I’m Sarah Nixon and this is my tiny flower farm in the middle of the city. Since 2002 I’ve been growing cut flowers in an unconventional farming model, a micro farm comprised of many residential front and back yards in Toronto's Parkdale / Roncesvalles neighbourhood.
My team and I grow a ton of flowers in a very small amount of space. These specialty cut flowers are organically grown (although uncertified) and range from beloved favorites like peonies and dahlias to unusual varieties rarely seen at a standard florist.
These are not the chemical laden stems that have travelled across the globe to reach your corner store. To learn more about the importance of local flowers click here to read an article in The New York Times.
Our flowers are so local you might walk by the gardens where they're grown. They’re healthy and vibrant and beyond fresh, having been harvested and conditioned a matter of hours before they’re delivered.
Like you, I want to connect to the beauty of the natural world in our city; to the plant world, the pollinators and wildlife and the changing beauty of the seasons… And don't flowers just make every room feel more joyful, more poignant?
To encourage home gardeners and micro farmers in growing their own flowers I also teach workshops on different aspects of gardening and floral design, I offer hard to find cut flower seedlings and dahlia tubers and provide cutting garden consultation.
Be in touch and we'll talk flowers! Sarah
My Luscious Backyard, Toronto’s Urban Flower Farm Since 2002
All photos by Sarah Nixon unless otherwise credited.