an auditor were not as transferable. Undeterred, she found employment with a flower wholesaler and, finding she greatly enjoyed the industry, decided to enrol in Algonquin College's Floral Design program. Soon after graduating, she opened the Crystal Calla flower shop in 1996 in a small storefront on Montreal Road.