It’s exciting times ahead at iconic Victoria Florist, on the corner of Idris and Wairakei Roads, as new owners Leanne Lovell (former owner of Ruby Tuesday Florist,) and her husband Andrew put their loving stamp on it.
For Christchurch born and bred Leanne, the move feels like she’s come full circle. “My mother was a florist, and I remember our trips to the original Victoria Florist premises in Victoria Street when I was a little girl.” Although it’s a new business and location, regular clientele can be rest assured nothing else has changed.
“The girls from Ruby Tuesday have moved here with me. We can’t wait to welcome our loyal customers to our new home, and look forward to meeting new customers, and providing the best service, as always.” Leanne’s happiest when creating her exquisite funeral arrangements. “If my flowers can help families in grief – that’s everything to me.” At 6.30am, three mornings a week, Leanne’s at the flower market; it’s a hectic life, but her 35 years as a florist proves her passion still burns bright.
“We’re a passionate bunch who love what we do. We love flowers, we love life, and we believe in celebrating the big, small, happy and sad times that are part of life. We put love into every bouquet, because we really care.”
Victoria Florist are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. Phone 03 351 7444 or visit