Free delivery Markham/Richmond Hill or curbside pick-up
I am Winse (Pronounced Winsey).
This is Garden Ardent, my petite urban flower farm in Markham, Ontario (which is approx. 30 minutes north of Toronto).
I grow flowers and edible plants for sale and I also carry a range of garden related gifts to suit everyone. My interest in flowers probably started when I was 10 in Sweden - a class project growing colourful pansies from seed developed more seeds fueled my curiosity and passion for growing flowers.
I have been gardening for 20+ years with my gardening hobbyists parents as mentors. My education was in applied science / engineering and international business. I have a degree in Industrial Engineering and a certificate in Executive Masters of Business Administration which gave me opportunities to live/work across 4 continents from North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. On my days off, I would explore flower farms and immerse myself in natural wonders. I hope to share these joyful experiences with you through my flower bouquets and arrangements.
My passion has always revolved around flowers, gardening and farming. Time passes too quickly when I am with plants and nature. If you don’t see me in my micro urban flower farm, you can find me helping out on my friend's multi-acreage flower farm in York Region or planting native flowers and trees with various local nature conservancy and advocacy groups. ...or even helping other farmers out!
In 2020, I took the leap and enrolled in the Floret Flower Farming class and decided to take the flower passion to a whole new level.
My flowers are grown locally, sustainably, without chemicals and include seasonal flowers such as specialty tulips, daffodils, ranunculus, anemones, dahlias, hydrangeas, zinnias and many other varieties. I also source beautiful garden related gift products and provide potted, vase or bouquet arrangements . Whether you are a plant enthusiast / gardener or just a someone who appreciates nature and flowers, my intention is to share the joy and experience of flowers with you.
To extend my grow space, I collaborate with residents in Markham's Cathedraltown neighbourhood to execute a unique micro-farming arrangement. Flowers are grown in residential yards whilst beautifying the neighbourhood's private gardens.
Feel free to reach out to me about your fresh cut flower requirements. I am always happy to chat about flowers.